Social Worker as Manager: A Practical Guide to Success / Edition 5

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The fourth edition of The Social Worker as Manager combines presentation of theory and techniques along with practical advice that will help readers become successful managers. This book was written for readers who wish to understand the role of manager within human service agencies and who seek practical advice on how to perform effectively in such roles. It discusses those functions and tasks that managers at all levels-from supervisors to executive directors-perform to ensure the attainment of organizational goals. This edition is easy to read, conversational, and contains many new and revised examples, topics, and practical applications throughout. For anyone interested in social work administration, social work management, and administrative supervision.

Incl. context of human services mgmt; promoting work performance; staff diversity; management style etc.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205509034
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/22/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

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 Evaluating Social 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.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Management in Perspective 1
1 Definitions and Assumptions 3
2 The Context of Human Services Management 21
3 Historical Origins of Current Management Theories 47
Pt. 2 The Functions of Management 71
4 Influencing by Planning 73
5 Creating and Managing Staff Diversity 97
6 Promoting Work Performance 129
7 Staff Evaluations and Personnel Actions 163
8 Organizing Work Activities 191
9 Controlling Staff Behavior 217
10 Leading 241
Pt. 3 Completing the Management Picture 263
11 Other Important Management Tasks 265
12 Becoming an Effective Manager 293
Index 319
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