WIR147 - Field Seminar: Laws, Principles and Ethics

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Subject Title
Field Seminar: Laws, Principles and Ethics

Subject Description
This subject provides an introduction to the fields of social service work, working with immigrants and refugees, and settlement work, providing students an opportunity to explore the legal, ethical and legislated standards that guide professional practice. Through case studies, lectures, guest lectures, experiential exercises and role-playing students will develop an understanding of the professional and personal expectations of the field. Emphasis will be placed on professional readiness to work in a professional and ethical manner.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Social Service Worker Immigrants and Refugees Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Through a commitment to weekly readings, active participation in class discussions and successful completion of assigned evaluation methods, students will be able to:

1. Articulate key values and concepts of social service work from an anti-oppression perspective.

2. Display an understanding of their own motivations for becoming a Social Service Worker.

3. Demonstrate in the classroom the importance of establishing clear and appropriate professional boundaries in accordance with the ethical standards of practice established by the OCSWSSW.

4. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and values applicable to social service work in a field practicum setting.

5. Report on the mandates and services of at least three different social service agencies.

6. Build the knowledge and understanding of the importance of job search, resume writing, interview skills, branding yourself and networking.

7. Demonstrate an understanding of diverse Ontario Settlement Services.

8. Demonstrate an understanding of what is meant by critical reflective practice, its importance and ways to integrate reflexivity into one?s practice.

9. Gain exposure to advocacy initiatives addressing the needs of immigrant and refugee communities.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.