World Social Work Day
WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY
It’s World Social Work Day (Tuesday 21 March)
and to coincide with this global campaign, Bedford Adults’ Social
Care Services are taking it as an opportunity to highlight the
excellent work their social workers do to keep vulnerable
individuals safe and well.
Borough Hall’s social workers, from within
Adults’ Services, were asked to share their thoughts and views on
social work today by writing down their messages on ‘thought
bubbles’ which could be placed on a display board.
Social workers were asked to share their
experiences as well as reflecting on ‘Why they are proud
to be a social worker?’ and to capture ‘Any advice you
have to new social workers coming into the profession?’.
The messages will be used to inspire and
Bedford Borough Council are looking for the
best newly qualified social workers to join their Adults’ Social
Work Academy’ and gain the skills and experience to really make a
difference to the lives of vulnerable individuals.
Academy members are employed full-time for one
year, and receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive package
of support, training and skills development which helps individuals
to become an outstanding Social Worker.
Cllr Mohammad Yasin, Portfolio Holder for
Adults’ Services at Bedford Borough Council, said: “We aim to
showcase the positive impact that social workers have on the lives
of the families that they work with. An Academy approach is new to
Bedford Adults’ Services and we hope it will form the blueprint for
championing our existing energies and will assure even greater
quality and standards in social work practice in Bedford Borough.
We recognise Social Work as a valued profession, and for us Social
Workers are the experts in protecting adults. We need people who
share that vision.”
The aims of the Academy are to:
- Attract good quality, motivated, proactive and reflective
people to Bedford and support them to gain a comprehensive
understanding of their role and responsibilities, how the Council
functions, how we contribute to our multi-disciplinary approaches
in practice, policies, procedures and the practice standards that
direct and guide our work.
- Promote evidence based practice, informed by research and
grounded in theory.
- Provide practitioners with variety of opportunities to
continually develop the skills and knowledge needed to deliver
outstanding services to individuals with care and support
Bedford Borough Council aims to recruit five
newly qualified Social Workers who will be supported on the job in
the social work teams, supported by a dedicated Advanced Social
Worker during the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
year, with emphasis on continued professional development and far
reaching skills and experience equipping Social Workers with the
skills to succeed.
If you would like to know more about Bedford
Borough Council’s Adults’ Social Work Academy as well as vacancies
and social work career opportunities, contact our recruitment
adviser, Angela Collett on 01234 228081 or visit