Presentation on theme: "Introduction n Deliberations based on the responses of 338 3rd level students in Years 1-4 n 30 titles on my global shopping list n 8 notional titles offered."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction n Deliberations based on the responses of 338 3rd level students in Years 1-4 n 30 titles on my global shopping list n 8 notional titles offered
Purpose of the Paper n Challenge membership to (re)formulate titles of ‘Child Care Worker’ and ‘Social Care Worker’ n Confusion reigns!
Questions We Could Ask Ourselves (1) n Who will I work with? n Who will benefit from the work I do? n How will I work? n What will inform my work? n What rights does a client have in the practice process?
Questions We Could Ask Ourselves (2) n What rights do I have in this process? n Where do I turn to for support? n Does it matter what I call Myself? n How interested in peer and public recognition am I? n What will recognition do for me?
Questions We Could Ask Ourselves (3) n What should the IACW concentrate on? n How much energy am I prepared to spend on this issue? n Will a name change for my work mean anything to my practice?
The Central Difficulty n The public holding a vague understanding of what you are and what you do… n The ‘Jack-of-all-trades syndrome
The Move from ‘Child’ to ‘Social’ n 1992 & the NCEA Report n The CCPU at the DOH&C n The Government Departments
A North American Definition n An individual who works with the therapeutic, developmental, or remedial needs of ‘clients’ providing nurturing, management and guidance to ‘clients’, healthy or disabled; and working in ‘client’ serving organisations, public or private, day or residential...
A Canadian Definition n CYC work centers on the client and utilizes skills and techniques which actualize the processes of development and change. It includes the necessary advocacy for youngsters and their families in powerless and often hopeless situations. It captures the root value of ‘caring’ as an underlying factor...
An Irish Definition n A Social Care worker is a person possessing a recognised qualification in social care engaging in direct work across a wide range of client groups encompassing children and families, the elderly, people with learning difficulties, people with mental health difficulties……………..
Name Change Response Rates N=338 n CollegeReturns n Athlone74 n Cork73 n Carlow67 n Dublin9 n Sligo24 n Waterford90 n Tralee1
Athlone Institute of Technology n NDSC 2: n 44 Social Care Worker, 5 Community Care Workers, 2 Social Care Officers n NDSC 3: n 8 Social Care Worker, 4 Care Worker, 1 Child Care Worker
Sligo Institute of Technology n BASC: n 20 Social Care Worker, 1 Support Worker, 1 Project liaison Officer
St. Patrick’s College, Carlow n NDSC: n 39 Social Care Worker, 6 Community Social Care Workers, 4 Social Support Carers, 3 Life Cycle Facilitators, 2 Care Professionals, 2 Social Care Officers, 1 Professional Care Facilitator, 1 Registered Family Worker
Institute of Technology Cork n NDSC 1: n 16 Social Care Worker, 2 Child Care Worker, 3 Social Worker n NDSC 2: n 16 Social Care Worker, 2 Social Care Professional, 2 Social Worker n NDSC 3: n 18 Social Care Worker, 5 Social Care Professionals, 1 Child Care Professional
Niall’s Global Shopping List n Child Care Worker n Social Care Worker n Child and Youth Care Worker n Residential Social Worker n Residential Child Care Worker n House Parent n Asst. House Parent
Niall’s Global Shopping List n Child Life Specialist n Life Cycle Specialist n Life Cycle Facilitator n Professional Care Facilitator n Social Support Care Worker n Recreation Leader n Social Pedagogue
Niall’s Global Shopping List n Social Mediator n Social Facilitator n Social Liaison Officer n Mental Health Worker n Psychiatric Technician n School Crisis Counsellor n Classroom Asst
Niall’s Global Shopping List n Teacher’s Aid n Detention Worker n Asst. Community Facilitator n Registered Community and Family Worker n Youth Counsellor n Social Care Specialist n Community Youth Worker n Community Care Worker
Notional Titles Offered to Niall n Society Care Worker n Social Care Deputy n Social Care Co-ordinator n Social Skills Worker n Social Care Officer n Registered Social Care Task Facilitator n Direct Support Professional n Professional Social Care Worker