Senior social worker sample resume

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Katie Dutton

172 Danks St
Hobbston NSW 2037
M: 0400 000 000
H: 02 9999 8888
E: [email protected]

Professional Profile

Determined, motivated and resourceful social worker with 14 years of experience working in public health. Wealth of experience in client service provision to help patients and their families in crisis and promote wellbeing through assessment, liaison, crisis intervention, counselling and advocacy.


Graduate Diploma in Counselling for Health and Social Care
University of New England
Completed: 2000


Bachelor of Social Work
University of New England
Graduated: 1998

Key Skills and Characteristics

Communication skills
Exceptional communication skills encompassing counselling, consultation, negotiation, liaison, conflict resolution and advocacy. Able to establish rapport and engage a diverse range of people in relevant processes and interventions.

Ability to operate in a high-pressure environment
Capable of working calmly and effectively in high-pressure, challenging situations involving crisis and trauma in Emergency Departments, community health and sexual assault services.

Able to empathise with and counsel a range of people, including those undergoing significant health issues, disability and emotional distress.

Team player
Work well with others in a multidisciplinary team to improve psychosocial outcomes and health care benefits for patients and their families.

Employment History

November 2002 – Present:
Social Worker, Emergency Department
The Prince Duffy Hospital
Bella Bay, NSW



  • Provide social work services to the Emergency Department to optimise health outcomes for patients, and maximise benefits for families and carers
  • Assess needs of patients in accordance with professional practice standards and AASW Code of Ethics
  • Incorporate clinical risk assessment framework as appropriate to patient group, using evidence-based practice to create, deliver and monitor outcomes
  • Ensure continuity of care by coordinating services with other specialist services
  • Provide services autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Supply clinical leadership, including staff education, and contribute to the identification, development and implementation of good service delivery
  • Provide support to other departments as required


  • Consistently provide high quality services to improve outcomes for patients and their support networks
  • Maintain professional development and learning to stay abreast of latest methodologies and technologies
September 1998 – August 2002:
Social Worker, Community Health Centre
Central Health District Service
Shortarm, NSW



  • Provided professional social work services to hospitals, primary health care centres, schools and community centres in Central NSW
  • Provided psychosocial casework services and counselling for clinical presentations including depression, domestic violence, grief and loss, sexual abuse, disability, mental health conditions, and child protection cases
  • Developed and implemented therapeutic educational programs
  • Worked with a wide range of community services


  • Ensured that residents in remote areas of Central NSW had access to quality social work services

Professional Development

  • Aggressive Behaviour Management – 2007
  • Mental Health First Aid Training – 2004
  • Psychological First Aid training – 2003

Other Skills

  • Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint – Intermediate


Gwen Horn
Director of Social Work Services
The Prince Duffy Hospital
M: 0422 333 444
E: [email protected]
Geoff Shalesbury
Central Area Coordinator
Central Health District Service
M: 0444 444 444
E: [email protected]
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