Working with groups

Working within communities and disability service organisations often involves you in group work.

Working with people in groups is a specialised skill. It is important that you understand group dynamics in order to optimise the outcome of your group work, whether that be working with clients or with other staff.

A group can be defined as a number of individuals who share a common goal or purpose. As a support worker, attending to the key principles of facilitation and empowerment will assist you to involve group members in group activities and decisions.

Last modified: Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 3:30 PM