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Discussion - Week 6Actions for Content PageGrading InformationRefreshShowSearchContentSelect:AllNoneList ActionsMessage ActionsExpand AllCollapse All64Post(s) in this Thread0Unreadposted 4 years ago (last edited 10 months ago)AnonymousDiscussion - Week 6COLLAPSEDiscussion: Social Work CompetenceThe term competenceconnotes a level of preparedness for addressing issues and maintaining a high standard of practice with clients. Competent social workers have completed adequate preparations for licensure, and they are appropriately credentialed. They adhere to ethical practices by maintaining professional boundaries and honoring commitments to confidentiality. How might you demonstrate your competence as a social worker? How can you recognize competence in other social workers?For this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resources. Think about elements in the articles that denote competence.Post by Day 4a description of at least two criteria that define competence in social work. Give an example of each criterion of competence and justify your selection.Respond by Day 6to at least two colleagues who wrote about two criteria that are different from yours. In your response, suggest an additional example to support each of your colleagues’ criteria.Click on the Replybutton below to reveal the textbox for entering your message. Then click on the Submitbutton to post your message.
ReplyQuoteMessage UnreadMark as UnreadMessage Not FlaggedSet Flag1 month agoAccess the profile card for user: Cynthia VinkemulderCynthia Vinkemulder RE: Discussion - Week 6COLLAPSEOverseeing helping someone with their lives requires competence on so many levels. One of those is cultural competence. Robbins, Chatterjee & Canda (2012, p 157) tells us that cultural competence means “the ability to work affectively across cultures in a way that acknowledges and respects the culture of the person or organization being served”. Social Workers must be able to understand that everyone has their own unique culture, background and difference and must be cautious not to push their believes on others. Cultural competence is not only something a Social Worker should have, it is mandated by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (Robbins, Chatterjee & Canda, 2012). It is important to remember that when you talk about someone’s culture, you could be talking about their religion, gender, disability, age, national origin or sexual orientation.Another competence of Social Work that is important is Professional competency. Some of us may work with people who are fresh out of school and are understanding of new research and techniques. Others may have coworkers who have not had “refresher” courses in many years. Social Workerscan pride themselves, I feel, on the level of professional competency because ofthe required continuing education requirements. It can be so frustrating havingpeople that are not up to date on the latest research and do things the way “they used to be done” instead the way they should be done. I feel like the