Competence in Social Work Practice: A Practical Guide for by Kieran O'Hagan, Beverley Burke, Derek Clifford, Dorota

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By Kieran O'Hagan, Beverley Burke, Derek Clifford, Dorota Iwaniec, Gerry Heery

Because the booklet of the 1st version of this vintage textual content, the most important reforms in social paintings schooling led to the nationwide Occupational criteria Framework (NOSF), which calls for all social employees to illustrate competence in a few key components. This useful textual content booklet covers all components of the NOSF together with social paintings ethics, residential care perform, baby defense, probability research and holding adults with studying problems. various case reports successfully exhibit powerfuble perform in social paintings perform, and relate middle parts of competence explicitly to the appropriate portion of the framework. pros and scholars inquisitive about social paintings education, in addition to new practitioners will price this e-book as an integral source.

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A Systemic Approach. London: Routledge. Rodgers, B. and Pryor, J. (1998) Divorce and Separation: The Outcomes for Children. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Thompson, N. (1995) Theory and Practice in Health and Social Welfare. Buckingham: Open University Press. uk Acknowledgements I wish to thank Tony Macklin (Independent social worker/guardian ad litem/practice teacher) and Ursula McKeown (social worker/family therapist) for their advice and guidance in the writing of this chapter. I am grateful to Advice Services Alliance Publishers for permission to use Phil Evans’s cartoon ‘The Mediator’ taken from Family Mediation: What is Mediation?

British Journal of Social Work 36, 2, 189–206. Training Organisation for Personal Social Services (2004) National Occupational Standards. London: TOPSS. Training Organisation for Personal Social Services (2006) Social Work. Available at: www. id=140. Trevithick, P. (2005) Social Work Skills: A Practice Handbook, 2nd edn. Maidenhead: Open University Press. Waterson, J. and Morris, K. ’ Social Work Education 24, 6, 653–675. 2 from the National Occupational Standards. CHAPTER 2 Competence in Mediation Practice Margaret Fawcett Introduction Mediation is commonly understood as a type of alternative dispute resolution in which the parties involved identify and agree a solution with the support of a neutral third party.

A range of strategies were used including normalising, mutualising and powerbalancing. · The student kept to the session plan – even when temporarily unsure what to do next. · She used her co-worker appropriately and combined structure with a responsive approach to client concerns. The student has facilitated the beginnings of a process whereby Mr and Mrs Brady will be able to move on to the next stage of telling their story. Given the opportunity to hear that story, it is likely it would have uncovered a dispute with numerous strands of tensions – the issues resulting in the couple’s estrangement, practical issues about fitting children’s school timetables alongside parents’ working arrangements, the weekly hassles of organising life between two households and the impact of introducing a parent’s new partner.

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