Social Care Jobs Fair ‘Recruiting The Right Staff’ Huge Success

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last Wednesday we held our very first One Stop Social ‘Recruiting the Right Staff’ Social Care Jobs fair at Preston Job Centre Plus, and what a busy morning it was! 

In addition to the 94 jobseekers that were booked on for the morning session, we had an number of interested people arrive so as to find out about the available job opportunities in the Social Care Sector. Overall, the session gave both employers and potential candidates the opportunity to ask questions and discover more about each other, with a number of attendees completing application forms and mini interviews on the day. This, Care Providers found, was an excellent way to promote what they do whilst also speeding up the recruitment process for quality workers.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1795″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]All of the Care Providers in attendance confirmed that they had met a vast number of suitably qualified and experienced candidates. Most of whom were going to be invited for formal interviewing.

Following on from the success of this Social Care Jobs Fair, we are glad to announce that we have already began organising and contacting Care Providers to join us at our next event.  Our Social Care Jobs Fair is exclusive to those services that have joined our Network Partnership. So, if you wish to join one of our upcoming events, or would like to find out more you can contact us by following the link below.[/vc_column_text][vc_cta h2=”Join our Networking Partnership” txt_align=”center”]Find out more about our exclusive Networking Partnership; We have lots of benefits from discounts on training and job ads. Plus lots more![/vc_cta][vc_btn title=”CONTACT US” color=”warning” size=”lg” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fcontact-us%2F||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Social work awards ceremony recognises inspirational practice

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As part of their Celebrating Social Workers Week, Worcestershire County Council hosted a Social Work Awards ceremony on Monday. This was to highlight the fantastic and outstanding achievements amongst their social workers across both adult’s social care and children’s services.

For adult’s social care; nominations were made by colleagues for personal qualities and inspirational practice. For children’s services; nominations were made based on positive feedback and compliments.

Social workers were recongised and praised for their consistent approach and dedication to the profession.

Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Children and Families Councillor Andy Roberts said: “Our teams of social workers work extremely hard and we want to give them the recognition they rightly deserve. Their dedication is second to none in ensuring vulnerable children, young people and adults continue to lead happy, safe and independent lives.”

The aim of the Celebrating Social Workers Week is to help improve knowledge of the profession, staff morale, recruitment and retention.

With the recent launch of their new Social Work Academy, in a bid to improve the confidence and skills of social workers, it is a great time to be based within the profession across the local authority. Well done Worcestershire County Council!

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Student social workers Q&A session with a practice educator

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Recently, we were asked a series of questions from a number of student social workers from across the UK regarding their pending placement. They have been answered by an experienced practice educator (PE).

Why are you a practice educator?

Because I enjoy it! I’ve been a qualified social worker now since 2010 and I can still recall both my PEs. I was lucky in that both were fantastic in their chosen field; my first placement was with a disability service based in Lancaster and my second was with a Youth Offending Team.

Both PE’s promoted me to put into practice what I had learnt during the ‘academic’ stages of the course. I felt confident in my decision making because I was supported as a student.

So, when I became a social worker, I was keen to support students on placement; and it evolved from there. Personally, I really enjoy being a PE. I am passionate about supporting the next generation of social workers. I enjoy and value the enthusiasm they bring to teams. They see things differently and offer new approaches/solutions to working.

I learn a lot from students; such as the latest theories, approaches and research. For me, it’s a two-way process – they learn the skills of social work and I continue to develop my knowledge base.

Can you talk about the stresses of being a practice educator?

Overall, being a PE hasn’t been that stressful, when compared to ‘front-line’ social work. However, it’s an important role and one that I take seriously as it does carry significant responsibilities. So for me, the main stressor is when you are required to fail a student.

A student who is already on placement does not yet have a practice educator and doesn’t know when one will be found. Have you known this to happen before and what should they do?

I have come across it once before in that a PE took ill and so couldn’t start. But this is unusual.

Overall, my advice here would be; what has the placement said and have your sought advice from the Universities? How long have you been on placement? (see point 5 regarding some minimum ‘standards’ for supervision). I would ask for clarity in relation to how your learning needs are going to be met and how is reflective learning going to be promoted without a PE?

A student’s practice educator has told them that they’re going to be ‘hands off’ because they’re busy i.e. very little supervision. How do they figure out what this means before it turns into a problem?

No, I’ve not really experienced this and it is something I would never consider saying to any of my student social workers. Firstly, there’s ambiguity in the language. So, I would ‘nail down’ with the PE, what does ‘hands off’ mean?

As PEs we do have minimum requirements of support. For example, most Universities I work with suggest a minimum of 21 hours of supervision on a 70 days placement. This works out at usually one hour of supervision every week. Now, the specifics of this is somewhat negotiable. For example, I supervise my students once every fortnight for two hours unless they specify weekly sessions.

Is it normal to have a complete crisis of confidence during final placement?

Yes, I think at some stage most student social workers doubt their capabilities as a social worker. So, please don’t think you’re alone here, as placements can feel a little overwhelming on occasions.

But I would ask; what has been/is the trigger for this crisis in confidence? Was/is it practice related? And have you sought advice and guidance from your PE?

In order to move forward, I would suggest reflecting on your journey as a student social worker so far. For example, reflect on when you first started placement and compare it to where you are now in the ‘social work journey’. Do you think your skills have developed? If so, what are they? And what areas would you like to develop further. This will help offer some clarity. You can even compare them to the PCF (final placement). If you can evidence with relevant examples of work you have achieved, then great. If not, try and be more proactive in day to day work tasks.

But remember, as social workers it is impossible to know everything. The key is knowing where to find the information!

 How an off and on site PE works and what are their expectations of the student?

  • Off-site Practice Educator is a qualified and HCPC registered social worker that facilitated via ‘long-arming’
  • On-site Practice Educator is a qualified and HCPC registered social worker that is based within the team you are on placement with.
  • On-site Supervisor is an unqualified worker.

An Off-site Practice Educator is used when there no available On-site Practice Educator. Overall, the expectations are the same in that they complete all supervision sessions (usually 21 hours for 70 day placements), observations and reports.

Is it only appropriate to have peer/group supervision?

In short, no!

Now don’t get me wrong, peer supervision is a great form of learning within social work – I’m a huge advocate of its use. However, it should never be seen as a replacement for one to one supervision. Supervision is personal in that it should focus on three elements; learning and development, support and line management. This can’t be done (or achieved successfully) if sessions are in groups.

Peer supervision should be completed in conjunction with; not instead of!

 

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Worcestershire County Council Launch Social Work Academy!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Worcestershire County Council has launched a new Social Work Academy in a bid to improve the confidence and skills of social workers across the local authority.

The academy, which started last week, will comprise of a comprehensive information hub for all social workers across the local authority with the idea that staff will be able to access more easily training, learning and development opportunities. The launch is running alongside the county council’s “Celebrating Social Workers” Week, which is aimed at improving knowledge of the profession, staff morale, recruitment and retention.

The announcement comes just three months after claims by a former children’s services employee about ‘cash-saving measures being put ahead of youngsters’ wellbeing’, social workers having unmanageable caseloads and workers not receiving the support they needed.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1625″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]However, it is hoped that this new quality based provision within the local authority will only further aid and support those within the profession. Coun Adrian Hardman, cabinet member for Adult Services, said: “It is extremely important our workforce continues to improve, and all staff are thoroughly supported and encouraged to better their knowledge of Social Work. The Social Work Academy will allow easier access to all of the excellent training and professional development that is already taking place in Worcestershire.

“The launch of improved services like the Social Work Academy will hopefully help us attract the very best social workers to the county, and further highlight the positive reasons why Worcestershire is a great place to live and work.”

There are now a number of excellent projects running across the UK to support and address the systemic issues of social work recruitment, retention and development. For example, we recently reported how nine local authorities were changing adult social care by developing community-led social work practice. The results thus far indicate improved staff morale, quicker response time for those seeking support as well as improved budget savings. 

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Safeguarding adults protocol for preventing pressure ulcers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults has published a new safeguarding adults protocol for preventing pressure ulcers.

This guidance has been created with the aim of assisting practitioners and managers across health and care organisations to provide caring, speedy and appropriate responses to individuals at risk of developing pressure ulcers. Prevention of pressure ulcers is not only ideal but, in most cases, perfectly possible. Taking a proactive approach will reduce harm to individuals and secure efficiencies to the wider health and social care system.

For social care practitioners and social workers, their close involvement in the lives of families and individuals makes them well placed to identify risk.

In a guest blog for the Social Care News,  Lyn said: “Pressure ulcers are truly dreadful for those who experience them – and distressing too for their families, friends and carers. The damage cannot be over-stated and they continue to be a major challenge for health and care practitioners across sectors. Some localities have done amazing work to reduce or eliminate pressure ulcers in hospital and care home settings – I sincerely applaud this. I’m sure you’ll agree these demonstrations of best practice need to be replicated across the country – particularly in community and home-based settings.

Most pressure ulcers are, in fact, preventable. But to prevent them we need to ensure that all health and care professionals (including social workers) involved in the planning, commissioning and delivering of health and social care can spot the risks and take appropriate speedy action. As social workers, we are professionally and empathically attuned to the physical and psychological state of those we seek to help. This protocol, though, is relevant to all health and care professionals working with adults. Please use it and together we can deliver timely, preventative and dignified care to those who need it most.”

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Employer Spotlight: Social Link Recruitment – Social Work & Care

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Social Link Recruitment is a forward thinking, dynamic social care recruitment agency making a difference. We link quality candidates to clients, by building strong and professional relationships with our core focus being that of the end user – people in need.

With this focus being at the heart of our principles, we aim to deliver high standards of care to the end user, placing in both Adult and Children Services at all levels. We have a winning formula and business model to ensure we meet the needs of our clients, candidates and end-users. We build and foster strong, professional relationships with our candidates and key decision makers through transparency, best job match and an unwavering attention to detail.  With this in mind, we aim to ensure the following:

Satisfied Employers

Through transparency, ethical practices to the highest standards and unrivalled industry experience, our dedicated team will ensure that the right candidate is placed with the right client, reducing the level of continuous staff turnover to provide the best service to the end-user – people in need.  In a dynamic and ever changing environment, our flexibility around hours of work affords candidates and clients alike the convenience to communicate with us at a time that suits them best.

Fulfilled Candidates

With our specialist and in-depth market knowledge, we are able to provide our candidates with rewarding opportunities in the contract, temporary, project-based and permanent markets.

Quality Care

We firmly believe that if those we build relationships with are infused with the same passion and concern for the protection and care of people in need as us, all parties will benefit.

No matter where you are in your social work career, Social Link Recruitment are here to help you. Whether it be a locum, permanent or project-based position that you are looking for, we are available to provide you with advice and guidance from the beginning of your job search with us, to the securing of your placement and support thereafter.

The positive recognition of our Company values, ethos and operational standards are further bolstered, by our affiliation with APSCo, the leading trade and staffing association body within the Recruitment industry.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1043″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Featured Jobs:

Qualified Social Worker | Child Protection | Cardiff

Qualified Social Worker | Safeguarding Adults | Derby

Qualified Social Worker | MASH | Northamptonshire

Social Link Recruitment recruits UK wide, at the following levels:

  • Newly Qualified Social Worker
  • Qualified Social Worker
  • Senior Practitioner
  • Practice Manager
  • Team Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Head of Service
  • Approved Mental Health Practitioners
  • Independent Reviewing Officer
  • Best Interest Assessor
  • Housing Officers
  • Housing Managers
  • Administrators

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For more information on Social Link Recruitment, or to contact one of their consultants to discuss suitable vacancies,

please see the following contact details below:

www.social-linkrecruitment.com

01268 269 000

enquiries@social-linkrecruitment.com

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Rise in social workers taking ‘sick leave’

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A BBC Freedom of Information request has found a rise in the number of social workers taking long-term ‘sick leave’ due to emotional well-being and mental health issues. They found the number of social workers taking time off work for at least a month rose from 1,537 in 2012-13 to 1,911 in 2016-17, in 135 UK councils.

A British Association of Social Workers (BASW) study suggested more than half of workers are thinking about quitting. The association questioned 1,268 social workers and of those who were considering their positions, the main reasons given were poor employment conditions; particularly high caseloads, poor management and long hours.

Unbearable pressure

Ruth Allen, chief executive of the British Association of Social Workers, said: “This rise in people taking leave for mental health problems is a concern but isn’t really a surprise.

“Social workers often tell us of poor working conditions and our recent joint study with the Bath Spa University and the Social Workers Union showed over half of social workers have thoughts of leaving their role within 18 months due to poor employment conditions, particularly high caseloads, poor management and working very long hours – a combination the study indicates is leading to burnout.

“A healthy, productive public sector cannot be maintained if the workforce has a turnover over rate of 30% as is the case in some social services departments.”

Barbara Keeley, Labour’s shadow cabinet minister for mental health and social care, said: “Cuts to adult social care budgets are set to reach £6.3bn by March this year while the funding gap for children’s social care is expected to reach £2bn by 2020. This is putting unbearable pressure on social workers, who are left administering those cuts to care packages.”

A government spokesperson said: “We know social workers work incredibly hard to support both adults and children in need and we take their welfare very seriously. “Employers need to do more to protect their staff’s mental health at work which is why we are encouraging organisations to promote awareness of wellbeing.”

Not a surprise

For some social work practitioners, such figures will not come as a surprise. There has been an increased use of ‘sick leave’ for a number of years to deal with the emotional challenges and lack of appropriate support that social workers face in some areas on a daily basis.

Not all ‘doom and gloom’

However, it is not all ‘doom and gloom’; as a profession, there a number of excellent social work projects, employers and services. For example, we recently reported how nine local authorities were changing adult social care by developing community-led social work practice. The results thus far indicate improved staff morale, quicker response time for those seeking support as well as improved budget savings. 

In recent years we have also seen a significant increase in the number of support groups for social workers ranging from ASYEs to experienced practitioners that recognise, promote and focus on the need for self-care and a healthier work-life balance. We have seen how the development of new technology can help (note: not replace) the work we do as well as an increased investment from local authorities and agencies in their learning and development programmes.

As such, the future can be bright for social work. However, we must first address and support those social workers at crisis point. We must give them an active voice in the decision making process and equip them with the right skills and tools so as they can feel confident in supporting those assessed as need. Because, if you look after your staff, they’ll look after your ‘customer’…

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Search, find and apply to social worker job vacancies today

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]See this weeks featured social worker job vacancies. With over 50 employers using our CV Library and Jobs Board, search, find and apply today. Vacancies ranging from support workers, social workers, managers and head of service from across the UK.

Featured Jobs

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Childrens Social Worker – London

Children’s Social Worker – London

Adult Social Worker – Various Teams – Across UK

Adult Social Worker – Various Teams – Gloucester

Adult Social Worker – London

Children’s Social Worker – Norwich

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Qualified Social Worker | Child Protection  – Cardiff

Qualified Social Worker | Safeguarding Adults – Derby

Qualified Social Worker | MASH – Northamptonshire

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Qualified Social Worker – London

Qualified Social Worker – London

Qualified Social Worker – London

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Social Worker LAC Team – Totnes

Social Worker Adults LD – Ivybridge

Qualified Social Worker – Adults MASH Team – Birmingham

Social Worker Adults – East Devon

Supervising Social Worker – Leeds

Childrens Social Worker – Manchester

Adult Social Worker – Leicester

Team Manager REFERRAL AND ASSESSMENT TEAM – Bromley

 

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Adult Social Care Practitioner Support and Guidance

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With 2018 around the corner, we have compiled a list of our most downloaded Social Care news and resource items this year. We wish you all a very happy New Year and look forward to providing you with the latest Social Care news, training, resources and jobs in 2018!

The below is free to download and is an excellent ‘starter pack’ for any Adult Social Care Practitioner. It is relevant to all professionals currently working in the Adult Social Care Sector. Although not exhaustive, this can range from Care Homes, Domiciliary Care, Safeguarding Adults Teams and Mental Health Teams.

Social Care Practitioner Support & Guidance ‘starter pack’ includes

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Safeguarding adults is everyone’s responsibility

“Adults have the right to live life free from harm and abuse and with dignity and respect. It is important that all agencies who work with adults who may be at risk from abuse are involved in the prevention of abuse.

Adults at Risk

Section 42 of the Care Act 2014 defines an adult at risk as an adult who:

– Has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and;
– Is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; and
– As a result of those needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect.

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The fund gives employers the opportunity to claim money towards the costs of employees completing adult social care qualifications, units, apprenticeships and learning programmes between 1 January 2017 and 31 March 2018.

Retention and Care Professional Staff Development

With around 84,000 job vacancies in our sector at any one time, recruitment, retention and Care Professional development remains one of the most important and growing challenges for adult social care employers. (Source: Skills for Care). But we can help! Join our Networking Partnership or contact us today to find out more.

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E-Bulletin Sponsor

Create Care Training Ltd

Create Care Training Limited, referred to in this plan as CCTL has been established since October 2014 and is registered with Companies House. CCTL aims to provide a quality service of training to individuals who work in the Health and Social Care sector, whilst promoting clear carer pathways which could lead into higher education programmes and career progressions.

Vision Statement

Our promise is to deliver safe, high-quality training services to companies who provide care and support to others.

Mission Statement

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A business defining year for One Stop Social

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Well, what a year! 2017 has been a business defining watershed year for One Stop Social. We have now built a very strong following. That’s because we’re run by social work and care professionals with more than 30 years’ frontline experience. Our engagement has been excellent as professionals visiting our website can book onto the latest training, events, refer to specialist services, access resources and find jobs…ALL IN ONE PLACE!

Our practitioners have featured in social work books for best practice and completed guides and resources for our website. We’ve become a very trusted and niche website and we’re passionate about providing a quality based service.

Some milestones:

In February, we uploaded our new and improved website, courtesy of a Start-Up Government loan.  In May we secured our first investor. This has been hugely successful, offering us support and business development; allowing us to focus on our priority, which is to continue to support and develop resources content for front-line professionals.

Since March, we organised and facilitated a number of training events, on behalf of our training partners. In all, we had over 600 attend six sessions. In November, we integrated our Jobs Board with Broadbean for multi-job postings. We have also secured integration with Logic Mellon. We now also have a CV Library, which allows candidates to upload their CV for free. We have over 50 employers accessing this currently.

Statistics:

Our website analytics have increased dramatically, growing website traffic by 988% in the last 12 months.  We now get up to 1000 unique visitors on our website each date. Averaging just under 3 pages and 2 minutes and 45 seconds per session. We also have 16,000 registered to our weekly E-Bulletins.

Social Media:

We are now admins/have created over 8 Facebook groups, specific to social work and social care. Totalling to over 15,000 followers. Our engagement and website resources have proved a huge hit from students to experienced practitioners. We did this by investing in the quality of content we share.

So, to the future… What will 2018 hold?

Whilst 2017 proved to be our watershed year, 2018 is already turning out to be another very busy one. To name but a few:

  • We have already secured work assisting a Local Authority to help their social work development.
  • We have co-ordinated mandatory training for a number of agencies, councils and front-line social work/care services throughout the year.
  • Working in partnership with national government to support and recruit social workers
  • Secured attendance to all major national social work and care events.
  • Daily growth of our jobs board and CV Library.
  • And a number of press releases…

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