Management and leadership in social work

Graham Mcpheat, Joan Watson

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    The need for effective management and leadership in social work services is paramount. The demands placed on social work managers to deliver are significant, particularly so for those new to the role. However, the challenges involved in supporting workers, particularly those new to the profession, to learn and develop such skills has never been greater. This chapter sets out what newly qualified social workers can expect from leaders and managers in terms of induction, supervision (including supportive, managerial and developmental functions), the management of motivation and stress, and continuous professional development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEarly Professional Development for Social Workers
    EditorsRaymond Taylor, Malcolm Hill, Fergus McNeill
    Place of PublicationBirmingham
    Number of pages13
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2011


    • management
    • leadership
    • social work


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