An assignment of 4,000 words (+/- 10%) based on a case study. Consider the role of the social worker in relation to the given case study. Your assignment should consider the role of the social worker as well as the legal and policy framework. A range of relevant theories, approaches and models and how they could be applied should also be included. The assignment should consider issues of interprofessional practice. Links should be made to values and ethics, HCPC standards and the Professional Capabilities Framework.
You should also consider how a social worker might take responsibility for his or her own wellbeing. The assignment is designed to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the key roles of Social Work and the theories, methods and processes for working with service users. You will also have an opportunity to consider the current context of Social Work practice and education and to explore the idea of professional competence.
You will be able to demonstrate your learning about the value base of social work and will be able to show an understanding of social work practice. You are expected to show a critical understanding of the concept of professional capability as applied to practice. The application of suitable theories, skills, methods and approaches in the case study should relate to the Professional Capabilities Framework and the Health and Care Professions Council Guidance on Conduct and Ethics for students and Standards of Proficiency for Social workers in England. (100% weighting)
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to
1. Demonstrate their ability to apply, to a case study, key Social Work theories, methods, skills and values linked to the Professional Capabilities Framework ‘Readiness for Direct Practice’
2. Demonstrate their suitability and readiness to undertake Social Work practice by applying and critically evaluating evidence-based practice knowledge.