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Providing Support for Students with Social Wellbeing Concerns. Angela Rodgers, BSW . Agenda. Introductions Reasons why the role was created How the role was developed and integrated into University Life Relationship building Reactive approaches when working with students in crisis - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Providing Support for Students with Social Wellbeing Concerns

Angela Rodgers, BSW Providing Support for Studentswith Social Wellbeing ConcernsSeptember 2012Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JCurtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JAgendaIntroductionsReasons why the role was createdHow the role was developed and integrated into University LifeRelationship buildingReactive approaches when working with students in crisisPro active approaches to prevent crisesFundingConclusion

September 2012Supporting Student with Social Wellbeing Concerns

Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301J30.07.20102Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JWhat brought about creating a social worker position at Curtin The Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program (HEPPP).Anticipation of an increase of students with wellbeing concerns The need for a streamlined approach across the University and for students to be supported by a trained professional

September 2012Supporting Student with Social Wellbeing ConcernsCurtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JRole development: Commencement DayStudent Support and Outreach Coordinator (SOC)Position Description included provide individual and case management support to student with complex and high support needs.The concept of a social worker within counselling had been established but it was unknown exactly what this would look like ie: referral, timeframes, scheduling, tasksSeptember 2012Supporting Student with Social Wellbeing ConcernsCurtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JSean why did they call it SOC not social worker30.07.20104Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JRole Development-In the beginningLiaising with on campus support services Professional experience in case management and risk assessment to developed intake assessment guidelines, referral systems and time frames An operational manual was created.A marketing strategy was developed

September 2012Supporting Student with Social Wellbeing Concerns

Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JRole Development: Networking and integrating my role into the UniversitySeptember 2012Supporting Student with Social Wellbeing ConcernsCurtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JIntegration in to CDSRelationship building within the CDS team was key-meeting with CDS team individually-exploring their understanding of my role and what type of task would be beneficial to reduce their case loadsBuilding trust and proving I had the professional capacity to do the jobCase consultation and keeping the team informed

September 2012Supporting Student with Social Wellbeing Concerns Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JIntegrating into Unilife and the UniversitySeptember 2012Supporting Student with Social Wellbeing Concerns

Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301J30.07.20108Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JSeptember 2012Supporting Student with Social Wellbeing ConcernsCurtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JExample-security, MH trainingSTART exampleHEPP Team30.07.20109Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JConnecting to Agencies outside the University Being new to Perth and developing a resources list specific to University students needsSt. Vincent De Paul was one of the most significant and important connectionsImportant resources include: SARC, DVAS, St Vincent, Crises Care line, WA Police, hostels and homeless shelters September 2012Supporting Student with Social Wellbeing Concerns

Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JWA police two contact people who I call for info30.07.201010Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JRole Development: Now September 2012Supporting Student with Social Wellbeing Concerns

CDSProperties (security)Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JSo what does the SOC do?HealthFinancial Staff Consultation Networking Emergency ReliefOrganisational support TransportationAsk Angela Boards Welfare checksHygieneNutritional support Social Wellbeing Workshops Support Victims of CrimeAdvocacy Support Domestic Violence/family concerns

September 2012Supporting Student with Social Wellbeing Concerns

Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JStats and Work Load711 Check-ins568 meetings340 other appointments24 group programs, orientation sessions, HA training, welcome dinners + organising 4 Mental Health First Aid trainingStalls, facility visits and promotion of the servicesInternal and external consultation and referralsCommittees ie: alcohol campaign, promotions team, SCRT, Mental Health Week 30.07.2010Footer text - slideshow title44 Students = $1 million Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301J September 2012Supporting Students with Social Wellbeing ConcernsReferral Process Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JDiscuss what notifying the referrer means.Difference between a safety plan and a case management plan30.07.201014Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JProactive/ReactiveSeptember 2012Supporting Student with Social Wellbeing ConcernsCurtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JSafer Community Program - PurposeContributes to a safe and secure environment;Utilises proactive and preventative approach;Identifies concerning or threatening behaviour;Conducts risk assessment of concerning and/or threatening behaviour;Provides support at all stages of responding to behaviour and/or situation of concern; Provides support to those who are affected.

Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JSafer Community ProgramAttends to: Threat of suicide or self-harm;Threat of physical violence towards others;Alleged criminal acts including assault, domestic violence, stalking;Mental Health concerns which will have an effect on Campus support services, students, and staff.Student who have been reported as missing by Curtin employees or family members.

Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JSafer Community ProgramMembers: Deputy Head of the Counselling and Disability Services, Supervisor of Security, Medical Director of Curtin Health Services, Associate Director of Housing, Student Disciplinary and Appeals Officer, SOCChaired: Director of Support ServicesMeetings on a fortnightly bases or as needed Confidentiality

Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JFundingEmergency Relief Funding-St Vincent De PaulEmergency Relief Funding-HEPPPDonations-International Emergency ReliefStudent Guild-Bookshop Grants, free food, legal assist, reboot project ScholarshipsLoanHardship fundingMerit and Needs based scholarships

September 2012Supporting Students with Social Wellbeing ConcernsCurtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JPromotional MaterialBrochuresBanners/postersWord of mouthEmail remindersNetworking

September, 2012Supporting Student with Social Wellbeing Concerns

Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301JQuestions?September 2012Supporting Student With Social Wellbeing Concerns

Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of TechnologyCRICOS Provider Code 00301J

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