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Maria Smith

68 Oxford Rd
Southampton
NR18 1YP
Mob: 079 3352 3623
Email: m.smith@hotmail.co.uk

Personal Profile Statement / Career Objective

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”.

Achievements

  • Local Social Worker of the Year Award (Southampton, 2013)
  • Graduated with a First Class degree in Sociology & Public Policy

Education

2009 – 2013BSc Sociology & Public PolicyCardiff UniversityGrade achieved: [First Class Hons]

Relevant Modules:

  • Understanding Cultural Diversity
  • Exploring Disabilities in Western Societies
  • The Family as an Agency
  • Understanding Social Issues and Social Policy
  • Community Justice and the Police
  • Understanding Social Inclusion and Social Policy
2007 – 2009
Results: Health Studies: A Sociology: B Psychology: B
A LevelsNewton College

Employment and Work Experience

Mar 2013 – PresentSocial 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 2013Community 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 2012Assistant 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)

Skills

  • 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.

References

Mrs Lilly Jones
Care Team Leader, Oasis
Address: 22 Argyll Road, Almonds, LL53 2WJ
Tel: 0223 231 4525
Email: jones.l1@hotmail.co.uk
Mr Oliver Porter
Senior Social Worker, Leeds City Council
Address: 22 Bellwood Rd, Springfield, KY15 1LU
Tel: 0080 3251 3425
Email: oliver-porter@live.co.uk

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Top CV Tips and Guidelines

  • Question: if there were TWO words that you had to associate with being a social worker what two words would those be? The answer is: Care and Support. Everything that you mention on your CV, in one way or another, should be supporting the impression of you being a caring and compassionate individual who loves helping those who need your help the most. [see Social Work]
  • Social Workers are usually specialised in a particular field ranging from Psychology to Education. It is important that your CV is fully-tailored to the type of job you are applying for with clear, real-life examples of your skills, experiences and knowledge in the field.
  • What to do when you have got no work experience? One thing that you can do is take up a voluntary job position in your local community. Not only will you gain vital work experience in the field, help people with enriching their lives but also potentially gain a good employment reference at the end of it!

Good Luck!