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Starting Social Work : Reflections of a Newly Qualified Social Worker, Paperback / softback Book

Starting Social Work : Reflections of a Newly Qualified Social Worker Paperback / softback


Social Work often receives a bad press but it is an intellectually, emotionally and practically challenging profession which, in order to help people effectively, needs to attract the best candidates.

This book takes a personal and human approach and presents a Newly Qualified Social Worker's experience, reflections and gentle advice on the training process and early years of a Social Work career. Written in an accessible and honest style, it gives a fresh perspective at a time when there is a national turning-point in Social Service reform.

It highlights the positive and negative aspects of becoming a Social Worker and is grounded in real service user cases.

For those embarking on or thinking about a career in social work, this book will be an invaluable read. "It is so refreshing to see a newly qualified social worker producing a book about their experience of challenges and joys of social work education and their first steps as a social worker.

A valuable contribution."Professor Harry Ferguson, Nottingham University"...What was apparent was how Rebecca reminds the reader why they entered the profession and the importance of not becoming jaded so that social workers continue to offer the support and resources that young people need to make positive changes in their lives, in short at times the book was inspiring."Matthew Smith, University of Cumbria


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Critical Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social work
  • ISBN: 9781909682092

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