Social work appointment welcomed

Social work appointment welcomed

UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families has proudly acknowledged the appointment of its Acting Director Program Development and Operations, Linda Mondy, as one of the Inaugural Fellows of the prestigious Australian College of Social Work.

Ms Mondy has over 35 years of practice and leadership experience in the community services sector in both the United Kingdom and Australia, with special responsibilities for compliance and quality in program development, out of home care and child protection.

She holds a CQSW (UK), Masters in Social Work (Newcastle University) and has completed leadership training at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.

UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families’ Acting Director, Claerwen Little, said the organisation welcomed the work of the college and was delighted that Ms Mondy was receiving due recognition as a Fellow.

In her role, Ms Mondy will be required to set up and support the socio-legal division of the college, making recommendations towards the college’s internal governance, functions and activities.

“The Australian College of Social Work will be a terrific resource through which we can share and gain the knowledge and skills needed for advanced social work practice,” said Ms Little.

“Linda has an impressive degree of insight and experience that will help influence positive change for vulnerable people facing disadvantage. In setting up the socio-legal division of the college, she will be making a strong contribution to social work practice across Australia, ultimately benefiting statutory clients, such as children in care, young people and adults in prisons.”

For the last 18 years, Ms Mondy has been in senior management with UnitingCare Burnside and is currently Acting Director Program Development and Operations for UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families.

An innovator in practice, Ms Mondy was granted a Churchill Fellowship, which allowed her to introduce the ‘Newpin’ project to Australia. She is also a mentor in the NSW Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

In her new role as an Inaugural Fellow, Ms Mondy will join with two other Inaugural Fellows for Socio-Legal, Dr Mary Hood and Brian Wooller, with the vision to open the college’s socio-legal division by mid 2012.

UnitingCare Children, Young People & Families

UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families assisted approximately 23,000 children, young people and families across New South Wales through service provision and advocacy in 2008.

The organisation brings together UnitingCare Burnside, UnitingCare Unifam Counselling and Mediation, UnitingCare Institute of Family Practice, UnitingCare Disability and UnitingCare Children’s Services.

UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families is a branch of UnitingCare NSW.ACT.

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