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MEET FRANC LARKIN: Senior Social Worker at Hertfordshire
What's your current job?
I've stepped into a Consultancy Social Work post for Hertfordshire, equivalent to Advanced Practitioner, Senior Social Worker. My role is to provide practical guidance, advice and support to Team Managers, Senior Practitioners, Social Workers and Children's Practitioners, with regards to their performance.
How did you hear about Tempest?
I posted my CV to Community Care and received a call from a really nice Tempest consultant. He persuaded me that signing up with Tempest would benefit me well, and it has! At that time I was signed up with another agency, but found my Tempest consultant to be quick on the ball, possessed of a dry sense of humour and always able to go the extra mile to deliver what I was looking for (and even more!) I couldn't have asked for a better consultant.
What kinds of difficulty you do you have to cope with in your job?
A man I hold in high regard (a Child Psychologist) once told me: "In this profession there is nothing insurmountable nor problematic that you cannot solve. You possess the skills! You only become stressed if you allow yourself to be stressed." When you work in the helping arena you develop the skills to cope, manage, solve problems and perform. We respect ourselves and honour our clients by doing our best, always.
When you work in the helping arena you develop the skills to cope, manage, solve problems and
perform Frank Larkin – Senior Social Worker
My job involves planting seeds for positive change, ensuring the safety of families, mothers, fathers and children. It's such a great feeling running into them years later, seeing how thankful they are for the support given. Knowing that some of the kids I took care of have progressed a lot in their lives (one of them recently became a doctor) makes me really proud of them.
How did Tempest help you in your career progression?
I can confidently sayTempest added to my CV by securing roles that I had never considered. Tempest continues to serve me well. I have the best consultant on top of that too. I would recommend Tempest to any friend and colleague.