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SP30256: Social work practice learning placement year 3

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2012/3
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Social & Policy Sciences
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW100
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: While taking this unit you must take SP30035
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
For students to satisfactorily evidence that they have met the required Practice Units and Value Requirements to achieve a pass to their Year 3 Practice Learning Placement
The Practice curriculum is based on the National Occupational Standards
These consist of 6 key roles which sub-divide into 22 Practice Units (PUs) alongside 7 Value Requirements (VRs)
As students progress through the 3 levels of practice across the 3 years of the SWASS degree they will be involved in social work practice of increasing complexity, requiring sophisticated critical reflection and increased competence in conceptualising and applying theory, methods and academic knowledge
Evidence of the application of values must be provided in all practice and written work
In year 3 students will be required to provide evidence of practice in all 22 Practice Units and 7 Value Requirements.

Learning Outcomes:
In year 3 students will be required to provide evidence of practice in all 22 Practice Units and 7 Value Requirements
By the end of this Unit (placement) students will have learnt to:
Practice Units

Key Role 1 - Prepare for and work with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities to assess their needs and circumstances
1.1 Prepare for social work contact and involvement
1.2 Work with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities to help them make informed decisions
1.3 Assess needs and options to recommend a course of action

Key Role 2 - Plan, carry out, review and evaluate social work practice with individuals, families, carers, groups, communities and other individuals
2.1 Respond to crisis situations
2.2 Interact with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities in a sustained manner to achieve change and development and to improve life opportunities
2.3 Prepare, produce, implement and evaluate plans with individuals, families, carers, groups, communities and professional colleagues
2.4 Support the development of networks to meet assessed needs and planned outcomes
2.5 Work with groups and/or individuals, families, carers and communities to promote individual growth, development and independence
2.6 Address behaviour which presents a risk to individuals, families, carers, groups and communities

Key Role 3 - Support individuals to represent their needs, views and circumstances
3.1 Advocate with and on behalf of individuals, families, carers, groups and communities
3.2 Prepare for and participate in decision making forums
3.3 Work in accordance with statutory and legal requirements

Key Role 4 - Manage risk to individuals, families, carers, groups, communities, self and colleagues
4.1 Assess and manage risks to individuals, families, carers, groups and communities
4.2 Assess potential risk to self and colleagues

Key Role 5 - Manage and be accountable, with supervision and support, for your own social work practice within your organisation
5.1 Manage and be accountable for your own work (including use of supervision)
5.2 Contribute to the management of resources and services
5.3 Manage, present and share records and reports.
5.4 Work within multi-disciplinary and multi-organisational teams, networks and systems.

Key Role 6 - Demonstrate professional competence in social work practice
6.1 Research, analyse, evaluate and use current knowledge of best social work practice
6.2 Work within agreed standards of social work practice and ensure own professional development
6.3 Manage complex ethical issues, dilemmas and conflicts
6.4 Contribute to the promotion of best social work practice

Value Requirements
VR1 - Identify and question your own values and prejudices, and their implications for practice
VR2 - Respect and value uniqueness and diversity, and recoognise and build strengths
VR3 - Promote people┬┐s rights to choice, privacy, confidentiality and protection, while recognising and addressing the complexities of competing rights and demands
VR4 - Assist people to increase control of and improve the quality of their lives, while recognising that control of behaviour will be required at times in order to protect children and adults from harm
VR5 - Identify, analyse and take action to counter discrimination, racism, disadvantage, inequality and injustice, using strategies appropriate to role and function
VR6 - Practise in a manner that does not stigmatise or disadvantage either individuals, groups or communities
VR7 - Work in alliance with service users and carers to ensure that their rights and interests are taken into account when planning and carrying out social work practice

Skills:
In year 3 students will be required to provide evidence of practice in all 22 Practice Units and 7 Value Requirements (see above).

Content:
In year 3 students will be required to provide evidence of practice in all 22 Practice Units and 7 Value Requirements (see above)
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

SP30256 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Social & Policy Sciences
  • UHSP-AFB15 : BSc (hons) Social Work and Applied Social Studies (Full-time) - Year 3

Notes:
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.