Social and Emotional Wellbeing: A Welcome Guide for the Aboriginal Workforce

Zaccariah Cox, Emma Carlin, Kate Derry, Abby-Rose Cox, Lenny Ansey, Denise Cox, Pat Dudgeon

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This manual is a reference tool for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) teams. This manual aims to complement rather than replace your position description and/or your workplace induction. Section 1 of the manual aims to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander SEWB staff to understand the history of SEWB and the model and framework ofSEWB. Section 2 of the manual looks at types of services that may be offered by SEWB teams. It offers reflections and insights from the Kimberley SEWB workforce and client base to help show SEWB inpractice. Section 3 contains some information and tips around the following areas: having clear understanding of your SEWB role, developing good relationships within your clinic, knowing your referral pathways, cultural security in the workplace, and creating a meaningful pathway to professional development. Section 4 of the manual provides a summary of the underlined useful readings and resources around select topics. It also provides templates and checklists for the information referred to in Section 3.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages43
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2022


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