Newly Qualified Social Workers

Author: Steven Keen
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473987520
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The first year of practice can be a particularly daunting and challenging time for newly-qualified social workers (NQSWs). This fully revised and updated book directly addresses the crucial transition period between finishing off the social work degree and managing the first years of practice. It offers down to earth, practical guidance on applying for your first post and managing your work load in the first few years. From useful sections on the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE), supervision, dealing with conflict, court skills, report writing, and team work to what professionalism actually looks like in practice, this book will throw a life belt to not only NQSWs entering the workplace but for students on qualifying programmes who wish to develop their skills beyond graduation.

The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Child and Family Social Workers

Author: Helen Donnellan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857002075
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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So, you've passed your degree and have started your first job. But are you confident about translating the theory into practice? Are you prepared to juggle the workload of a busy social worker? Do you have a plan for your continuing professional development? This practical guide provides a wealth of suggestions to help you to hit the ground running in the early stages of your new career. The book will guide you over the initial hurdles you will face in the transitional phase from student to employee. The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Child and Family Social Workers provides a range of strategies for managing your time and workload, and offers suggestions for finding support, coping with stress and maintaining job satisfaction. Ways of handling difficult situations – with colleagues, managers and other professionals, as well as service users – which may be new and challenging are also explored. Each chapter concludes with a checklist of key points as a ready reference for practitioners preparing to face the daily challenges of their new professional status. This invaluable guide will be an essential support for all students, post-qualification and returning practitioners specialising in the fields of child and family social work in sustaining their commitment to their chosen profession and working successfully within it.

Social Work with Adults

Author: Jim Rogers
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 147394273X
Format: PDF, ePub
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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
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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.

Starting Social Work

Author: Rebecca Joy Novell
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1909682128
Format: PDF
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Social Work often receives a bad press but it is an intellectually, emotionally and practically challenging profession which, in order to help people effectively, needs to attract the best candidates. This book takes a personal and human approach and presents a Newly Qualified Social Worker’s experience, reflections and gentle advice on the training process and early years of a Social Work career. Written in an accessible and honest style, it gives a fresh perspective at a time when there is a national turning-point in Social Service reform. It highlights the positive and negative aspects of becoming a Social Worker and is grounded in real service user cases. For those embarking on or thinking about a career in social work, this book will be an invaluable read.

Positive Social Work

Author: Julie Adams
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1909330078
Format: PDF, ePub
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Leaving university and entering the world of Social Work can be quite a daunting experience for many students, though also exciting and challenging. This new publication will help the Newly Qualified Social Worker to understand their role within the context of a newly emerging and developing Social Work service. It will ensure that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to do the job as best they can. Positive Social Work is packed with information and resources to enable the NQSW to work in a professional manner, to protect themselves from the pressures of the role and to ensure they know where to look for support. This book will also assist them with ongoing professional development by giving them tools they can adapt for their own area of Social Work. All Chapters are directly linked to the new Professional Capabilities Framework. This book provides a unique tool designed to support the NQSW's journey through the Assessed & Supported Year in Employment and is full of case studies and exercises designed to help understanding and develop positive habits which will enhance their career.

Post Qualifying Social Work Practice

Author: Patricia Higham
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 144620622X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"A valuable resource for all those engaged in post-qualifying social work practice, ... It is impressive in its coverage of contemporary social work practice across the four countries of the UK" Professor Jackie Powell, University of Southampton "The PQ landscape is complex and changing fast, so the reader will be grateful to Pat Higham and her colleagues for this clear and comprehensive analysis of PQ" Professor Mark Doel, Sheffield Hallam University. " a comprehensive introduction to social work education at post-qualifying level. It identifies the key issues qualified social workers need to consider in contemporary practice and enables them to engage in critical reflection through the development of their post-qualifying expertise." Professor John Harris, University of Warwick This core textbook provides an authoritative overview of the post-qualifying awards in social work. Written in response to recent policy and training guidelines, the book will enhance social workers' post-qualifying knowledge, skills and values within specialist areas of practice. The book will: - Use critical self-appraisal to construct different ways of thinking about and doing social work - Encourage reflection on their practice - Enable social workers to build confidence in their professional identity - Move from competence to increased capability and to expertise - Help social workers to explore values dilemmas - Increase social workers' knowledge for practice - Promote learning and career development. This book examines core assumptions about post qualifying practice - that values and relationships (including partnerships with service users) are essential to good practice, that social workers will work in diverse organisational structures and that social workers in the United Kingdom should become aware of European models of social work.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 1994 1995

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788107948
Format: PDF
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A nationally recognized, best-selling reference work. An easy-to-use, comprehensive "encyclopedia" of today's occupations & tomorrow's hiring trends. Describes in detail some 250 occupations -- covering about 104 million jobs, or 85% of all jobs in the U.S. Each description discuses the nature of the work; working conditions; employment; training, other qualifications, & advancement; job outlook; earnings; related occupations; & sources of additional information. Revised every 2 years.

Critical Thinking and Professional Judgement for Social Work

Author: Lynne Rutter
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473933862
Format: PDF
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Critical thinking as a process can appear formal and academic, far removed from everyday life where decisions have to be taken quickly in less than ideal conditions. However, now more than ever, it is seen as a vital part of social work, and indeed any healthcare and leadership practice within the current agenda for integration, and in the post Francis inquiry health care context. This Fourth Edition now reflects this wider arena, but also includes new material in response to the continuing review of social work professional standards. It continues to take a pragmatic look at the range of ideas associated with critical thinking, focusing on learning and development for practice. The chapter on professional judgement has been extended to provide a wider discussion on practical reasoning and judgement in relation to developing expertise, while other chapters and reading lists have also been updated, and activities revised to enhance learning. The authors continue to emphasise the importance of sound, moral judgement based on critical thinking and practical reasoning; while also acknowledging the tensions for staff and teams facing complex, uncertain situations and sometimes oppressive workplace cultures. Their hope is that increased and informed attention to your thinking can help nurture wise deliberation and action in such challenging times.

Newly Qualified Social Workers A Handbook for Practice

Author: Keith Brown
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844455572
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.