Welcome! I’m John, resident writer at savethesocialworker.com. I’m passionate about helping social workers to understand, unlock and unleash their potential.
However, social workers are often crippled by the organisations they are at. Social work students are also not adequately prepared for the world of work that meets them the moment they qualify. They also face difficulties with struggles on placements, writing essays, and juggling both.
What does ‘understand, unlock and unleash potential’ really mean? It’s not just words.
Understanding is about growing our knowledge of the clients we serve and the world of social work. To do that, I add personal experiences of social work.
Unlocking is about understanding our own abilities. What can we do to better manage the overwhelming caseloads in social work?
Unleashing is about using our abilities for good. How can we do that better? Can we counsel better? Can we manage cases better?
That is why this site is split into 2 sections:
- Social workers
- Social work students
I want to give social workers the resources to succeed at what they do best – serving service users with all of their hearts.
I want to provide students with the resource to succeed at both their placements and their academics.
Below, I provide some of the most popular posts that have been read by thousands of readers.
How to manage caseloads in social work
How to write good case notes in social work
How to deal with difficult clients in social work
Social Work Students
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How to get a first in social work
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at John@savethesocialworker.com.
Wishing you all the best in your social work journey,