Mr Mick Piotto

Field Education Coordinator

College Services, Education, Psych and Social Work

place Social Sciences South (363)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Eighteen years social work service delivery including:

  • Young offenders and children under the Guardianship of the Minister
  • Community Health (now Primary Health) services in southern Adelaide - counselling/therapy, group work and community development in the areas of domestic violence (survivors and perpetrators), Men's health, fathers, sexual abuse (survivors and perpetrators), depression, anxiety, loss and grief, Ecological health, Aboriginal health

Seven years project, policy and research work for the Department of Health and the Adelaide Health Service including:

  • Developing Social Inclusion Unit health services for homeless people in the Adelaide inner city
  • Men's Health Policy Officer
  • Community Engagement and Citizenship
  • Chronic Condition Self-Management
  • Aboriginal Population Health
  • Primary Health Services reform and development
External reviewer for Quality Management Services Australia conducting accreditation audits for health and community services

Flinders University graduate.

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Politics) 1982 - 1984.

Bachelor of Social Administration 1986 - 1988.

Research Associate (2009/10) - Social Inclusion and the Northern Territory Intervention

Casual tutoring and occasional lecturing in Social Work courses at UNISA and FU from 2000 to 2010 including:

  • Social Policy
  • Human Social Development
  • Community Work
  • Reflective Social Work Practice
  • Social Planning
Key responsibilities

As a member of the Field Education team I am responsible for:

  • Planning, assessing, coordinating and developing field education placements for Social Work and Social Planning students
  • Planning and conducting orientation programs, skills workshops and field education seminars with field educators and Social Work and Social Planning students
Teaching interests
Currently conducting tutorials for undergraduate and postgraduate Social Work and Social Planning students for the subject Social Policy with Dr. Joanne Baker

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