HSSW604 – Applied Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Whanau

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Module code
HSSW604
Module title
Applied Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Whanau
Prescription
Students will analyse theories and develop the skill and knowledge base necessary to work effectively with individuals, families and whaanau in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Programmes
  • HS0114
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
30
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
120
Self directed hours
180
Total learning hours
300
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Explore and discuss contemporary models of social work assessment
2. Compare and contrast a range of social work perspectives, theories and models relevant to social work practice with individuals, families and whaanau in Aotearoa New Zealand.
3. Apply social work skills for working with individuals, families and whaanau.
4. Explore and discuss concepts of risk in social work practice.
Content
- Analysis of the theoretical underpinnings of social work assessment and intervention frameworks including (but not limited to) anti-oppressive, Maaori, Pasifika and other indigenous and multicultural theories and models, strengths-based, task-centred, person-centred, solution-focussed, cognitive behavioural, attachment, ecological systems.
- Levels and phases of assessment and intervention.
- Risk assessment models
- Continued development of social work micro-communication and interviewing skills
- Documentation, case noting and report writing
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-Integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.