swp5pcg professional care and growth



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students learn about the capabilities required of managers, team leaders and supervisors to create a highly effective workplace environment. Foundational skills and knowledge, and the supporting capabilities which contribute to professional self and team care, will be examined. The subject explores self-care as a joint responsibility between the organisation and worker. The substantive issues and knowledge base underpinning positive safety strategies for Child Protection and family services workers, and promoting or impeding effective practice with children and families will be addressed. These include recognition of secondary trauma, the risk of violence and abuse of workers and organisational wellbeing.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMargarita Frederico

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCompassion fatigue, burnout, and compassion satisfaction among Colorado child protection workersPrescribedConrad, D & Kellar-Guenther, Y 2006CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT, VOL 30.
ReadingsCompassion fatigue, burnout, and compassion satisfaction: implications for retention of workersPrescribedDePanfilis, D 2006CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT, VOL 30.
ReadingsStatutory social workers: stress, job satisfaction, coping, social support and individual differencesPrescribedCollins, S 2008BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK, VOL 38.

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