Hon Helen Morton MLC

Hon Helen Morton MLC

Former Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child Protection

    Award for Broome child protection worker

    9/06/2015 12:00 AM
    • ​Department for Child Protection and Family Support worker wins award for helping children and families in North-West WA
    • WA Social Worker of the Year Awards acknowledge dedicated social workers

    Broome resident and Department for Child Protection and Family Support social worker Kristen Orazi has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to regional families in the WA Social Worker of the Year Awards last night.


    Ms Orazi, who works in the department’s West Kimberley District office, won the Regional and Remote Practitioner category.


    Having worked for the department for the past six years and with substantial experience in human services, Ms Orazi was recognised for consistently demonstrating maturity beyond her years and developing and maintaining the trust of her clients even when delivering difficult news or in conflict situations.


    Child Protection Minister Helen Morton congratulated Ms Orazi on her achievement.


    “Kristen has led many initiatives which involved collaborating with external agencies to improve communication with high risk individuals, resulting in clear and respectful interactions with families, and child safety outcomes,” Mrs Morton said.


    “She has a natural ability to connect with vulnerable children and families in times of need and her passion, creativity and practical approach to child protection work has contributed to building stronger regional families and communities.


    “Congratulations to all social workers recognised with an award. They are the cornerstone of the child protection work that is undertaken every day in extremely difficult circumstances.”


    Fact File

    • The WA Social Worker of the Year Awards is presented by the WA branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers
    • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support sponsors the Head, Heart and Hands Award category, which recognises the outstanding career of a social worker
    • For more information, visit http://www.wasocialworkeroftheyearawards.com.au      

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