Newly Qualified Social Workers

Author: Steven Keen
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857259245
Format: PDF, Docs
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The first year of practice can be a particularly challenging time for newly-qualified social workers. This book is therefore essential reading not only for NQSWs entering the workplace but for students on qualifying programmes who wish to develop their skills beyond graduation. This new edition draws upon recommendations from the Social Work Reform Board and includes material on the Assessed Year in Practice and how new practitioners working in both Adults and Children and Families settings can get the very best out of supervision.

Social Work with Adults

Author: Jim Rogers
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 147394273X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Social work with vulnerable adults is becoming increasingly centred on a key piece of legislation: the Mental Capacity Act. The Act provides a framework for protecting the vulnerable while allowing those who may lack capacity to have certain safeguards enshrined in law. This book will help support students to learn two things: first, how the Mental Capacity Act operates and what its key principles are when applied to safeguarding adults; and second, what are the compassionate skills and values that need to be interwoven with legislative knowledge? The authors show how these two principles interact and inform one another and how taking a person-centred approach to safeguarding vulnerable adults will mean better outcomes for the individual and our wider society.

The Social Work Portfolio A Student S Guide To Evidencing Your Practice

Author: Fenge, Lee-Ann
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335245315
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book guides students through creating their portfolio using practical tips, case studies, action points and activities. Importantly, this book shows students how to evidence certain elements of their practice in their portfolio.

Newly Qualified Social Workers A Handbook for Practice

Author: Keith Brown
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844455572
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The first year of practice can be the most challenging for newly qualified social workers. This book takes a practical look at the transition from student to practitioner and covers applying for a first post and managing the first years of practice, including specific guidance on topics such as induction, supervision and Post-Qualifying awards. Also covered are court skills, team working, report writing and record keeping. Each of these sections within the book contains critical commentary from both an employer’s and newly qualified social worker’s perspective, bringing alive the importance of these issues.

Transformative Learning for Social Work

Author: Clare Stone
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137542373
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learning and self-development is a continuous process for social workers, and practitioners must keep abreast of new knowledge, guidance and legislation in order to keep growing professionally. In this innovative text, an expert group of authors from a range of academia and practice settings highlights the importance of traditional approaches to learning, such as reflective practice and motivation, and introduces more contemporary methods such as coaching, service user participation and developing digital competence. Strongly practical in its approach, the book enables the reader to engage with the content in bite-size pieces, encouraging them to learn in whatever way works best for them. Features include: • Over 40 reflective tools, exercises and templates that can be used by learners and educators independently or in groups, in the classroom or the workplace • A wealth of case material to illustrate key points • An inspiring collection of first-hand narratives from social workers learning and developing in the field. This is an invaluable resource for educators and a must-read sourcebook for learners – be they students, newly qualified social workers or practitioners wishing to attend to their own professional development.