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PLAC7010 - Community Work Placement 5

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Title:Community Work Placement 5
Long Title:Community Work Placement 5
Module Code:PLAC7010
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Placement
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Next Review Date: November 2021
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author: Paddy Anderson
Module Description: This module presents the current status of the developing professionalisation of the community sector. It reviews the positions and roles of statutory and non-statutory bodies in this context. The range of educational institutions involved in professionalisation is reviewed along with the academic contribution to the Sector. The international environment is also examined.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critically review the developing process of professionalisation across the Third Sector in Ireland
LO2 Critique their own performance in the community placement
LO3 Evaluate the role of the community workplace in Third Sector professionalisation
LO4 Analyse the academic and practice related requirements for practice within the legal and regulatory frameworks governing the sector
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Professionalisation
Professional Practice, Professional Bodies, Professionalisation of the Community Sector. Professionalisation - implications for the Community Work Practitioner.
The Workplace
Statutory and non-statutory workplace. Workplace and professionalisation - the sector - relevant legislation and mandatory reporting. Ethical considerations in the social professions. Self Care. Stress Management and the Workplace.
Professional Membership
Academic requirements. Implications for practice. Processes for admission. Continuing professional development. Promoting safe and ethical practice. Currency and updating of theory and practice.
Workplace - The Environment.
Work Placement structures, roles, responsibilities and practice. The benchmarking and auditing process.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Assignment - on the Legal and Regulatory Frameworks surrounding the Community Work Profession. 1,3,4 25.0 Week 7
Written Report Written commentary on current developments in sector professionalisation 2,3 25.0 Week 12
Written Report Benchmark and Audit of selected workplace utilizing All Ireland Standards for Community Work 4 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/Workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Workplace Learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/Workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Workplace Learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Andrews, Dave 2013, Down Under: In-Depth Community Work, Wiff & Stock Melbourne [ISBN: 1625643047]
  • Banks, Sarah 2012, Ethics and Values in Social Work, 4th Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 9781403994202]
  • O'Doherty, C 2012, Community Development in Ireland, Gill and McMillan Dublin [ISBN: 97817171 49742]
  • Fitzsimmons, Camilla 2012, Professionalising Community Work and its implication for Radical Community Education, Maynooth University Press Ireland [ISBN: 978-162564304]
  • Jackson, J. (ed.) 2010, Professions and Professionalization, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0521136474]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Fitzsimons, C. 2012, Professionalising Community Work and its Implications for Radical Community Education., The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 19
  • Tierney, H. 2011, Mapping Fieldwork and Supervision Practice in the Social Professions (Parts 1 and 2), Youth Studies Ireland (YSI), Vol. 6 No 1 & 2, 31
  • Crickley, A., McCardle, O. 2009, Community Work, Community Development Reflections, Working for Change: The Irish Journal of Community Work, Issue 1, July
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HCOED_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 5 Mandatory

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