Are you a newly qualified social worker (who qualified from a NZ programme within the past two years and are working as a social worker in NZ for at least six months) or have you managed or supervised a newly qualified social worker in NZ within the last two years? If so, we would love to talk to you about your perspectives on the readiness to practise of newly qualified social workers. Participation would involve you being interviewed for about 60 minutes by a member of our research team, either face-to-face, by Skype or phone.
If you were a participant in our recent NQSW survey, please note that the survey suggested we wanted paired interviews with NQSWs and their managers. We no longer require this arrangement and request volunteers from any NQSW and any NQSW supervisor/manager independently of each other.