Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

New - Wannabe Social Worker ;]

Announcements Posted on
What are your mock exam revision tips?! Share them with our year 10 & 11 students! 19-11-2014
    • Thread Starter
    • 5 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Hi All,

    I'm a 19 year old wannabe social worker, i've spent the past year full-time support working in a care home, and literally realised this is what i was born for :]

    got my first interview - Greenwich, social work.. so i'm just looking at anything that can help me prepare!!!

    and just saying hi

    <3
    • 168 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    :hello: Welcome to TSR!

    :tsr:
    • 3 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    . Take a look on websites like the GSCC and Community Care
    . Look at regulations and policies for social workers
    . Don't focus too much on one aspect of social work - you need to make sure they are aware that you are open to and interested in all areas of social work
    . Have a look around this website and anywhere else you can find for what other people have been asked in their interviews to get you thinking, but don't plan and rehearse answers as this can make you panic if you have a planned answer and you forget part of it in the interview. The one question to really work out a good answer to though is "Why do you want to do social work"
    . Think about reading Neil Thompson's book "Understanding Social Work - Preparing For Practice" or "The Social Work Companion"
    . A common question is about what's going on in social work at the moment, so take a look at some general relevant issues (like the change from the GSCC to HPC, how it affects social work, how it affects you, what you think of it) Also, a good idea is to pick a relevant, current issue from each area of social work (eg. the speeding up of the adoption process is an issue in children and families) This way if they ask you about an issue in a specific area of social work, you will have one, and if they ask you about an issue generally you will have lots to choose from! Try and find issues that you find interesting and are passionate about, because then you are more likely to remember them and be able to speak passionately about them!
    . Another good idea is to pick a policy/piece of legislation for each area of social work because they might ask you about legislation in social work, or about legislation in a specific area of social work
    . Think about your work experience and how it relates to social work, why it made you want to do social work, why the experience will be useful for social work
    . Make sure you show that social work won't always be wonderful, there will be difficult decisions, difficult situations etc.
    • Thread Starter
    • 5 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    CatRox,

    Thanks for that info - been doing lots of research today, got a couple of days off before the interview so i'll just get updated on laws & legislations as the other stuff I'm prepared for <3

    Thanks again

    Pollypokit_x

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: May 15, 2012
New on TSR

GCSE mocks revision

Talk study tips this weekend

Article updates
Useful resources

Quick link:

Unanswered welcome lounge threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.