The sixth edition of The Social Worker as Manager combines presentation of management theory and practical advice. It is designed to help social workers to successfully perform the tasks of management at any level and in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
The Social Worker as Manager was written for both students and social work practitioners. It describes those management activities that all social workers and how they are shaped by the uniqueness of human service organizations. This edition is easy to read, conversational, and contains many new and revised examples, topics, and practical suggestions based on the experiences of the authors.
Incl. context of human services mgmt; promoting work performance; staff diversity; management style etc.
A reader-friendly text for a one-term course in management for either bachelor's degree or master's degree students. Contains sections on management in perspective, functions of management, and preparing for management in the human services. Useful for students who will never take another course in management as well as for those who will go on to advanced study of administration and management, and for social work practitioners with management responsibilities. This third edition is reorganized and contains all new cases. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Robert W. Weinbach is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina, College of Social Work, where he has taught for over thirty years in the areas of research and management. He is also co-author of Research Methods for Social Workers (six editions), Statistics for Social Workers (7 editions),and Applying Social Work Research Knowledge, and is the author of EvaluatingSocial Work Services and Programs, all books published by Allyn & Bacon, and over 75 other publications. His management focus is in health/mental health programs and in program evaluation.
Lynne M. Taylor is a full-time faculty member at Radford University in the School of Social Work. She teaches practice, social policy and management courses, and an elective course on loss and grief. Prior to joining the faculty there in 2008, she worked in adoptions, child protection and medical social work and (most recently) as a manager in three different non-profit organizations, while also teaching part-time for over ten years in most all areas of the curriculum at the University of South Carolina, College of Social Work. She is a co-author of Applying Social Work Research Knowledge, third edition, published by Allyn & Bacon.