Strengths And Struggles: Overseas Qualified Social Workers' Experiences In Aotearoa New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Fouché, C en
dc.contributor.author Beddoe, Elizabeth en
dc.contributor.author Bartley, Allen en
dc.contributor.author Brenton, N en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-25T21:50:59Z en
dc.date.issued 2014 en
dc.identifier.citation Australian Social Work, 2014, 67 (4), pp. 551 - 566 en
dc.identifier.issn 0312-407X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/27559 en
dc.description.abstract A growing number of professionals practise in a country other than the one where they obtained their professional qualification. A mixed-methods study explored the experiences of one group of such professionals, overseas-qualified social workers practicing in New Zealand. This article reports findings from four key informant group interviews and an online survey (N = 294), including this population's satisfaction with their employment, their introduction to local practice, and experiences of mistreatment and discrimination. The study highlights migrant social workers' desire for better access to information and induction opportunities to orient them to the local practice environment and notes their experience of discrimination in the workplace. Such findings require a thoughtful response from practitioners and professional bodies and is worthy of further research and discussion. We argue that migrant social workers in New Zealand require orientation activities tailored to meet their needs and a more welcoming system of recognition of the skills and experience they bring. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Australian Social Work en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Strengths And Struggles: Overseas Qualified Social Workers' Experiences In Aotearoa New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/0312407X.2013.783604 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 551 en
pubs.volume 67 en
pubs.author-url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0312407X.2013.783604 en
pubs.end-page 566 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 405338 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en
dc.identifier.eissn 1447-0748 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2013-08-12 en


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