Your Social Work Practice Placement

Author: Ian Mathews
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446297160
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 Practice Placements

Author: Sue Jones
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473911036
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Surviving Your Social Work Placement

Author: Karen Jones
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137328231
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Social Work Placements

Author: Mark Doel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135190275
Format: PDF, ePub
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Placements can be one of the most exciting parts of your social work training but also one of the most daunting. This Guide will help you to make the most of your practice learning opportunities. The guide highlights how you can make the most of your placement, as well as anticipating some of the problem areas and pitfalls to avoid. It covers: preparing for your placement getting to grips with placement documentation understanding how and what you might learn on placement integrating theory with practice non-traditional placements anticipating difficulties and dealing with them getting the best from assessment and evaluation. Using a cast of ‘fellow travellers’ – students, work-based supervisors, practice educators and college tutors – to illustrate issues raised, the Guide is accessible and contains plenty of case studies. It is the ideal book for anyone wanting to make sure their placement goes as well as possible, whether they are a student or a supervisor.

Social Work Practice Learning

Author: David Edmondson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446293025
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book provides essential knowledge and skills to address all the new social work education requirements for placements and practice learning. It will help you successfully pass your compulsory social work placement whilst meeting the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for Social Workers and developing their professional practice. Giving examples of the PCF plus clear exercises, strategies and tips, the book: -Introduces your students to social work in the context of contemporary reforms. -Takes you through each stage of the new placement structure explaining supervision, reflective practice and critical thinking in social work. -Addresses trouble shooting and problem solving on placement. -Helps you prepare for complex casework with individuals, families, groups and communities; address risk in social work; and engage with diverse groups and communities. By using this book, you'll be armed with the tools you need to get the most out of your placement. David Edmondson is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Manchester Metropolitan University

Reflective Practice in Social Work

Author: Christine Knott
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473967813
Format: PDF
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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.

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.

Practice placement in social work

Author: Avril Bellinger
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447318641
Format: PDF
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Involved in educating social work professionals? Overwhelmed and demoralised by the current climate of cuts to services and over-regulation? This unique book written by practice educators, students and academics offers hope. This collection of innovative approaches to social work placements addresses subjects including sustainability, student-led services, overseas placements, the value of the third-sector, supporting students from minority groups and the visual arts. The international and diverse contributions offer practical guidance and challenge conventional approaches to placement finding, teaching and assessment in field education. Written from a global social work perspective this is essential reading for anyone responsible for ensuring quality placements for future professionals.

Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care Third Edition

Author: Joyce Lishman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500100
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This fully updated and expanded third edition of a classic text provides a comprehensive introduction to key theory, knowledge, research and evidence relating to practice learning in social work and social care. It outlines the theories that underpin social care practice, the main assessment models and interventions, and also offers guidance on the effective implementation of assessment across a range of professional contexts. Contributors from research, policy-making and practice backgrounds offer guidance on how to apply policy and research findings in everyday practice while ensuring that the complex needs of each individual service user are met. This third edition also features new chapters on group work, social pedagogy and personalisation. The Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care is an essential resource for ensuring effective evidence-based practice which will be valued by students, educators and practitioners alike.

Key Concepts in Social Work Practice

Author: Aidan Worsley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446290301
Format: PDF
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This book is a quick and accessible reference guide to the key concepts that social work students and professionals need to understand to be effective. The authors place practice at the centre of the text, and include a host of case examples to bring the concepts to life. Examining the essential topics of the social work curriculum, the concepts covered relate to practice, theory, policy and personal challenges. Further reading is included in each entry, so that the reader can explore what they have learned in more detail. This book will be an invaluable resource for social work students during their studies and on their practice placement. It will also be useful for qualified social workers, who want to continue their professional education.