Developing Together Social Work  Teaching Partnership

PCF 7: Skills and Interventions

SKILLS AND INTERVENTIONS – Use judgement, knowledge and authority to intervene with individuals, families and communities to promote independence, provide support, prevent harm and enable

Social workers engage with individuals, families, and communities, working alongside people to determine their needs and wishes, and what action may be helpful. We build productive working relationships and communicate effectively. Using our professional judgement, we employ appropriate interventions, promoting self-determination, support, protection and positive change. We develop and maintain skills relevant to our roles. We understand and take account of power differentials and use our authority appropriately. We evaluate our own practice and its impact, and how we improve outcomes for those we work with.

PCF 7: Tool 1 – Interviewing skills

PCF 7: Tool 2 – Assessment, reflection and analysis mindmap

PCF 7: Tool 4 –  Language, a Strength Based Approach and Assessment Skills

PCF 7: Tool 5 – Active Listening

Supporting document – Trevithick’s Lexicon

PCF 7: Tool 6 – How to write a good report