Christine Coulman - Buckinghamshire New University

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Social Work graduate with community experience and a strong commitment to
providing quality care in the community, Keen to undertake first post as a
qualified Social Worker with GSCC accreditation within a Primary Health Care
BA (Hons) Social Work
Bucks New University
Degree accredited by the General Social Care Council
University based learning in:
Child Observation;
Social problems & social welfare;
Forming Partnerships and Working with Others; Counselling;
Risk, Responsibility & Resolution;
Social Work Interventions;
Human Growth (Life Course);
Effective Communication in Context;
Research and Social Work
PC Skills
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Training undertaken as part of work in practice settings:
BAAF Adult Attachment Interviews
Court skills workshop
Personal Safety Training
PARIS Training
Working with sexual risk (adults adolescents and children who pose a risk)
Restorative Approaches
Young Minds
Gateway to Higher Education
First Aid at Work
Excel for beginners
Supervisory skills
Note and minute taking
Telephone techniques and dealing with difficult situations
Agency worker within a large team in an extremely busy office.
• Arranged care packages for service users in the community.
• Made arrangements for service users to go into care both long-term
and short-term.
• Worked primarily with older adults in the community who were from a
variety of backgrounds.
• On duty system once a week dealing with the emergency cases.
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Practice placements successfully undertaken:
Adoption Services
 Gained an understanding of the statutory requirements and legislation
regarding adoption.
 Experienced carrying out assessments of prospective adopters to
assess their suitability and needs in becoming adoptive parents.
 Worked with children for whom adoption was the only option by
working openly and honestly, ensuring that the young person remained
central to the process.
 Able to construct Child Permanence Report to present to panel.
 Given opportunity to be involved in an “exchange” where information is
exchanged between adoption agencies to try and locate and secure
placements for prospective adopters and also children awaiting
permanent families.
 Attended additional training sessions throughout time spent with the
Southampton City Community Involvement Team
 Gained an understanding of the range of services provided. Ensuring
that communities, groups and local people are empowered and have
the opportunity to have some influence on any decisions that affect
their quality of life.
 Had a lead role in compiling a community profile and resource directory
with contact numbers and addresses for all the organisations within the
north neighbourhood partnership.
 I had the opportunity of being involved in the development of a new
Sure Start Centre and the planning and preparation for its opening.
 Supported another worker during a consultation exercise regarding the
relocation of a play area on a social housing estate with high levels of
anti-social behaviour. Encouraging local residents by expressing their
 Worked with a range of professionals and agencies to develop the
professional network for the benefit of the north neighbourhood
 Identifying the need to balance risks and rights within the community in
relation to community safety issues, ASBOs ABCs etc.
 Acquired a good knowledge and understanding of the agencies policies
and procedures.
Registered as a social worker with the General Social Care Council (GSCC)
Available on request
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