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By Pam Carter, Tony Jeffs, Mark K. Smith

Social Working offers a framework for wondering the day-by-day (and no longer so day-by-day) reports of being a social employee. every one bankruptcy of the e-book specializes in a key procedure together with establishing the day-by-day around; maintaining files; policing consumers, counselling; instructing; advising and advocating; residing along; supervision of employees and teamworking.

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None of the above is peculiar to our team, or unexplained. Parsloe ( 1981) has written of worker perceptions of their relationship to management as a displacement of the inherent anxieties of the job (p. 92). Pithouse suggested it was more a means of asserting a right to 'Cherished Autonomy' (Pithouse, 1989, p. 48). I would add to these that the perception of 'them and us' helps maintain team boundary and identity. For a fuller discussion, readers may wish to read Pithouse's Chapter 4. Class, religion, gender and race The team are all white and are mainly working-class people who somewhat uneasily accept the social classification acquired by our profession.

The team agree on the limitations of our knowledge or experience in these areas. We acknowledge the 'issues'; we try to remain aware of them in our practice; but we never address them in any comprehensive ways. A wider team Following restructuring, the District decided to attempt an integrated approach to service delivery, incorporating residential services. While social workers had good working relationships with individual residential care workers, the residential service was seen by the team as being 28 Teamworking somewhat second class, staffed by people with inferior qualifications.

This involves sharing information, reporting back from training courses, discussing books or articles of interest and looking at where the team is and how it should develop. The team meeting can be the forum where informal team-building processes happen, as relationships are formed, trust is built up, skills developed and shared issues tackled, as well as being an opportunity for the exchange of support and advice. It can be the forum which breeds the beginning of a team identity, both for positive and negative reasons.

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