SOCW 6500 Week 1 Assignment Paper

SOCW 6500 Week 1 Assignment Paper

SOCW 6500 Week 1 Assignment Paper

Identify and describe your personal professional goals and objectives within the parameters of the field education experience.

As a student of social work, as I embark on this field journey several personal and professional interests add to the learning process. Some of my personal priorities are to integrate and to translate what I am studying into community programs in a classroom. My aim is to start from the point of view of the learners and to absorb all the tools and teaching techniques that I get out of. One of my personal goals is to develop dedication to the industry, to build working relationships and encourage positive role model actions. 

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In addition, I want to be able to practice leadership features in the list of some of my personal and professional priorities, learn different solutions skills I have lost and continue to build on my existing skills and resources. One of my professional aspirations is to become an agency manager.

Explain how your personal professional goals and objectives that you identified might be reflected in your agency learning agreement.

I always wanted to make a commitment to the field, although it is difficult to work with people in the field to improve and the list of objectives you have established would help them to excel in the field.

One of my personal goals is to develop a commitment to the industry, to improve professional connections and to encourage positive role models. Furthermore, I want to be able to practice leadership features in the list of my personal and professional priorities, effectively develop various organizational abilities I may have missed and continue to build on available skills and resources. One of my professional aspirations is to become an agency manager.

Explain how your personal professional goals and objectives that you identified might be reflected in your agency learning agreement.

The first objective I chose was to establish engagement in the field, as it is challenging times in the field to work with people developing and the listing of objectives you set is fruitful in the field. Developing professional relationships is in line with the Learning Agreement because it helps you to learn from interns who are already experienced in the industry. Leadership characterizes enable a person to contribute skills, such as leadership, motivational      training and mentor learning, to a learning environment and to the workplace.

Learning from my fellow students means watching, training, answering questions and repeating. Learning how to be an efficient director would encourage me to watch the Agency Director’s leadership skills, how to direct, guide the staff, develop relationships, participate in cultural diversity, advocate, and respond when appropriate. It also involves incorporating what you have learned in this area to get the most out of the learning agreement.

Week 1: The Role of the Intern

Important Note: Please use the media player below to hear an audio course introduction that will give you more background information about the course topic. Also provided is a transcript for you to download and print out.

Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013). The role of the intern [Audio file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note:  The approximate length of this media piece is 1 minute.

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Learning Objectives

SOCW 6500 Week 1 Assignment Paper

Students will:
  • Analyze field education experience
  • Identify role of the intern in field education experience
  • Identify agency learning agreement
  • Identify personal professional goals and objectives in relation to field education experience
  • Identify personal professional goals and objectives in relation to agency learning agreement

Learning Resources

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Garthwait, C. L. (2017). The social work practicum: A guide and workbook for students (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Chapter 1, “The Purpose and Expectations for Practicum” (pp. 1–11)

Gelman, C. R., Fernandez, P., Hausman, N., Miller, S., & Weiner, M. (2007). Challenging endings: First year MSW interns’ experiences with forced termination and discussion points for supervisory guidance. Clinical Social Work Journal, 35(2), 79–90.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Miller, S. E., Tice, C. J., & Harnek Hall, D. M. (2008). The generalist model: Where do the micro and macro converge? Advances in Social Work, 9(2), 79–90. Retrieved from http://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork/article/view/203/198

Wayne, J., Bogo, M., & Raskin, M. (2010). Field education as the signature pedagogy of social work education. Journal of Social Work Education, 46(3), 327–339.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Required Media

Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013). The role of the intern [Audio file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note:  This audio introduction is located in the “Introduction and Objectives” section. The approximate length of this media piece is 1 minute.

Optional Resources

Click the following link to access the MSW home page, which provides resources for your social work program.

MSW home page

Assignment 1: Week 1 Blog

You will have 11 blog assignments. You will first post your responses to blog prompts on social work field education experiences and then respond to three other colleagues regarding their blog posts each week. The topics covered in each week’s resources will inform the topics of the blog posts.

Refer to the topics covered in this week’s resources and incorporate them into your blog.

By Day 3

Post a blog post that includes:

  • A description of your understanding of field education experiences
  • An explanation of your role as an intern in your field education experience, including your agency learning agreement
By Day 4

Respond to the blog post of three colleagues in one or more of the following ways:

  • Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
  • Make a suggestion to your colleague’s post.

You will be assigned to author regular blog entries as well as make comments on your colleagues’ blog postings.

Be sure to support your blog posts with specific references to this week’s resources and provide full APA citations for your references. For more information about posting your blog assignment, click on the Field Education Blogs link on the course navigation menu.

Submission and Grading Information
Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:
Week 1 Assignment 1 Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 4

To participate in this Blog:
Week 1 Assignment 1

Assignment 2: Self-Assessment

The ability to demonstrate social work practice skills is a key component of any social work field education experience. As you demonstrate social work practice skills in your field education experience, you will develop your professional identity as a future social worker.

For this Assignment, reflect on your personal and professional goals or objectives that you hope to achieve by participating in this course.

The Assignment (1–2 pages):

  • Identify and describe your personal professional goals and objectives within the parameters of the field education experience.
  • Explain how your personal professional goals and objectives that you identified might be reflected in your agency learning agreement.