SWSP5618 Professional Supervision and Management: Child Protection

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit examines the organisational context within which child protection takes place. It considers the forces impacting on professional identity and service delivery. A pivotal assumption informing the unit is that child protection is a systemic response to issues of concern about children, carried out for the most part in human services organisations; child protection workers must, therefore, have a sophisticated understanding of the forces that impact on these organisations, structurally and culturally, as they seek to provide services to abused and vulnerable children, their immediate and extended kinship networks and the wider community. This understanding is the central concern of the unit.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the interface between the personal, professional and organisational dimensions of child protection practice; (2) understand and apply the notion of reflexivity to their practice; (3) demonstrate an applied understanding of management and leadership roles in child protection practice; (4) demonstrate an understanding of supervision as a strategy in achieving 'best practice' in child protection; and (5) articulate their personal/professional vision as child protection practitioners and identify strategies for continued learning.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) self assessment schedule (30 per cent) and (2) essay (70 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Mark Sachmann
Contact hours
30 hours
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