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Educational Policy 2.1.1.-Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly
Social workers serve as representatives of the profession, its mission and its core values. They know the profession’s history. Social workers commit themselves to the profession’s enhancement and to their own professional conduct and growth.
Social workers serve as representatives of the profession, its mission of its history and its core values. Social workers know the history of the profession. Social Workers commit themselves to the profession’s enhancement and to their own professional conduct and growth.
This subject matter will be extensively covered in chapters 1 and 2 of the text and class discussions.
· advocate for client access to the services of social work
· practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure professional development
· attend to professional roles and boundaries
· demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication
· engage in career long learning
· use supervision and consultations
The above mentioned behaviors will be practiced and measured in both the volunteer/research and interview class assignments. The above mentioned desired competencies will also be described in reading assignments and discussed in class.
Educational Policy 2.1.2. Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice
Social workers have an obligation to conduct themselves ethically and to engage in ethical decision making. Social workers are knowledgeable about the value base of the profession, its ethical standards, and relevant law.
· Social workers have an obligation to conduct themselves ethically and to engage in ethical decision making. Social workers are knowledgeable about the value base of the profession, it ethical standards and relevant law.
· Recognize and manage personal values in a way that allows professional values to guide practice
· Make ethical decisions by applying standards of the N.A.S.W. Code of Ethics and as applicable of the International Federation of Social Workers/International Association of Schools of Social Work Ethics in Social Work, Statement of Principles
· Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts
· Apply strategies of ethical reasoning to arrive at principled decisions
The above mentioned behaviors will be practiced and measured in the class assignments and exam material.
At the end of the course students should be able to:
· Students will be able to discuss the mission, values, and ethical standards of social work
· Students will be able to list and discuss various practice settings, client populations, and social worker roles
· Students will be able to discuss service delivery through the systems theory framework by identifying various factors that interact to impede upon the agency, actual work and client (culture, values, politics, economy, social welfare policy, agency policies, etc.)
· Students will be able to identify one’s own values, knowledge, ideas, and history that may interact with both a potential agency and client population
· Students will be able to identify violations of social work ethics within various practice settings
General Rules of Conduct
Students are expected to display respect for others while in class and are considered in training for the professional field. Behaviors that distract from the subject being taught or are considered disruptive may result in the student being asked to leave the class with a possibility of a referral to the Dean of Students. Examples of disruptive behavior include: texting, talking to other students while the instructor is talking, inappropriate humor or language, passing around objects or pictures not related to the course, etc.
Measure of Educational Objectives/Outcomes: Measuring instruments include three exams, one agency volunteer assignment/ and research report and one diversity interview assignment. Exams will be a combination of essay, short answer and multiple choice. An extra credit opportunity will be provided for students and may be applied toward an exam score.
Exam 1= 100 pts
Exam 2= 100 pts 360-400=A 320-359=B 280-319=C 240-270=D 239 or below=F
Exam 3= 100 pts
Volunteer Hours= 50 pts
Agency Report Paper =40 pts.
Diversity Project= 10 pts.
The diversity interview will be read in class.
The volunteer hours and paper may be turned in to the instructor in person or by email.
The agency paper and hours are due by noon on Monday October 3.
Any assignment turned in after the due date or due date time will automatically receive a minimum of 5 points off the assignment’s final grade per day late. Illness will not be considered an excuse to turn in the report late without deduction of points.
Attendance Policy: Students who miss 4 or more classes (without a medical release) will forfeit 5 points from their final grade After 5 absences the student will be reported to the dean, and the instructor will request that the student be dropped from the class. Work is not an excused absence.
Tardiness: Entering the class late (defined as more than 3 minutes after the class is supposed to begin) is considered disruptive. Three or more recorded late entries will result in a forfeit of five points off the final grade. More than 3 recorded late entries will result in a referral to the Dean of Students.
Students with Disabilities: The instructor will follow the policies of M.W.S.U. regarding students with disabilities. Students requiring special accommodations should visit the D.S.S. office at the Clark Student Center and provide the course instructor with the appropriate letters and documentation regarding provisions from the D.D.S. office.