1. INCORPORATES RESEARCH, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF COMMUNITY INTO PRACTICE. UNDERSTANDING OF A SOCIAL WORK APPROACH TO WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES. UNDERSTANDING OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COMMUNITY WORK AND OTHER FIELDS OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.
Discusses with field educator, and others, the approach/s to community work taken within the agency.
Critically engages with literature about community development approaches to social work
In consultation with field educator identifies ways to learn about the community
3. Ideas for learning about communities
During supervision discusses relationship between community development and the goals of social work
Documents learning by keeping journal of learning about community development theory and practice.
2. SOCIAL WORKER PRACTICES IN A WAY THAT MAXIMIZES COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF PROJECTS, ACTIVITIES
Student engages with increasing independence with relevant groups, organizations and individuals in the community.
4. Resources on engaging with communities
Develops a range of communication skills appropriate to working collaboratively across a range of situations and with different groups, organizations and individuals. Ability to recognize and with assistance develop strategies to work with existing power relationships and imbalances in communities.
With assistance of field educator and in collaboration with others, plans relevant project or activity (including stages, timeframes, tasks, method, roles responsibilities, outcomes. 6. Link resources
3. THE STUDENT IS AWARE OF THE IMPACT OF POLICY, LEGISLATION AND POLITICAL ISSUES AT THE LOCAL LEVEL AND ABLE TO WORK WITH/TAKE ACTION ON THIS
In consultation with filed educator identifies a local issue and through research and discussion with others learns the history of this issue and the broader social /political and legislative context underpinning the issue.
Discusses in supervision what action has, or could be taken about this issue.
Discusses in supervision the role of social work in working at the community level in general and specifically in relation to the activities in which they are involved.
Develops skills necessary for advocating and working with communities experiencing disadvantage.
7. Case scenarios and examples
4. ABILITY TO REPORT ON ACTIVITIES AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION RELEVANT TO DIFFERENT GROUPS. SITUATIONS AND PURPOSES
Record different types of meetings
Written communication appropriate to the situation, group or individual
Recording or reporting on project for different audiences and purposes
8. Case scenarios