We are looking for your potential to become an outstanding children’s social worker and leader, who is able to empower families to achieve positive change. Throughout the application process we will assess your ability through our competencies. Please consider each competency carefully at every stage of the application process.
Commitment to children and families
Working with people
EMPATHY AND RELATIONSHIPS
Leading with Sound Judgements
ANALYSIS AND ADAPTABILITY
Social work practice is very complicated and time pressured. We are looking for people who can identify risks and key points from lots of information, and critically evaluate a range of possibilities. You will be thoughtful and rigorous in your approach to complex problems, drawing on the insights and opinions of others when required. You will be open-minded and able to adapt to new evidence.
Social workers empower and support families and children to affect positive change. You will act as an advocate for the children and families you work with, recognising and understanding many different viewpoints. You will have the confidence to make difficult decisions in the face of opposition, while maintaining an open mind about unfolding events. You will demonstrate the ability to negotiate, influence and inspire others in a respectful and humble manner in order to reach a positive outcome.
In addition to these competencies, throughout the process we will be looking for evidence of your ability to manage your time effectively and your professional conduct. This includes your ability to quickly grasp complex tasks or concepts, and plan ahead to complete tasks on time. We will be looking for professionalism in your presentation, communication and in how you relate to others.