CARE06022 2019 Professional Studies 1
This module introduces students to what a social care practitioner is. The history of social care in Ireland will be explored. The knowledge and skills required by a social care practitioner to meet the needs of young people, older persons, disabled people and families experiencing difficulties will be examined. Students will learn about the process of Person Centred Planning in the disability sector. Personal Development Planning is a core feature of this module during which students will commence their journey to become reflective practitioners.
This module maps to the CORU Standards of Proficiency below:
Domain 1: Professional Autonomy and Accountability
Domain 2: Communication, Collaborative Practice and Teamworking
Domain 3: Safety and Quality
Domain 4: Professional Development
Domain 5: Professional Knowledge and Skills
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Understand the history of social care in Ireland and what a social care practitioner is (Domain: 1.7, 2.10, 4.2, 4.5, 5.14).
Demonstrate the ability to apply key concepts to meeting the needs of service users (Domain: 5.1, 5.3, 5.6, 5.13, 5.15).
Discover how to communicate and work with service users in an accessible and inclusive manner (Domain: 1.5, 1.6, 1.23, 2.1, 2.2).
Apply the process of Person Centred Planning (Domain: 1.2, 1.10, 1.19, 2.3, 2.6, 2.9, 2.12, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.16).
Reflect on key learning experiences, demonstrating an understanding of reflective models 4.4, 5.19).
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Lecture/Tutorial. Visiting speakers.
100% attendance will be monitored in lectures and tutorials and students advised by lecturer of consequences on poor attendance.
Module Assessment Strategies
This modules assessment allows for assessment of CORU Standards of Proficiency as follows:
Person Centred Care Plan (Domain: 1.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.10, 1.19, 1.23, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 2.9, 2.12, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.16).
Essay (Domain: 1.7, 2.10, 4.2, 4.5, 5.1, 5.3, 5.6, 5.13, 5.14, 5.15).
PDP (Domain: 4.4, 5.19)
Person Centred Care Plan:
Working in groups students will present a poster presentation of a Person Centred Plan based on a case study of a service user with an intellectual disability.
Students will write a research essay on the history of social care in Ireland and demonstrate their understanding of what a social care practitioner is.
Personal Development Planning.
The history of social care in Ireland.
What is a social care practitioner– Defined, international perspective, academic and personal qualities, key tasks, employers, skills and qualities.
Key concepts– Help, empowerment, dignity, respect,consultation,self-determination and advocacy.
Adults with intellectual disabilities– Disability and impairment defined, types of intellectual disabilities, the models of disability, emancipatory practice, language, disability in the media, relationships and sexuality, National Standards for Residential Services for Adults with Disabilities.
Person Centred Planning– person centredness, normalisation, human rights principles, circle of support, the steps in PCP, challenges for practice, the desired result of PCP, MAPs.
Working with older persons– Who are older persons, living arrangements and supports, TILDA, HIQUA inspections, National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare, ageism, ageing successfully.
Family support– Defined, challenges, principles of family support, prevention and early intervention, partnership, a strengths-based approach, types of family support, the Hardiker model, evidenced based practice, programmes targeted at specific groups, home visitation and working alone policy.
Young people and alternative care– Foster care, relative care, residential care, adoption, after care services, special care services, higher support, National Standards for Children’s Residential Centre’s.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Person Centred Plan||Continuous Assessment||Group Project||50 %||Week 11||3,4|
|2||Personal Development Planning||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||10 %||Week 13||5|
|3||Essay||Continuous Assessment||Essay||40 %||Week 13||1,2|
Full Time Mode Workload
Dolan, P., Canavan, J., & Pinkerton, J. (eds.) (2006) Family Support as Reflective Practice. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Cambridge, P. & Carnaby, S. (2005) Person Centre Planning and care management with people with Learning Disabilities. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Connolly, M. (2004) Child and Family Welfare: Statutory Responses to Children at Risk, Christchurch: Te-Awatea Press.
Hardiker, P., Exton. K., et al., (1991) Policies and Perspectives in Preventive Child Care, Avebury: Aldershot.
McCann JC., De Roiste, A. & McHugh, J. (2009) Social Care Practice in Ireland – An integrated Perspective. Dublin: Gill Education.
Shakespeare, T. (2006)Disability rights and wrongs. Oxon: Routledge.
Share. P., Lalor. K., (2009) Applied Social Care. An introduction for students in Ireland. 2nd ed. Gill and Macmillan.
Thompson, J., Kilbane, J. & H. Anderson. (2008) Person centred practice for professionals. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
- CORU http://www.coru.ie/en/about_us/about_the_social_workers_registration_board1
- Crippen Cartoon Series. Available from: http://www.crippencartoons.co.uk/wp-content/archive/gallery.shtml
- Helen Sanderson Associates website:http://helensandersonassociates.co.uk/person-centred-practice/
- HIQA www.hiqa.ie
- Ladau, E. (2015) Why person-first language doesn’t always put the person first. Think Inclusive. Available from: https://www.thinkinclusive.us/why-person-first-language-doesnt-always-put-the-person-first/
- National Disability Authority http://nda.ie
- Person Centred planning videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js3vVaTHbmUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvANuym5VXYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKYDSncagKQ
- SAGE Advocacy https://www.sageadvocacy.ie
- Shakespeare, T. (2000)Help: Imagining welfare. Venture Press. Available from: (http://www.leeds.ac.uk/disabilitvstudies/archiveuk/).
- Social Care Ireland https://www.socialcareireland.ie/what-is-social-care-work/
- TILDA http://tilda.tcd.ie/about/
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