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 Address:
22 Argyll Road, Almonds, LL53 2WJ Tel:
0223 231 4525 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Oliver Porter
Senior Social Worker, Leeds City Council Address:
22 Bellwood Rd, Springfield, KY15 1LU Tel:
0080 3251 3425 Email: email@example.com
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