WELF 4007 Practice skills for social work

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102351

Coordinator George Turner Opens in new window

Description This unit aims to develop students' knowledge and skill base to work with people in varied environments and during difficult life transitions. The focus will be on acquiring knowledge of practice theory and models and then making use of this knowledge in simulated practice including interviewing and through written critical reflection. The unit emphasises use of self, emotion work and skills in negotiating preferred goals and outcomes with clients.

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Pre-requisite(s) WELF 3020 OR
WELF 2005

Equivalent Subjects WELF 4003 - Critical Social Work Practice Direct

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 1666 - Bachelor of Social Work or 1713 - Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of Social Work.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply a contemporary social work practice model to a simulated practice situation
  2. Evaluate a brief intervention model, demonstrating critical reflection skills and describing the theory that informs the model.
  3. Identify relevant social work practice knowledge and skills in contemporary scholarship, in working with clients in varied environments and during difficult life transitions.

Subject Content

1. Contemporary social work practice principles, theories, models and approaches
2. Brief Intervention skills demonstration using self-reflection and feedback
3. Social Work knowledge and skills in working in varied environments and during difficult life transitions.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Interview: Recorded brief intervention interview (Interpersonal and professional skills examination), conducted via Zoom Up to 20 min 40 N Individual
Report: Analysis of recorded interview 1,500 words 45 N Individual
Weekly Multiple Choice Quiz 10 quizzes of 5 questions each 15 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Liverpool

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Subject Contact George Turner Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Subject Contact Susan Evans Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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