Social Work in Social Change

Social Work in Social Change

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As the implementers of government social policy in South Africa, social work professionals have been at the forefront of social change and new approaches since 1994. This study surveys the current state of job satisfaction among social workers and reports on education programs and hiring trends for people in training in the field. The new, national, standardized Bachelor of Social Work degree is shown to be a success, and enrollment and graduation statistics confirm that African females, rather than white females, are now the dominant student profile. Enrollment has also increased significantly, but a worrisome trend also shows higher numbers of graduates being lost to emigration.With the assistance of the Department of Public Service and Administration ( DPSA), a process of job evaluation was ... National Defence Force (SANDF) quickly followed the upgrading within the DSD, other government departments such ... 2004: 15) and the a#39;massive [salary] differential between government and the NGO sector which has been allowed to develop over the past decadea#39; (DSD, 2005b: 2D.

Title:Social Work in Social Change
Author:Nicci Earle
Publisher:Human Sciences Research Council - 2008


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