Qualifications: BA(Hons) Health and Social Welfare, Post Graduate Studies Cert. Social Work (UK)
Simon Powell brings over 21 years’ experience in the social care field, practicing in the United Kingdom and Australia, in sectors varying from statutory organizations, non-government agencies and the voluntary sector, which Simon is still currently involved in and committed to. Simon has developed a ‘strength based’ practice frame work based on his varied experience, with the majority of his work encompassing the differing models of case management used. Simon maintains a passion for learning, in the belief and hope that this can lead to effective outcomes, and enable Simon to continue to evolve as a worker. Simon has extensive experience of working with many different nationalities and ethnicities from around the world and is a passionate advocate of those experiencing hardship of any description. Simon believes his own personal experience of brain injuries can possibly aid in developing empathy with some of the client base in the disability sector and the various challenges they may face. Whilst relatively new to the disability sector, Simon believes his extensive experience in a host of social work fields, alongside his own professional ethics and standards will add to the already excellent reputation of Rehability Australia in the disability field. Simon shares Rehability Australia’s commitment to “innovative clinical social work and specialist case management”.
Throughout Simon’s career to date, work supervisor’s have consistently spoke of Simon’s ability to engage with, and form effective working relationships with, individuals, families and community agencies as a particular strength of his social work practice, along with a strong commitment to working with, and supporting, colleagues with a great belief in working as a team. This is another ethos Simon hopes to bring to his continued role within Rehability Australia.
- Assessing and managing risk and safety.
- Mental Health / Deliberate administration of lethal self-injurious behaviors (suicide/familicide).
- Anti-Oppressive and Anti-Discriminatory practice.
- Case Management.