Social workers support, empower, and advocate for individuals, families, whānau, and communities.
“I have known for a long time that I wanted to work in a field where I could help youth. I was lucky to have a sports coach who was a social worker – he inspired me to consider it as a career path. Both his influence and the loss of my friend when I was younger were driving influences on my career choice. Having attended counselling myself, I got a good understanding of what the area of social practice involves. I could see there was a great opportunity to help people in difficult circumstances improve their lives, and I wanted to be part of that. In the future, I want to help and inspire kids at school with both their academic and sporting pursuits.”
“I could see there was a great opportunity to help people in difficult circumstances improve their lives, and I wanted to be part of that.”
Bachelor of Social Work