179792

Management in the Social Services

A critical examination of current management and organisational theory and its impact on management, administrative systems and professional practice in social service agencies.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

179792

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

700-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Social Work

Course planning information

Prerequisite courses

Complete first

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

Corequisite courses

Complete at the same time

You need to complete the corequisite course or courses listed above at the same time as doing this one.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Critically analyse management and organisational theories as well as management styles.
  • 2 Critically apply a theoretical and practical understanding of social service organisations and their management in the Aotearoa New Zealand context.
  • 3 Critically evaluate the implications of current policy and practice for the management of social service organisations and for social work practice.
  • 4 Critically analyse current challenges facing social work leadership and begin to examine their own leadership style.
  • 5 Critically analyse the significance of management as a field of social work practice.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 40%
Written Assignment 2 3 4 5 60%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

ORGANISATIONS AND MANAGEMENT IN SOCIAL WORK

Author
HUGHES, M. AND WEARING, M.
ISBN
9781473934528
Edition
3RD EDITION
Publisher
Footprint

ORGANISATIONS AND MANAGEMENT IN SOCIAL WORK

Author
HUGHES, M., & WEARING, M.
ISBN
9781473934528
Edition
3RD EDITION
Publisher
Footprint

Highly recommended

THE SOCIAL WORKER AS MANAGER: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SUCCESS

Author
WEINBACH, R.W. & TAYLOR, L.M.
ISBN
9780205957910
Edition
7TH EDITION
Publisher
Pearson

THE ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT OF HUMAN SERVICE PRACTICE

Author
OZANNE, E & ROSE, D.
ISBN
9781420256390
Edition
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan

Recommended

PRESENCE: AN EXPLORATION OF PROFOUND CHANGE IN PEOPLE, ORGANISATIONS AND SOCIETY

Author
PETER SENGE, C.OTTO SCHRAMER, JOSEPH JAWROSKI, BETTY SUE FLOWERS
Edition
2005
Publisher
New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland: Society for Organisational Learning

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