WELF 7024 Social Work Practice Methods 2

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102396

Coordinator Neil Hall Opens in new window

Description Social Work Practice Methods 2 introduces theories and skills for work with groups and communities in diverse practice settings. This unit will provide students with the opportunity to develop core group work, community work and community development skills. Students will engage in simulated practice activities in Western's Social Work Skills Lab.

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 1792 Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Assess social work theories, models and methods for practice with groups and communities.
  2. Reflect on personal values in a way that allows professional values to guide community work and community development practice.
  3. Integrate social work theories, models and methods to facilitate group work practice.
  4. Apply group and community work skills and knowledge to diverse fields of practice including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, cross cultural work, mental health and child wellbeing.
  5. Examine ethics in group work and strategies of ethical reasoning to arrive at principled decisions for work with groups and community.

Subject Content

- Group dynamics and processes
- Social work values in group work and community practice
- Facilitating effective group work processes
- Ethics in group work
- The context of professional social work with groups
- Theories informing community work
- Ideologies , values and visions underlying community work
- Models of community work practice - community development, social planning, community and social action
- Skills required in community work and community development practice.
- Application of group and community work to diverse fields of practice including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island, cross cultural work, mental health and child wellbeing

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
1. E-learning journal 1,000 words (2x500) 30 N Individual
2a. Presentation 20 minutes 20 N Group
2b. Reflection 500 words 10 N Individual
3. Report 1,500 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Parramatta - Victoria Rd

Weekend

Subject Contact Neil Hall 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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