Multiple Job Offers And Turning One Down

If your period of unemployment has been lengthy, you may be so desperate for a job that the idea of rejecting an offer isn’t something you would contemplate. It may seem odd to even think about turning down an offer, so consider this read a luxury, but recall it later….

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Chronicling an MSW Internship: Client/Worker Boundaries

Recently, a part-time case manager and a part-time interpreter began work at my agency. They are meant to work as a team, as the case manager did not have the necessary language skills, and the interpreter did not have the necessary social work skills. The interpreter’s job description was what one would expect: accompany case manager and clients to appointments and provide interpretation.
It said nothing about plumbing.

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The great social work debate – conservative or liberal?

Back in January I did read Justin Nutt’s post on Social worker doesn’t mean liberal. I felt he was balancing precariously on a rather wobbly fence.  Today, I was heartened to read Deona Hooper’s response.
Can a social worker hold conservative views? Well I suppose they can but I think the question shou ……

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Inadequate Support for Canadian Veterans

As featured in the Huffington Post, Canadian Press Correspondent Murray Brewster discusses remarks from distinguished former military, Senator Romeo Dallaire, regarding the vast divide between the government’s political messaging promoting the interests of Canada’s veterans and the legal stand being ……

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Flaming trolls, mobbing and online abuse

Anyone who has ventured into the world of the internet on any seriously contentious issue knows about flamers, trolls and bullies. They act badly and project an image of self-justification and…well…sometimes just a little dash of heroism. Fundamentalist zeal on particular issues seems to make it ok (at least in the mind of the bully) to behave in ways that are not acceptable on or off-line. …

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A-Z of Groups and Groupwork: Book Review

Full Book Details: A – Z of Groups and Groupwork by Mark Doel and Timothy B. Kelly, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, ISBN 978 0 230 30857 2, 9 + 241pp.

This book is part of a new series of A to Z books from Palgrave Macmillan. As the name implies, each book contains a set of dictionary-style definitions covering different aspects of the subject concerned, in this case groups and groupwork….

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