BN051/125 Group Intervention in Social Care SSSC H2015
Exam Assessment May 2020
Your task is to apply the theoretical ideas and findings of how groups work to help understand aspects of group/team development and functioning in the following social care case study/scenario.
This assignment is not an opinion piece about what you believe personally about the topic or the questions asked. Instead, please focus upon highlighting your knowledge of how key theories and learning apply to the following scenarios. You should use these theories and your learning from the module to support or refute the ideas you put forward.
You are working as a team leader in a residential service. There are a number of new staff that have just started within the team and a number of staff who have worked together for up to 10 years. There are two team leaders, eight social care workers and six young people between the ages of 12 – 17 with mild intellectual disabilities. The young people’s families are very involved in the service and the team are regularly in contact with family members. All of the staff get monthly supervision provided by you and the team leaders. While supervision is provided for you and the team leaders regularly by senior management. You run weekly team meetings although these are not running as effectively recently as you would link them to. There appears to be subgroups developing within the staff team and you are aware that there have been some disagreements between staff.
Please identify how you would address the following in relation to the team described above.
1. Deal with conflict in an effective manner (500 words)
2. Facilitate the team to make effective decisions (500 words)
3. Effective leadership of the team (500 words)
In your answers you should make direct reference to group dynamics, group development and group stages.
NOTE: All relevant theory must be referenced, and a bibliography included at the end of the assignment. You are expected to consult/reference a minimum of 4-5 books/chapters/ebooks. You are required to access group development books to complete this assignment, as reading from the lecture alone will not be sufficient to address the topics. Assignments should be typed and clearly structured. Please note that TurnItIn plagiarism software will be used to ensure that your answers were written in your own words.
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