MANZASW; Registered Social Worker; Bachelor of Social Work; Certificate in Clinical Supervision..
A Community Social Worker helps people manage their daily lives and helps them adapt to and change their circumstances. Social Workers focus on problem solving and change. They do this through assessing and identifying needs; planning and goal setting; counselling; advocacy and skills training. They also help people obtain services and resources in the community.
Frances has over 20 year's experience in the social work field, mostly within the health sector. She has worked in community health, mental health and hospital settings in clinical and management roles. Frances has a particular interest in working with women and children.
Once a referral is received and prioritised, there is an initial meeting, assessment and then a plan developed with the client and other key people.
Social Work services are free to anyone living in the Porirua area