Lecture 6 (Powerpoint)

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Lecture 6 Professionalization of Social Work
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Learning outcomes To examine the term profession To understand the growth and development of social work in Hong Kong To discuss the role of the Social Workers Registration Board in Hong Kong
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Characteristics of a Profession (3Hs) Professions are highly regarded Professions possess high ‘status’ and power Professionals are highly specialized in an area of competence
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Nature of Professions – Three Key Elements 1. Professional autonomy 2. Professional authority 3. Professional responsibility Source: Morales, A.T., Sheafor, B.W. and Scott, M.E. (2007) Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces (11th ed.), Boston: Allyn and Bacon. [Chapter 4 – The emergence of social work as a profession]
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Commonsense Understandings of ‘Profession’ As paid rather than unpaid activity As implying recognized type of job As implying high quality As a description of a special category of occupation Source: Payne, M. (2006) What is Professional Social Work? (Rev 2nd ed.), Bristol: Policy Press. [Chapter 7 – Social work: Profession among professions]
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