Focusing on professional growth: the experiences of external social work supervisors in field education

Zuchowski, Ines (2013) Focusing on professional growth: the experiences of external social work supervisors in field education. In: Abstracts from Australian Association of Social Work and Welfare Education Symposium. pp. 8-9. From: Australian Association of Social Work and Welfare Education Symposium, 3-4 October 2013, Perth, WA, Australia.

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Social work field education relies on experienced social work practitioners supervising student in human service organisations. Current work contexts and increasing number of students mean that providing placement opportunities for social work students with social work qualified supervisors on site is becoming more difficult. Literature points to limitations, opportunities and important components of placement with external supervision.

This paper presents a subset of data from a larger PhD research which examined the experiences of all the key stakeholders involved in social work placements with external supervision. This presentation seeks to illuminate the specific views, concerns, interests and strategies shared by the people who identified as external supervisors, and thus provide the social work supervision to students who undertake their field education in agencies where there is no qualified social work on site able to provide the required social work supervision to them. Participants highlighted the challenges and opportunities posed by external supervision. They discussed formal supervision, where they took on educational roles, and focused on promoting student's professional growth within the profession developing a framework for practice and the social work component to the placement. External supervisors foregrounded relationship building and role clarification as important prerequisites of working supervision arrangements.

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Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2014 00:58
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education @ 50%
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