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The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers in Adult and Mental Health Services [electronic resource] : Hitting the Ground Running.

By: Galpin, Diane.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011Description: 1 online resource (194 p.).ISBN: 9780857005571 (electronic bk.); 085700557X (electronic bk.); 1283363984; 9781283363983.Subject(s): Social workers -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Social workers -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Social Science | Health | Social workers -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Social workers -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | MEDICAL / Mental Health | PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health | PSYCHOLOGY / Mental IllnessGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers in Adult and Mental Health Services : Hitting the Ground RunningDDC classification: 362.2/04250941 | 362.204250941 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers in Adult and Mental Health Services: Hitting the Ground Running; Introduction; The purpose of this book; Who is this book for?; How this book is organised; Contents of the book; How to use this book; Part I Finding Your Feet; 1. Now I'm a Social Worker...; Managing transition; Endings; In-between; New beginnings; Planning and monitoring transition; Preparation; Encounter; Adjustment; Stabilisation; The role of knowledge and experience in transition; Knowledge in practice; The value you add to practice and organisations; Planning ahead
Key considerations2. Understanding and Using NQSW Status; The purpose of NQSW frameworks; Making NQSW status work for you; Why an NQSW framework is important for you; What can I do now to prepare for being an NQSW?; NQSW, learning and professional development; Key considerations; 3. Starting Work in a New Organisation; Preparing for practice: induction standards and NQSW frameworks; Preparing for starting work in a new organisation; Preparing for your new role; Scenario 1: Jay; Scenario 2: Vicky; The induction process; What is an induction?; Types of induction
Why it is important to have a good knowledge of the law and policy guidanceA reduced and protected caseload; Developing key skills; Professional relationships and multi-agency working; Learning about resources that support professional practice; Employment support; Role-related support; Key considerations; Part II Finding Your Way; 4. Developing My Professional Identity; Where are we now?; Becoming a professional; Is social work a profession?; Working with other professionals; Professionalism; Professional knowledge; The role of regulatory bodies; Values and ethics in social work
Personal valuesSocietal values; Professional values; Key considerations; 5. Understanding the Professional Role and Task; Welcome to the profession; Defining social work roles and tasks; Policy, legislation and practice; The context of practice in adult and mental health services; Daily 'core' tasks; Maintaining motivation; What is motivation?; Developing your motivation; Motivation and meaning; Health warning!; Key considerations; Part III Finding the Way Forward; 6. Taking Part in Supervision; The purpose and functions of supervision; Scenario 1: Laura's supervision needs
The impact of supervision on practiceHow to make the most of supervision; Supervision agreements and contracts; Informal and ad hoc supervision; Inter-professional supervision; Scenario 2: Jim's supervision arrangements; Developing a positive working relationship with your supervisor; Learning styles; Managing tensions within supervision; Supervision and working with ethical dilemmas; Using supervision to support working across organisational and professional boundaries; Becoming a supervisor; Key considerations; 7. Managing Stress
Summary: Formal education has finally ended, you've passed your exams and you're getting started as a newly qualified social worker (NQSW). As you make the transition from student to fully fledged practitioner, you'll soon discover a whole host of challenges as you hit the ground running in your new career. This handbook will guide you through the initial hurdles you will face in this transitional phase, helping you to fully understand your role and how to meet the requirements of NQSW status. The book explores the practicalities of starting work in a new organisation and the professional demands parti.
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The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers in Adult and Mental Health Services: Hitting the Ground Running; Introduction; The purpose of this book; Who is this book for?; How this book is organised; Contents of the book; How to use this book; Part I Finding Your Feet; 1. Now I'm a Social Worker...; Managing transition; Endings; In-between; New beginnings; Planning and monitoring transition; Preparation; Encounter; Adjustment; Stabilisation; The role of knowledge and experience in transition; Knowledge in practice; The value you add to practice and organisations; Planning ahead

Key considerations2. Understanding and Using NQSW Status; The purpose of NQSW frameworks; Making NQSW status work for you; Why an NQSW framework is important for you; What can I do now to prepare for being an NQSW?; NQSW, learning and professional development; Key considerations; 3. Starting Work in a New Organisation; Preparing for practice: induction standards and NQSW frameworks; Preparing for starting work in a new organisation; Preparing for your new role; Scenario 1: Jay; Scenario 2: Vicky; The induction process; What is an induction?; Types of induction

Why it is important to have a good knowledge of the law and policy guidanceA reduced and protected caseload; Developing key skills; Professional relationships and multi-agency working; Learning about resources that support professional practice; Employment support; Role-related support; Key considerations; Part II Finding Your Way; 4. Developing My Professional Identity; Where are we now?; Becoming a professional; Is social work a profession?; Working with other professionals; Professionalism; Professional knowledge; The role of regulatory bodies; Values and ethics in social work

Personal valuesSocietal values; Professional values; Key considerations; 5. Understanding the Professional Role and Task; Welcome to the profession; Defining social work roles and tasks; Policy, legislation and practice; The context of practice in adult and mental health services; Daily 'core' tasks; Maintaining motivation; What is motivation?; Developing your motivation; Motivation and meaning; Health warning!; Key considerations; Part III Finding the Way Forward; 6. Taking Part in Supervision; The purpose and functions of supervision; Scenario 1: Laura's supervision needs

The impact of supervision on practiceHow to make the most of supervision; Supervision agreements and contracts; Informal and ad hoc supervision; Inter-professional supervision; Scenario 2: Jim's supervision arrangements; Developing a positive working relationship with your supervisor; Learning styles; Managing tensions within supervision; Supervision and working with ethical dilemmas; Using supervision to support working across organisational and professional boundaries; Becoming a supervisor; Key considerations; 7. Managing Stress

Why is it important to be aware of work-related stress and how to manage it?

Formal education has finally ended, you've passed your exams and you're getting started as a newly qualified social worker (NQSW). As you make the transition from student to fully fledged practitioner, you'll soon discover a whole host of challenges as you hit the ground running in your new career. This handbook will guide you through the initial hurdles you will face in this transitional phase, helping you to fully understand your role and how to meet the requirements of NQSW status. The book explores the practicalities of starting work in a new organisation and the professional demands parti.

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