CASE Social Work

Social Work

The Social Work academic group is committed to education and practice that are informed by critical insights into structural inequalities and which contribute at both individual and collective levels to a socially just and sustainable society.

Our staff and students seek to achieve this through high quality teaching and research, critical scholarship and active community service. In doing so, the group acknowledges the traditional owners of Australia, values diversity and recognises the international context of practice.

According to The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching website, which provides comparative information to prospective students from the perspective of recent students and graduates, James Cook University's Social Work graduate full-time employment rates are consistently higher than the national average. JCU's Social Work team is also closely aligned with the Australian Association of Social Workers, which is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia.

Recent Social Work publications

Zuchowski, Ines (2019) Raising the profile of social work field education- the opportunity of maintaining a field education audit. New Voices in Social Work Research, 21 June 2019. pp. 1-4.
Zuchowski, Ines (2019) Working together and external supervision. In: Gardner, Fiona, Theobald, Jacqui, Long, Natasha, and Hickson, Helen, (eds.) Field Education: creating successful placements. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 33-45.
Zuchowski, Ines, Miles, Debra, Howard, Elise, Harris, Nonie, and Francis, Abraham (2019) Sustaining quality learning abroad opportunities in Australian schools of social work. International Social Work, 62 (2). pp. 980-993.
Davis, Cindy, Harris, Nonie, Englebrecht, Lambert, and Lum, Terry (2019) Teaching international social work in a global classroom. Journal of Social Work Education, 55 (2). pp. 327-337.

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