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

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures involved in the implementation of government policies in national and local governmental organisations.

  • 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

  • Evaluate social work program's impact

    Collect data to evaluate the impact of the program on the community.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Advise on legislative acts

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

  • 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.

  • Maintain relationships with government agencies

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

  • 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.

  • Liaise with local authorities

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

  • Provide improvement strategies

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

  • Maintain relations with local representatives

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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