ERIC Number: ED037764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
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Using TEAMS to Deliver Social Services. Manpower Monograph Number One.
Barker, Robert L.; Briggs, Thomas L.
Due to the demand for social work manpower, an urgent need exists to restructure the available qualified personnel. The monograph deals with the development of social work delivery systems by using teams. The introduction deals with: (1) an awareness to either reduce services or employ unqualified personnel, (2) finding unique jobs for social workers without master's degrees, (3) residual tasks for such workers, and (4) the grouping of social welfare personnel. The second section, why social teams should be used, discusses: (1) the manpower crisis in the professions and in social work, (2) short social work careers, (3) the necessity of recruitment improvements, (4) other manpower solutions, (5) the use of social workers without master's degrees, (6) differential use of personnel, (7) type of service performed by a single worker, and (8) levels of intervention. Thirdly, the structure and function of the social work team is presented. The team includes: (1) team leader, (2) team specialist, (3) social worker specialist, (4) social work associate, and (5) the team secretary. The fourth section contains an idealized set of principles to which a team should be oriented. The conclusion reports on the pluses and minuses of using social work teams. (Author/MC)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Div. of Continuing Education and Manpower Development.