The Guide to the Standards of Proficiency for Social Care Workers Domain 1 to Domain 5 e-book is intended to be used as resource for students, educators and practitioners
Five lecturers from WIT within the Department of Social Care and Early Childhood Studies are among contributors to a new book written by social care workers for social care workers.
Resource for students, educators and practitioners
Social care work in Ireland is changing and will soon become a registered profession under the registration body CORU. As part of this process social care workers will be required to meet and uphold particular Standards of Proficiencies within their work.
The new e-book, Guide to the Standards of Proficiency for Social Care Workers Domain 1 to Domain 5 is edited by Dr Denise Lyons and Dr Teresa Brown and is intended to be used as resource for students, educators and practitioners to fully understand and engage with each of the proficiencies.
What makes this resource unique is that it is written by social care workers, sharing their experience and understanding. Each chapter within the book, is written to correspond with each proficiency.
The book had many contributors from across the social care sector. Five lecturers from WIT within the Department of Social Care and Early Childhood Studies contributed to the book: Vicky Mc Donagh, Hazel Finlay, Danielle Douglas, Maria Ronan and John Byrne gave their understanding, experience and voice to the resource.
Two years in the making
The book has been two years in the making, but the commitment and dedication of everyone involved is seen within the final publication.
Vicky Mc Donagh, Lecturer and Course Leader of the BA in Applied Social Care, explained the importance of such a resource for students and all within the social care sector: “This is an exciting and important time for social care work, this represents not only a voice within the sector but a recognition of the importance of the work completed by social care workers.
Integrate theory into practice
Vicky continued: “Not only does this book, give understanding to the CORU proficiencies for social care work, but it also provides an opportunity to share practice knowledge and experiences. It is hoped to bridge the gap between integrating theory into practice."
The e-book is a free resource for all involved and interested in social care work.