I am an experienced, mature, and caring Graduate Social Worker with a firm commitment to social care. My experience is rooted in a rock-solid background of working with young and vulnerable people from all backgrounds and differing life circumstances. I have dealt with social work in both the public and private sector, and am adaptable in any situation which comes before me. I am comfortable in both solitary and group situations, and have excellent communication skills which are useful in times of contact with external organisations and. I also have excellent observational and listening skills which are highly effective when interacting with vulnerable people, as does my extensive training in “Working with Young People and Families”.
|Mar 2013 – Present
||Social Worker Leeds City Council
Main duties performed:
- Working in partnership with external organisations such as the local hospital, schools and GP surgeries to cross-check and discuss any people of concern who may need monitoring and/or extra supervision from Social Services
- Performing routine home visitations in the local communities, particularly to families with vulnerable young children, to ensure the care provided is sufficient and meets Health and Safety standards
- Help plan and facilitate discharges
- Documenting the progress of the families under my supervision and regularly updating my superiors on any changes which may call for action
- Contributing to multidisciplinary team meetings
- Handling referrals to counselling
- Working with families in crisis situations
- Working with children in care who need foster parents or homes for adoption.
- Working with the care home staff to increase the chances of the children in their care to get fostered or adopted
|Dec 2012 – Mar 2013
||Community Support Officer Care 1&1
Main duties performed:
- Regular home visitations and scheduled appointments
- Working with the local council and other authorities such as schools and General Practitioners to monitor any people who were in difficult situations
- Reaching out to the local area to raise awareness of issues such as domestic violence and child abuse, through carefully constructed community campaigns
- Working in conjunction with the local city council to provide support and advice to families in financial, social or emotional difficulties.
|Jun 2011 – Dec 2012
||Assistant Support Care Worker Oasis
Main duties performed:
- Home visits and routine check-ups on vulnerable people in the local community
- Offering support and advice in a professional and considerate manner
- Physically helping vulnerable people in their daily routines and activities
- Providing mental comfort and companionship for the vulnerable people
- Keeping the progress and changing circumstances of the people in my care documented physically and electronically, with habitual overviews.
Professional Training and Qualifications
Attended various workshops such as:
- Supporting Parents-Supporting Children (2012)
- Equality and Justice Training (2012)
- Disabilities and Mental Health Training (2011)
- Keen observational and listening skills, which are vital during my regular home visitations and conversations with vulnerable people
- Excellent interpersonal skills, which are called upon frequently during liaisons with other authorities to discuss cases of interest/concern
- Natural ability to bond with young and vulnerable people, which builds a relationship of trust and disclosure
- A logical and analytical mind which harmonises with the demands of my profession (e.g. objectivity, professionalism)
- The ability to be friendly and approachable while also maintaining an investigative attitude.
Hobbies and interests
My interests are rooted in the world of social care; I volunteer in the local youth club on irregular weekends to spend time with the children in my community – many of whom I am familiar with from home visits. When I’m not working, I enjoy going out on days out with my family and have fun with friends. I am also a passionate reader, and I look forward to writing a book one day in the future.
Mrs Lilly Jones
Care Team Leader, Oasis
22 Argyll Road, Almonds, LL53 2WJ
0223 231 4525
Mr Oliver Porter
Senior Social Worker, Leeds City Council
22 Bellwood Rd, Springfield, KY15 1LU
0080 3251 3425
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