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Getting Help

Community workers regularly face ethical and legal dilemmas as a part of the work they are doing on behalf of their clients and also within their own workplace. Knowing when, where and how to get assistance to solve problems is crucial. There are a range of places to get help from within workplaces and outside agencies.


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Professional associations
Professional associations can provide assistance and support across a range of situations, including ethical and conduct issues, legal problems and...


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Unions
Trade unions and similar organisations can provide advice and advocacy support for community workers who are experiencing workplace issues, including...


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Internal advisors & supervisors
In many areas of community work arrangements are made for internal supervision of work, particularly direct services such as casework. Additionally,...


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External supervision
Like internal supervision arrangements, external supervision can assist community workers to provide services that are accurate and accord with...


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Legal representation
It is not uncommon for community workers to seek legal advice in the face of a workplace dilemma. Many community organisations have retainer...