Week 6 Discussion 1.docx - The term competence connotes a level of preparedness for addressing issues and maintaining a high standard of practice with

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The term competence connotes 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 4 a description of at least two criteria that define competence in social work. Give an example of each criterion of competence and justify your selection. When discussing competence, my first thought involves the NASW Code of Ethics as one of the six values is competence. It states, “social workers should provide services and represent themselves as competent only within the boundaries of their education, training, license, certification, consultation received, supervised experience, or other relevant professional experience” (National Association of Social Workers, 2017). This can be through continuing
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