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Emotional resilience shouldn’t become a stick to beat social workers with. And more…

Emotional resilience shouldn’t become a stick to beat social workers with

Photo: John Birdsall/Rex (posed by model)

Photo: John Birdsall/Rex (posed by model)

In April, the HCPC put forward plans to include emotional resilience as one of the new standards of proficiency for social workers to be introduced at the end of the year. This is an interesting move, and reflects the increased discussion around emotional resilience within the profession. Commentators have pointed out that making this one of the standards rings some alarm bells. Is too much responsibility for resilience being shifted to the individual social worker, rather than the employer? What level of workload and working conditions should we be resilient to…

 

Why are youth disillusioned, stressed in the work place?

While unemployment remains a burden for most young South Africans, those who do secure a job, especially in corporate, will most likely feel ill-equipped and unable to confidently navigate the working world at times. This according to career coach Mpho Makube, who has set out to give young professionals the necessary tools to build resilience in the work place. As a June 16 initiative, Makube plans to host a small scale workshop near the Maboneng precinct in Jo’burg, titled ‘Young, gifted and disillusioned in the work place’. She says while there is focus on coaching and empowering…

 

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