Jeewan Kala Gurung
Understanding Authority in Children and Family Social work: Balancing Care and Control
Professor Harry Ferguson and Dr Helen Woods
Jeewan’s research examines child and family social workers’ experiences of using authority whilst working in partnership with parents. She is particularly interested in the ways social workers balance statutory duties and service users’ human rights.
Jeewan served as a counsellor at the Gurkha Contingent Singapore Police Force (GCSPF) for nine years. She held the position of head counsellor for five years until she moved to Birmingham to pursue higher education. At the GCSPF, Jeewan was an active member of the welfare organisation and was deeply involved with several voluntary projects, including serving as an advisor for a Special Needs Group and program coordinator for a Mothers and Toddlers club. She was also very much involved with organising fundraising events for charities such as Nepal earthquake relief and pre-86 widows.
- Social Workers experience of using their authority meaningfully whilst working collaboratively with parents involved in child protection process: A mixed method study.
- Patient survey – NHS outpatient appointment and Accident and Emergency (A&E) visit experiences of children with autism or intellectual disability, living in Birmingham or Solihull.
- Special Educational Needs and Disability Family Survey: Parents perspective on the impact of COVID 19 lockdown 2 on their children, young person, and families.
- Special Educational Needs and Disability Family Survey: Parents perspective on the impact of COVID 19 lockdown 1 on their children, young person, and families.
- Master of Social Work, University of Birmingham
- Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
- Graduate Diploma of Social Science (Professional Counselling) with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
- Graduate Certificate of Social Science (Professional Counselling), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Certified Transactional Analyst, Registered Trainer for Gottman Method for Couple Therapy, William Glasser International Certified Reality Therapist, Registered Social Worker (UK).
Visiting Lecturer, Newman University (Health and social care Level 6):
- Module leader for Protecting Vulnerable adults and children (HEU604)
- Module leader for Contemporary issues in social care (HEU608)
- Lecturer for Looked After Children (WWU606)
Teaching Assistant University of Birmingham:
- BA2 Theory, Methods and Practice 20/21
- MA1 SW Social Identity, Citizenship and Social Work Practice
Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)
Induction training to BA and MA trainee social workers:
- Signs of Safety Session
- Effective Record Keeping
- Effective Multi Agency working (SEND Dept Response needed process)
SENDIASS Continuing Professional Development, Teaching Programme for support officers:
- How to take Referrals
- Relationship Based practice: working effectively with the service users
- The Equality Act 2010 and the Social Model of Disability
- Carrying out Effective Assessments
- United Nations Conventions Rights of the Children (UNCRC)
- Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
Weekly lectures for trainee para counsellors at Gurkha Contingent Singapore Police Force (GCSPF):
- Psychological theories
- Counselling techniques
- Effective communication skills
- MA Social Work Academic Excellence Award -University of Birmingham - 2019
- MA Social Work Practice Excellence Award -University of Birmingham - 2019
- Commanders Commendation Coin Gold (Highest form of award given in recognition of outstanding contributions by Gurkha Contingent Singapore Police Force) - 2016
- The Welfare Achievers Award (Biennial award in recognition of exceptional volunteer contributions by Gurkha Contingent Singapore Police Force) - 2014