Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Spirituality and resilience in the social services workforce

For many years, professionalism in social service delivery meant being caring but not immersed, empathic but not emotional, and rational not religious. Increasingly academic research is showing the importance of spiritual leadership, mindfulness and personal belief in sustaining social service workers and quality of care.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Any Shift to Outcomes Based Funding for Social Services Must Proceed in Partnership

For some time now, health and social service providers have pointed to the contradiction of being funded by the number of services they deliver for programs that espouse better client outcomes. Now, with increased Commonwealth Government interest in outcomes based approaches, is this a case of be careful what you ask for?