CARE09007 2017 Management and Leadership in Social Care
This module aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills required to become an effective manager within social care settings. The module provides the theoretical underpinning necessary to understand the leading, learning and development process within an organisational context.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Understand models of leadership and the role of the manager relevant to Social Care contexts.
Identify the functions and tasks of a manager relevant to Social Care contexts.
Demonstrate and assess effective facilitation skills in a work-group environment, be capable of creating a successful work-group.
Demonstrate appropriate judgement in conflict situations and act accordingly.
Understand the importance of supervision, compliance, governance, leadership and evidence-based practice.
Assess the capabilities and competencies of people in organisations, conduct appropriate appraisals and evaluations.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
2 hrs week online, alternate weeks
Plus face to face classroom contact
Module Assessment Strategies
Two continuous assessment opportunities exist for this programme.
A suitable project will be developed.
Theories of Leadership and Management in a residential care context
The legislative and policy context of residential care in Ireland
The characteristics of effective residential care provision
Supervising staff: approaches and skills
Addressing conflict in staff groups
The requirements of HIQA compliance, professionalisation and regulation
TUSLA and HSE governance
Assessing competencies within a staff team
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Learning||Project||Project||50 %||Week 6||1,2,5|
|2||Reflective Practice||Project||Project||50 %||Week 13||3,4,6|
Distance Learning Mode Workload
|Group Learning||Flat Classroom||Workshop||9||Once Per Semester||0.60|
Online Learning Mode Workload
Required & Recommended Book List
2006 What Works in Residential Child Care: A Review of Research Evidence and the Practical Considerations. National Children's Bureau, London
2007 Working in Group Care: Social Work and Social Care in Residential and Day Care Settings Bristol BASW/Policy Press
2007 Managing childrens homes: developing effective leadership in small organisations LondonJKP
2016 Rebalancing pedagogy and accountability in the Irish Social Care Sector Dublin, IPA Administration
2008 Working with challenging and disruptive situations in residential child care: Sharing effective practice. London SCIE
2008 Residential Child Care: Prospects and Challenges London JKP
2011 I know we cant be a family, but as close as you can get: Displaying families within an institutional context. In Seymour, J. :-:- Dermott. E. (Eds) Displaying Families: A New Concept for the Sociology of Family Life. Basingstoke, Pagrave Macmillan
2002 Pain, Normality, and the Struggle for Congruence: Reinterpreting Residential Care for Children and Youth. Haworth Press
October 2009 p.22-27 Raising children: A character-based approach to residential child care. Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care
2009 Rethinking Residential Child Care Positive Perspectives. Bristol Policy Press
2015 A Guide to Youth Justice in Scotland: policy, practice and legislation Residential Childcare Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice
Vol 6(1) 2007 An equality perspective in residential childcare Scottish Journal of Residential Care
CELCIS Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children in Scotland
SIRCC Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care
EPIC Empowering Children in Care