Louise Shorthouse - Professional Practice Educator
Name: Louise Shorthouse
Job role: Professional Practice Educator
Year qualified (as SW): 2013
Why I became a social worker:
To support and empower others to make positive changes to their lives.
3 tips for our ASYEs:
- Read – there is so much knowledge out there…soak it up! Embrace learning and development as it is the key to excellent social work practice.
- Plan – whilst plans can often get side-lined in social work, it's good practice to consider the outcomes you are working towards and plan how you might achieve them. Bringing in a contingency plan can also help to minimise disruption.
- Enjoy – This is your first year in practice. Use it as an opportunity to shadow, ask questions and get to know yourself as a practitioner.