Amanda has worked as a social worker for over 30 years in a variety of roles including with government, non-government organisations, private practice and academia. Amanda has practiced in a range of fields – community development, individual and family work, group work, community education, for statutory and non-statutory agencies covering  issues as diverse as child protection, juvenile justice, adoptions, health, Defence, homelessness, domestic violence, finance and refugees. She has worked in rural and remote communities as well as metropolitan and regional cities. She has been a lecturer in Social Work at James Cook University since July 2005.

  • WS1005: Human Rights and Social Justice (Level 1; TSV)
  • WS2510: Interpersonal Practice (Level 2; TSV)
  • WS3503: Field Education 1 (Level 3; TSV)
  • WS3515: Social Work and Welfare Practice (Level 3; TSV)
  • Supervision
  • Peer Supervision
  • Rural and Remote Practice
  • Field Education
  • Social Work Education
  • Blended Learning
  • Scenario Based Learning
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  • 2016 - JCU Award for Excellence in recognition of outstanding achievement in the category of Reconciliation - for the contribution to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work and Human Services Advisory Committee
  • 2011 - Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER) Member
  • 1995 - Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Accredited Member

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