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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 enthuse.

 

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 needs.

 

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 http://www.bedford.gov.uk/

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