Social Worker 101 - Basic Training for Helping Professionals
What you'll learn
- Be better prepared to begin working as an entry level Social Worker, or a related role as a Helping Professional.
- You should be able to use a PC at a basic level
- You should be a Social Worker, or interested in finding out about the job of a Social Worker or a related role in the Helping Professions.
Introductory Topics for Social Work Support Staff
Social Workers and other Helping Professionals (Nurses, Therapists, Counselors, etc.) often enter the field ready to "Save the World" armed with undergraduate degrees, masters degrees, years of experience, and countless hours of training.
However, there is also a group of entry level professionals who enter the field in "support positions" (entry level Social Workers, Outreach Professionals, Community Workers, etc.), with the goal of supporting the activities of higher level or more advanced practitioners. These support staff sometimes have a basic knowledge of the human services field, but quite often have yet to be prepared with all of the crucial information they need to do the critical activities that they are often called on to perform.
This training series is intended to provide a basic understanding of some of the core concepts that may be commonly needed for Social Workers and others performing at this level within an organization. The topics are meant to be easily accessible and are intentionally brief, in order to allow for further discussion after each module with colleagues, Supervisors, Managers, etc.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in the basics of Social Work and the Helping Professions.
Ernesto is an award winning Social Services practitioner with over 20 years of experience in the field. During these two decades, Ernesto has been fortunate enough to have gained valuable insight in areas that include case management, writing court reports, collection and analysis of data, substance abuse prevention and coalition building, group facilitation, program development, and grant writing. His areas of experience and expertise include Child Welfare, Monitoring and Evaluation, Leadership, and the Integration of Technology and Social Services.