Profession social service consultant

Social service consultants aid in the development of policy and procedure for social service programs. They research social service programs and identify areas for improvement, as well as aid in the development of new programs. They fulfil advisory functions for social service organisations.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures related to the application of government policies at all levels of public administration.

  • Legal requirements in the social sector

    The prescribed legislative and regulatory requirements in the social sector.

  • Social justice

    The development and principles of human rights and social justice and the way they should be applied on a case by case basis.

Skills

  • Advise on legislative acts

    Advise officials in a legislature on the propositioning of new bills and the consideration of items of legislation.

  • Advise on social service process

    Advise social service organisations on the development and implementation of plans for the provision of social services, determining the objectives, and managing resources and facilities.

  • Provide improvement strategies

    Identify root causes of problems and submit proposals for effective and long-term solutions.

  • Evaluate social work program's impact

    Gather data to allow the assessment of the impact of a program on a community.

  • Communicate with social service users

    Use verbal, non-verbal, written, and electronic communication. Pay attention to the specific social service users' needs, characteristics, abilities, preferences, age, developmental stage, and culture.

  • Influence policy makers on social service issues

    Inform and advise policy makers by explaining and interpreting the needs of the citizens to enhance social service programs and policies.

  • Maintain relations with local representatives

    Maintain good relations with representatives of the local scientific, economic and civil society.

  • Maintain relationships with government agencies

    Establish and maintain cordial working relationships with peers in different governmental agencies.

  • Report on social development

    Report results and conclusions on society's social development in an intelligible way, presenting these orally and in written form to a range of audiences from non-experts to experts.

  • Monitor regulations in social services

    Monitor and analyse regulations, policies and changes in these regulations in order to assess how they impact social work and services.

  • Liaise with local authorities

    Maintain the liaison and exchange of information with regional or local authorities.

Optional knowledge and skills

plan social service process present reports make legislation transparent for users of social services promote inclusion promote social awareness implement strategic planning promote social change work within communities build community relations analyse community needs create solutions to problems assess social service users' situation manage government policy implementation