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Core Competency 1

Adena Bethea

Core Competency 1
Identity

as a professional social worker and


conduct oneself accordingly.

Practice Behavior: 1.1


Advocate

for client access to the services of social

work.
Advocating

for children and ensuring that they


will be provided with a safe environment while
also encouraging and recommending parents to
complete their Family Service Case Plan (FSCP)in
order to reunify with their children.

Practice Behavior: 1.2


Practice

personal reflection and self-correction to


assure continual professional development.

Weekly

reflective practicing with supervisor.

Practice Behavior: 1.3


Attend
Being

to professional roles and boundaries.

able to remain in the range of a Guardian


Ad Litem volunteer/intern by not crossing over to
other roles other than the roles I am assigned.

Practice Behavior: 1.4


Demonstrate

professional demeanor in behavior,


appearance, and communication.

Having

a positive attitude going into my internship


everyday and also being optimistic for the
outcomes of the children I will be working with.
Always dress professionally as well as speak
professionally among those that I work with.

Practice Behavior: 1.5


Engage

in career-long learning.

Attending

visits.

court, case review meetings and home

Practice Behavior: 1.6


Use

supervision and consultation.

Ongoing

observation and consultation with


supervisor.

Core Competency 2

Core Competency 2
Apply

social work ethical principles to guide


professional practice.

Practice Behavior: 2.1


Recognize

and manage personal values in a way


that allows professional values to guide practice.

Acknowledge

personal values and professional


values that are in correspondence or conflict with
client population.

Practice Behavior: 2.2


Make

ethical decisions by applying standards of


the NASW Code of Ethics and, as applicable, of
the International Federation of Social Workers/
International Association of Schools of Social Work
Ethics in Social Work Statement of Principles.

Choose

one of your clients situations and apply


the NASW Code of Ethics.

Practice Behavior: 2.3


Tolerate
Observe

ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts.

any ambiguity that social workers may


tolerate and reflect on how I might tolerate them
as well.

Practice Behavior: 2.4


Apply

strategies of ethical reasoning to arrive at


principled decisions.

Discuss

different scenarios with supervisor


requiring an ethical decision and explain the logic
behind it.

Core Competency 3

Core Competency 3
Apply

critical thinking to inform and communicate


professional judgments.

Practice Behavior: 3.1


Distinguish,

appraise, and integrate multiple


sources of knowledge, including research-based
knowledge, and practice wisdom.

Read

agency reports to improve knowledge and


practice wisdom.

Practice Behavior: 3.2


Analyze

models of assessment, prevention,


intervention, and evaluation, and demonstrate
effective oral and written communication in
working with individuals, families, groups,
organizations, and communities.

Use

effective oral and written communication in


working with individuals, families and the
community.

Practice Behavior: 3.3


Demonstrate

effective oral and written


communication in working with individuals,
families, groups and communities.

Have

supervisor review case reports and


documents from each home visit.

Core Competency 4

Core Competency 4
Engage

diversity and difference in practice.

Practice Behavior: 4.1


Recognize

the extent to which a cultures


structures and values may oppose, marginalize,
alienate, create or enhance privilege and power.

Review

client files and evaluate cultural values


and determine if marginalization has occurred.

Practice Behavior: 4.2


Gain

sufficient self-awareness to eliminate the


influence of personal biases and values in working
with diverse groups.

Share

with my supervisor any biases that I may


have about my clients and how those biases can
be corrected.

Practice Behavior: 4.3


Recognize

and communicate their understanding


of the importance of difference in shaping life
experiences.

Identify

in observing different attributes from my


clients and sharing those different attributes with
my supervisor and how it impacts the clients life
experiences.

Practice Behavior: 4.4


View

themselves as learners and engage those


with whom they work as informants.

Ask

questions when I dont understand something.

Core Competency 5

Core Competency 5
Advance

justice.

human rights and social and economic

Practice Behavior: 5.1


Understand

the forms and mechanisms of


oppression and discrimination.

Discussing

with my supervisor the ways in which


my clients may have experienced oppression and
discrimination against and the cultural and
societal dynamics which promote the oppression
and discrimination.

Practice Behavior: 5.2


Advocate

for human rights and social and


economic justice.

Discussing

how I promote human rights and social


and economic justice with my clients.

Practice Behavior: 5.3


Engage

in practices that advance social and


economic justice.

Discussing

my plans and actual actions taken that


promote social and economic justice.

Core Competency 6

Core Competency 6
Engage

in research-informed practice and


practice-informed research.

Practice Behavior: 6.1


Use

practice experiences to inform scientific


inquiry.

Use

a client situation or issue to research


scholarly information and begin to connect
underlying issues.

Practice Behavior: 6.2


Use

research evidence to inform practice.

After

reading scholarly information, integrate


with service plans.

Core Competency 7

Core Competency 7
Apply

knowledge of human behavior and the


social environment.

Practice Behavior: 7.1


Utilize

conceptual frameworks to guide the


process of assessment, intervention, and
evaluation.

Interview

clients and apply conceptual


frameworks.

Practice Behavior: 7.2


Critique

and apply knowledge to understand


person and environment.

Integrate

class lectures and field into


understanding the person and environment.

Core Competency 8

Core Competency 8
Engage

in policy practice to advance social and


economic well-being and to deliver effective
social work services.

Practice Behavior: 8.1


Analyze,

formulate and advocate for policies that


advance social well-being.

Speaking

to social workers about the polocies of


caregivers.

Practice Behavior: 8.2


Collaborate

with colleagues and clients for


effective policy action.

Collaborating

with social workers in helping


ensure service for clients.

Core Competency 9

Core Competency 9
Respond

to contexts that shape practice.

Practice Behavior: 9.1


Continuously

discover, appraise, and attend to


changing locales, populations, scientific
technological developments, and emerging
societal trends to provide relevant services.

Discuss

information learned and critically analyze


the multiple levels and the influence on client
population and also find ways in enhancing the
delivery of services with supervisor.

Practice Behavior: 9.2


Provide

leadership in promoting sustainable


changes in service delivery and practice to
improve the quality of social services.

Read

case files and any other suitable information


to prepare for engagement with individuals,
families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Core Competency 10

Core Competency 10
Engage,

assess, intervene, and evaluate with


individuals, families, groups, organizations, and
communities.

Practice Behavior: 10.1


Substantively

and effectively prepare for action


with individuals, families, groups.

Helping

caregivers initiate a plan for themselves


by coming up with recommendations.

Practice Behavior: 10.2


Use

empathy and other interpersonal skills.

Understanding

what the client in going through


while asking questions, using non-verbal skills,
listening skills, etc.

Practice Behavior: 10.3


Develop

mutually agreed-upon focus of work and


desired outcomes.

Parents

completing their Family Service Case Plan


(FSCP), which have recommendations that are
made by the social worker in helping the
parent(s) reunify with their child or children .

Practice Behavior: 10.4


Collect,

organize, and interpret client data.

Document

meetings.

all home visits, school visits and

Practice Behavior: 10.5


Assess

client strengths and limitations.

Helping

the client acknowledge their strengths


and the limitations if they are an appropriate age.

Practice Behavior: 10.6


Develop

mutually agreed-upon intervention goals


and objectives.

Help

provide recommendations towards resolving


clients problems.

Practice Behavior: 10.7


Select

appropriate intervention strategies.

Assisting

the client on deciding what realistic


interventions they feel that they can accomplish.

Practice Behavior: 10.8


Initiate

actions to achieve organizational goals.

Participating

volunteers.

in meetings and recruiting for more

Practice Behavior: 10.9


Implement

prevention interventions that enhance


client capacities.

Creating

long-term interventions for the clients.

Practice Behavior: 10.10


Help

clients resolve problems.

Providing

assistance for any problems clients may


have or experience.

Practice Behavior: 10.11


Negotiate,
Advocate

mediate and advocate for clients.

for clients and being able to have


parent(s) talk to caregivers about visitations with
their child or children.

Practice Behavior: 10.12


Facilitate
Allowing

transitions and endings.

the clients to either reunify with their


parents, being in kinship with a family member,
guardianship or adoption.

Practice Behavior: 10.13


Critically

analyze, monitor, and evaluate


interventions.

Contact

and visit clients to see how they are


doing with interventions that have been
established.