Surviving Your Social Work Placement

Author: Karen Jones
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137328231
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This best-selling guide to social work placements is designed to support you through one of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of your social work degree. Now substantially revised to take into account the latest developments in social work education in the UK: • It includes fully updated guidance on how you will be assessed, with reference to the latest professional frameworks and standards; including the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for England. • It contains a completely new chapter on professional values, diversity and social justice. • It is packed with reflective activities and advice from your student peers to help you develop your practice skills and identity. Written in a friendly and accessible style by two authors with a wealth of teaching experience, this is an essential guide to not only surviving, but getting the most out of, your social work placement.

Surviving your Social Work Placement

Author: Robert Lomax
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113732824X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This best-selling guide to social work placements is designed to support you through one of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of your social work degree. Now substantially revised to take into account the latest developments in social work education in the UK: • It includes fully updated guidance on how you will be assessed, with reference to the latest professional frameworks and standards; including the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for England. • It contains a completely new chapter on professional values, diversity and social justice. • It is packed with reflective activities and advice from your student peers to help you develop your practice skills and identity. Written in a friendly and accessible style by two authors with a wealth of teaching experience, this is an essential guide to not only surviving, but getting the most out of, your social work placement.

Surviving your Social Work Placement

Author: Robert Lomax
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137328229
Format: PDF, Docs
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Placements are a key part of social work training. They can be one of the most challenging things you do. But for many students they are also the most rewarding and invigorating aspect of learning. They are your chance to put academic learning into practice and actually 'do' some social work. They are also an opportunity to link up with other practitioners and learn from their wealth of experience. From the beginning of your first placement to the end of your final one, this book will: ¦ answer many of your questions and concerns ¦ provide practical tips, exercises and advice to build your confidence and enable you to take control of your learning ¦ support you in developing professionally, including dealing with difficult situations should these arise ¦ help to improve your critical thinking skills and your skill in practising reflectively. Surviving Your Social Work Placement is written in a straightforward, down-to-earth style, by authors with extensive experience of social work education and practice. It draws directly on the advice of past and present social work students. This is a book you will return to again and again as a rich source of ideas and guidance at any stage of your social work training.

Surviving Your Placement In Health And Social Care A Student Handbook

Author: Healey, Joan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335222595
Format: PDF, Kindle
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?This book provides a comprehensive account of the issues concerning students' placements. It is well structured and represents great value.? .Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP) .."This attractive workbook provides a wealth of tools and ?top tips? for students of health and social care struggling to survive the demands of 21st century practice placements. The authors artfully distil their knowledge, experience and expertise in placement learning in order to accompany the student on their journey from novice to qualified professional." .Stephanie Hobson, Head of Practice Education, Oxford Brookes University .."I found the text to be set at a good level for new students of nursing, allied health and social care especially for the early placements in their programme of study. In an easy and engaging style the book offer a range of useful tools to helps students make the most and get the best from their placement experiences. I would be happy to recommend this to students on a range of courses." .George Bell, Northumbria University, UK ....As students in health and social care professions, you will spend up to half of your time out on placement. This accessible and practical book is designed to help you make the most of this invaluable learning experience and is suitable for use in all areas of practice, whether you are training to be a nurse, midwife, occupational therapist, social worker or physiotherapist. ..In student friendly language it covers all the main areas of placement learning, including: .. Developing a learning contract . Reflective practice . Using supervision. Managing time . Evidence-based practice. Capturing your learning in a personal and professional portfolio. Failing placements ..This book of highly practical chapters provides reflection exercises, questions, tests, ideas and tools to use on your placement, case studies to read and practical tips throughout to help you achieve your best on placement, in whatever area of practice you are in. ..Surviving Your Placement in Health and Social Care is key reading for all health and social care students, including nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and radiographers amongst other..

Your Social Work Practice Placement

Author: Ian Mathews
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446297160
Format: PDF
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Embarking on a first practice placement can be an anxious experience for social work students. This textbook takes them step-by-step through the process, holding their hand through preparation for practice modules and during the course of the placement itself. Focusing on practicalities, knowledge, values and skills, the authors guide students through the challenges they may face. Chapters include numerous real-life case examples which reflect a range of varying placement contexts including different settings, service-user groups, locations and areas of practice. The book will help students become confident on placement and lead to rich placement experiences which will benefit them throughout the rest of their degree and upon entry to the profession. Your Social Work Practice Placements is essential reading for all social care students.

Social Work with Children and Families

Author: Maureen O'Loughlin
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473967902
Format: PDF
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'An excellent introduction to social work with children and families. It links practice with legislation and highlights relevant research findings'. - Mr Dan Burrows,Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University Working with children and families is one of the most challenging, skilled, but ultimately rewarding, areas of social work practice. Social workers need to be able to work with a diverse group of children and their families: from babies to teenagers, single parents to two-parent families and multi-carer families, as well as with a diverse group of professionals, such as the police, schools, hospitals, health centres and various community organisations. They need to be able to understand the law, policy and legislation that surrounds social work with children and families, while continually developing their own skills. Such skills include communication, preparation and planning, intervention, recognition, identification and assessment of significant harm, recording and report writing, managing oneself and the work, problem solving, research and analysis and decision making. This fully revised new edition aims to guide you through all of these areas and more. There are chapters on safeguarding, substitute care for children, family support for children and families, life story work and direct work with children.

Reflective Practice in Social Work

Author: Christine Knott
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473967791
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Reflective practice is at the heart of becoming a competent and confident social worker. It’s both a key element of learning and development on social work courses and an important aspect of social work practice. This accessible and introductory text explores a range of approaches to reflective practice that aims to help students become more confident in answering key questions, including 'what is reflective practice?', ‘how do I develop as a reflective practitioner?’, ‘how do I maintain reflective practice in key contexts?’. There are sections on writing reflective journals, communicating well with service users and carers and reflective practice while on placements.

Law for Social Workers

Author: Helen Carr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198783450
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Law for Social Workers has been supporting social work students and professionals for over 25 years. Written by an expert lecturer team with practical experience, this book provides the perfect combination of legal explanation and practical insight and is the ideal text to see students through their course and career. This edition continues to provide an accurate, jargon-free account of the law social workers need to know, with helpful diagrams and case studies included throughout to explain areas of difficulty and ensure understanding for students and professionals at all levels. The 14th edition includes an expanded Social Worker's Toolkit, offering practical advice on topics such as going to court, preparing evidence, and writing reports, providing the ideal support while on placement or in the workplace. The book is accompanied by a fully interactive Online Resource Centre with a wealth of resources for both students and lecturers.

Social Work Practice Placements

Author: Sue Jones
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473911028
Format: PDF, Mobi
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All social work students must undertake Practice Placements in the second and final years of their programme and the placement is a crucial area of assessment for passing the degree course. This book will help to develop student's critical thinking, analytic and reflective skills as they progress through their two placements. It will help them build a successful practice portfolio and understand exactly how they fit into the myriad of other professionals and services that make up day to day reality of practice. Crucially, this book will also feature a chapter on developing these skills into the workplace. Uniquely, it argues that becoming a competent and thriving social worker is dependent on success in the placement.