Social Work

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Social Work
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Kaysha Whakarau - Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Ruanui.
Kaysha is the eldest of 10 siblings and has grown up experiencing social workers constantly coming in and out of her home throughout her life. Although her passions and interests were sports-related, she found her true calling in social work upon finishing high school and taking a gap year.  She wants to make a difference in the lives of tamariki who are living in difficult situations and further make a change in improving Māori statistics. Since Kaysha has become a social worker she has become stronger and believes she is a better person. Kaysha encourages that more Māori become social workers and make a difference in others lives. Listen to her journey and the path she took in becoming a social worker!

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of a Future Social Worker
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Subject Recommendations
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To Social Work
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Certificate in Health Sciences - Social Work
Certificate in Study and Career Preparation - Social Work
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Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Bicultural Social Work
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The day of a social worker is never the same, encountering different situations and people impacted by social and personal issues. A social worker requires a person who is:

  • A problem-solver
  • Reliable
  • Good at communicating
  • Relatable
  • Understanding
  • Empathetic
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 The subjects offered at high school that will useful in becoming a Social Worker are:

  • Te Reo Māori
  • English
  • Social studies
  • Health
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