a) What is different about a social work role on a multidisciplinary team? What
are the underlying principles that guide social work? Are these really any
different to other professions in the mental health arena? Why or why not?
Housing services may comprise of multidisciplinary teams too; positions may
be filled by staff from nursing, youth work, psychology and other disciplines.
Celebrating diversity means working as an ally and advocating for marginalized and oppressed groups. We are allies to others when we can recognize and use the sources of our privilege to advance the rights of those who do not share our own identities or backgrounds. We need to ask ourselves how we can use the knowledge we have of unjust practices toward individuals and groups in society to work toward changes to improve their situation. Our knowledge and experience can be used to join with others and create new movements to reduce poverty, improve access to healthcare, support families, and eliminate discrimination on the basis of our social identities.
The Purpose Of Mental Health Social Work Essay
Thank you Com Care for the detailed exploration of the issues that is much needed. Three additional key facts. 1. When comparing the fast-track routes, Thing Ahead, Step-up with Teach First they are modeled on, it should be born in mind that the ‘normal PG training for Teachers is around 12 months- the normal MA in social work is between 22 and 24 months to allow for 200 days of practice (including 30 days practice preparation) as well as a skills, knowledge and values syllabus and rigorous assessment across practice, policy, research and values issues relevant to the range of needs groups. Is 12-14 months long enough to be given a licence to practice in such a complex role and be able to practice across needs groups (though possibly not acceptable other than in England – we need to know more about the standing of these as conveying eligibility for use of protected title of social worker outside England- including the other UK nations. Are these undoubtedly able people- those who really want to continue as front-line social workers- being sold short? Would we think 12-14 months adequate before doctors, nurses, psychologists achieve registration status?
2. There has been no evaluation of the shorter (n essence 14 months) Step-Up scheme. The evaluation cited is of the 18 month PG Diploma scheme
3. It could be misleading to describe these as 2 year qualifying programmes. These fast track trainees receive their ‘licence to practice’ ie their academic qualification in social work that allows them to register as a GENERIC social worker, after between 12 and 14 months. They may/ or may not, decide to continue with Masters studies. There is no systematic evaluation about how many of the 18 month let alone the 14 month Step-up-ers continue to complete the 2 year masters programme (or even complete the ASYE) They could at that point take their PG Cert/Dip and move elsewhere without the benefit of further assessed learning. We do not as yet know (and the duration of the Cardiff U evaluation does not allow for the follow up) about numbers continuing to an MA in social work. (An MA in family therapy or an MA in ‘leadership’ so early in a social work career is not appropriate). This second year should be to deepen knowledge values and skills in social work, and especially include a dissertation and training in research and data analysis that they will need to evaluate evidence informing practice in future years.
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