Making the most of your placement
We understand that starting your placement can be both exciting and scary. We don't want you to just 'survive it' - we want you to success and to thrive while being with FIC!
So - here are some tips for you how to make the most of your placement. Please let us know what else could be added here!
When your service users don't tell you the truth - social work student reflecting on her experience.
From Community Care.
A guide to a successful social work practice placement - from tips how to start, through how to make the most of supervision to trouble shooting and managing stress. Highly recommended - still refers to NOS-es but not out of date. Access document from palgrave website.
A guide to success
Mark Doel 'Traveller's guide' - Social Work Placement. We've found chapter 'Reflective Diary' really useful, but perhaps other chapters will be of your interest as well. Access from Routledge website.
We want our social work students to enjoy their learning experience and to success. Feeling that you are struggling or that you are simply not happy with your placement can be really disastrous. Please have a look at the article 'Dealing with problems on social work placement' for some tips and advices how to cope in difficult situations during your training - from Community Care and Open University.