Jason Loffman

Jason Loffman

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Work, Care and Community

Eden Building, ER217

JLoffman@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Social Work

Senior Lecturer in Social Work.

Interested in solution focus practice, attachment theory in practice, practice education, working with children and families and engaging with men/fathers.

Full Profile

Working in a child care team in Leicester from September 2000. In 2003 worked at the NSPCC for 11 years. Roles undertaken were children’s social worker, children’s advocate and a Children Service Manager in various locations across the Northwest. At the NSPCC I undertook different work which focused on working directly with children and families and undertaking specialist direct work with children Other roles were facilitating training on attachment based informed interventions, facilitating training on solution focused based informed interventions, facilitating group work interventions and  developing and facilitating peri-natal parenting courses. In addition to this was sitting on the Child Death Overview panels and working on NSPCC national quality assurance panel. I was also involved with developing good practice with fathers particularly with the Under 1S services at the time both locally and nationally. I was awarded the National Fellowship Award for this work.

Previous academic roles senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University as BA Social Work admissions lead, Year 3 lead and teaching focused on children and families social work.

Outside interests, Badminton player and DJ

Qualifications
  • Stage 2 Practice Educator
  • Qualified Social worker
  • Teaching Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • GSCC Practice Teacher Award
  • Post graduate Certificate Practice Learning and assessment, Coventry University 2005
  • MA Social Work, Leicester University 2000
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Sociology, Teesside University 1997

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Year 3 lead BA Social Work

Teaching areas

  • Employability module lead
  • Practice learning module lead
  • Research methods
  • Children’s development
  • Social Work Law (Children and families focused)
  • Narrative approaches
  • Solution focused approaches
  • Resilience
  • Direct work with families