Roles and Responsibilities of Social Worker

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1PART 1............................................................................................................................................1Understanding of 9 Domains of Professional Capabilities Framework.................................1Roles and Responsibilities of a Social Worker in Training...................................................2Capacity to Articulate Values of Social Work.......................................................................3Understanding of Relationship between Social Work Theories and Disciplines of Social Work................................................................................................................................................4PART 2............................................................................................................................................5Aspects of Social Work Practice where Skills and Knowledge Overlap and its Dependencies.5CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................9REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................10
INTRODUCTIONCritical Reflection refers to the procedure an individual undertakes, wherein appropriateand essential reasoning is given in context of deriving effective meaning of the experience.Furthermore, it is an analytical tool, which adopts analytical and critical approach to explore aparticular factor or situation(Maharaj, 2016). The report below is based on critical reflection andis divided in two parts, wherein, the first part covers understanding the 9 domains of professionalcapabilities framework and knowledge and skills required for readiness for direct practice.Furthermore, the report includes critical reflection of roles and responsibilities of social worker,capacity to articulate values of social work and relationship between social work theories anddiscipline relevant to social work. In relation with the second part, it covers identification ofaspects within social work practice where skills and knowledge overlap, along with discussion ofdependencies of social work practice on certain key components.PART 1Understanding of 9 Domains of Professional Capabilities FrameworkProfessional Capabilities Framework (PCF) is an effective document, whichappropriately guides an individual in context with social work education as well as professionaldevelopment within the UK. It is one of the most essential component, which serves effectivelyas a consultation to people willing to undertake social working.Domains:There are several domains in this framework which are critically reflected below:Professionalism: It requires an individual to behave equally in context of social workingpractices(Burr and et. al., 2016).Value and Ethics: This refers to application of ethical principles and values within one'sprofessional practice.Diversity and Equality: It is associated with recognition of diversity and application ofanti-oppressive practices.Rights, Justice and Economic Well-being: It is in relation with promotion of socialjustice, human rights as well as economic well-being of individuals.Knowledge: This domain features development and application of relevant and essentialknowledge from social work practice to provide appropriate social service to people.1
Critical Reflection and Analysis: It is quite necessary for social workers to apply criticalreflection as well as analytical practices to ensure professional decision-making.Intervention and Skills: This requires the use of judgements, authority as well asknowledge possessed by a social worker to effectively, intervene with families as well ascommunities in promotion of independence, prevention of harm, support, etc.(Trethewayand et. al., 2016).Contexts and Organisations: It refers to engaging with, as well as informing and adaptingwith any change in organisational context in shaping up their practice accordingly.Professional Leadership: This deals with promotion of professional and appropriatesocial work practice, which requires to take responsibility for personal learning anddevelopment of other individuals.While I am quite effective in relation to carrying out my duties in utmost effectiveness,which appropriately reflects my understanding in terms of domains like professionalism,professional leadership, intervention and skills and knowledge, I somewhat fail in analysing myperformance and staying committed to professional development of mine as well as others,which requires me to gain a better understanding in terms of Critical Reflection and Analysis,Diversity and Equality, Rights, Justice and Economic Well-being and Value and Ethics.Knowledge and Skills Statement required for Readiness in Practice:This statement reflects the generic capabilities and knowledge, which is essential to bebuilt in relation to social work. In terms of readiness of practice, it relates with knowledge withinsocial worker, about their own roles and responsibilities in specific settings of practice, alongwith consideration of different levels of seniority. Furthermore, this aspect must be aligned withseveral practice domains specified above, which would guide social workers in development ofnecessary professionalism to carry out their duties appropriately(Sims, Hewitt and Harris, 2015).Roles and Responsibilities of a Social Worker in TrainingFor a social worker, there are several roles and responsibilities which are required to beadhered by them when they are in training, along with several standards that is expected to bemet by them. Some of these roles and responsibilities are mentioned below:2
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