Aim of the Assessment:
This assessment is intended to engage you in applying topic knowledge in your critical thinking about power, privilege and intersectionality. The authenticity of this assessment relates to being able to recognise your own potential contribution to challenging social injustice when you practice as a Social Worker in a human services setting. It will show your emerging perspectives regarding diverse, competent and inclusive social work practice in relation to client systems.
Choose one field of practice that interests you (see below). You can narrow down the field of practice, e.g. residential aged care, child or adolescent mental health.
Examples of fields of practice: Mental Health, Child Protection, Disability, Health, Hospital, Aged Care, Palliative Care, Children and Families, Domestic Violence, Homelessness, Community Centre, LGBTIQA+ Services, Eating Disorders, Gambling, Local Council, School, Youth, Rehabilitation, Drug and Alcohol Services, Foster Care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services, Refugees, Multicultural Services, Sexual Health, Sexual Assault, Social Security, Social Policy, Trauma, Community Development, Veterans’ Services, Correctional Services, Men’s Violence, Bereavement and Loss, Emergency Relief, Rural/Remote Community Services.
Discuss some of the challenges that might be faced by service participants in this field of practice in relation to disadvantage, oppression and marginalisation.
Discuss how a Social Worker could apply an intersectional lens when working with service participants in this field of practice. What would a Social Worker need to consider when thinking about issues of power and privilege in their work with service participants?
This assignment should be written in the third person, but you can use the first person (“I”, “me”) for examples about yourself.
Use a minimum of 6 academic references (this is an absolute minimum). You must include relevant chapters from the textbooks and at least two other relevant readings from the reading list. Include some references that go beyond the topic literature, including some references that are specific to your chosen field of practice. Government and other documents are grey literature – you can use them but they do not count in your list of 6 references.
Include an introduction and conclusion.
You must include a reference list at the end of your assignment, using the APA referencing format.
Please use WORD documents only.
Font size should be at least 11, using any font that is easy to read (e.g. Arial, Times New Roman).
You will be assessed according to the following:
The scope of your research and the breadth of your reading in this area.
The relevance of your sources.
Your grasp of theoretical concepts from the topic, such as power and intersectionality, and how you employ these ideas to elaborate your ideas.
Your capacity to critically analyse what you see, read, and hear.
Written expression that is clear, i.e. makes sense to the assessor.
Your capacity to develop a clear relationship between the different elements of your assignment.
Avoidance of extraneous or irrelevant material.
Your ability to be reflexive in your writing.
Aim of the Assessment: This assessment is intended to engage you in applying top
Aim of the Assessment: