Becoming a Social Worker
A Guide for Students
- Caroline Humphrey - University of Hull, UK
Leadership, Management & Supervision
- includes introductions, real-life case study exercises, points for reflection, diagrams and tables, further reading and resources
- equips new students to reflect upon their own journeying and to learn more effectively from modules and placements
- provides case study material on all aspects of placements such as meeting Key Roles and value requirements
- covers career pathways for final year students, including guidance on dealing with job interviews and occupational stress
This is important reading across a range of modules and will be particularly valuable for new students and students on placement.
"A useful and user-friendly introduction to studying social work. Drawing in a refreshing and original way on the actual words of students and educators, it engages with the world that students will actually encounter as they progress towards practice" - Chris Beckett, Anglia
"This text provides a wealth of helpful and relevant guidance to social work learners and comprehensively addresses pre-qualifying social work education. The use of original data from social work students and the illustrations of student experiences make for vivid and interesting reading; to be strongly recommended to social work students and as a valuable resource for educators in both practice learning and academic settings" - Teresa De Villiers, Cardiff
It states clearly what you need to know about being a social worker and it takes you step by step
Some very interesting accounts about entering the social work profession.
I found this a uesful text. It was accesible and easy to read and would be helpful for students at an early level in their studies
A useful introduction for social work students and one I have refrred my students to time and time again. Invaluable.
I am a new lecturer here at Brighton and have not had input into the reading list. However, I have found this book very useful, particularly the sections on mastering the key roles. I have mentioned the book to some of my tutees.
I was not able to view the online resource.
This is a really useful text for students in their first year of training- it will help them make sense of what it is they have taken on.
I found this book to be of use to students studying to become a social worker as it provides students the information they need to progress into social work in an informed and knowledgable way.
A comprehensive & well crafted text that provides SW student's (& educators) with an excellent guide for learning and professional competence. I particularly enjoyed the chapters on students' journey's, theory & research, mastering key roles on placement & politics & cultures.
This text has wide appeal across BA & MA programmes being suitable for both undergraduate or postgraduate
SW students. Additionally, it prepares & guides the reader through the sometimes challenging transition of becoming a qualified practitioner so will also assist with NQSW learning and related PQ programmes.
A broad based teaching text with useful & challenging exercises, concise table summaries and key points for critical reflection.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Becoming a Social Worker in Training