Social Work Tip | Making the most of your student social work placement

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As an experienced Social Worker and Practice Educator, I have recently been approached by a number of Student Social Workers all seeking some form of advice and guidance relating to their Social Work Placements. Whether first or final year placements, there is often confusion in relation to what Students should be undertaking and in what setting/sector. Ambiguous phrases such as the need to complete ‘statutory work’ from universities can lead to a misrepresentation of the PCF requirements. This can create considerable and unwarranted anxiety.

What makes a good placement?

It is right that Social Work Placements are an essential part of any budding Social Worker. A good placement is about demonstrating your ability. It should give you the opportunity to link theory, legislation, policies and guidance developed during the academic stages to front-line work. Placements should be about bridging learning with real life front-line experiences. This promotes the development of critical reflection, thinking and analysis. It is about developing your core values, ethics and skills – the key foundations of any good Social Worker.

Charity, Third Sector & Private Organisations Vs Local Authority

Throughout my career, there has always been a misconception of the need for Student Social Workers to have at least one placement within a Local Authority (LA). This thinking has come about because of the need to demonstrate their ability to undertake and complete ‘statutory work’.

Now yes, this may vary dependent on which University you go to. However, true Social Work, by its very nature, is ‘statutory work’ no matter what sector or setting you are in. My advice here is don’t get lost in the thought of choosing whether you should go to a Charity, Third Sector or Private Organisation as opposed to a LA. Instead, you must review what core elements of work you will be required to undertake and how these can be met against the PCF (whether first or final placement). For example, ‘Statutory work’ can take many forms. You can contribute to a Section 47 Enquiry (Children’s Act 1989) by co-working with the LA Initial Assessments Team. Likewise, you can co-work with Adult Social Care in the completion of an assessment to identify support for vulnerable adults (section 9 of the Care Act 2014). Even when you are not directly involved with the LA. So, have confidence in your ability to challenge, co-work with external services and use this experience as evidence of how you can and have completed ‘statutory work’.

Identify what support you will receive – including access to qualified Social Workers

You should confirm with the University and identified placement how many qualified Social Workers will be present and available to help offer you support, guidance and development throughout placement. If you have access to an off-site Practice Educator, make sure you are seen minimum of once a fortnight (for at least two hours).

Remember, some LA Services are voluntary and likewise, some Charity, Third Sector and Private Organisations will have access to no qualified Social Workers. Do not lose sight to the fact that placements are about developing good solid Social Work foundations, no matter where you are placed. This can only be achieved if you are supported appropriately. As I say to my Student Social Workers, the most important element is to evidence what you are doing/developed against the PCF requirements.

What to look out for: If you have been identified a placement within a Charity, Third Sector or Private Organisation, ask for and research their core business. This can take the form of a mission statement. E.g. Age UK (Wigan Borough) are active members of the Homelessness Forum. As such, they support housing and care options and are key members in addressing homelessness within their locality. They co-work with LA and support those in undertaking core LA business. Age UK are a registered Charity.

LA experience does not automatically mean it will look better on you CV

There is a common belief that having a LA placement instead of a Charity, Third Sector or Private Organisation placement will look better on your CV. For me, this is inaccurate and does other services a significant injustice. As I have detailed above, placements should be measured against the quality of work undertaken and not in how their business is registered. For example, my first placement was with an Adult’s Disability Service. Now, I went into Social Work to work primarily with young people who offend. However, I saw this placement as an essential learning opportunity for me and I believe it is the reason as to why one of my key strengths in Social Work is communication skills.

What to look out for: During the Practice Learning Agreement, use the PCF to actively discuss what opportunities and core tasks you will undertake. Identify that it will be essential for you to co-work with experienced staff/Social Workers. You can use the PCF to help write your CV following completion of placement.

Demonstrate your transferable skills

As part of my management role in Children’s Services and Youth Offending, I have been involved in the recruitment and retention of a number of Social Workers. In this time, I have conducted countless interviews – ranging from newly qualified to experienced Practitioners.

For me, a Social Work Interviewer should be able to identify transferable skills in a practitioner. They should not just base their decisions solely on previous placement(s)/work experience. For example, some of the best Social Workers I have interviewed and subsequently employed were those that had no relevant front-line experience in the team/role they were applying for. What they were able to do was demonstrate their core transferable skills and how this could be applied to their new role. 

The makeup for any successful team no matter whether you are working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, is in the awareness and understanding that you need a mixture of skill sets. Therefore, when you are completing applications and interviews, you should highlight the skills you have gained/achieved on placement and what transferable skills you can bring to a team. Remember, there is nothing wrong in identifying how you believe, with your skill set, you can improve/strengthen a team.

I hope this has offered some insight into how you should make the most of your placements. I also hope that I have busted a few myths about Social Work Placements. If you would like any further information or advice, please feel free to contact us. 

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Support work is a vocation and deserving of recognition

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Is support work a vocation?

For over 13 months we have met and have had dialog with a significant number of social care providers (both adults and children and young people services). This list, although not exhaustive, includes:

  • Children’s Homes
  • Care Homes
  • Domiciliary Care Providers
  • Mental Health Teams
  • Nursing Homes
  • Local Authority Services.

So, what do all these services have in common?  Answer: They all struggle to recruit and retain support workers. Recently, Skills for Care reported that there are around 84,000 job vacancies at any one time and in April reports suggested that over 900 people were leaving  the social care sector everyday. As such, one thing is clear: the recruitment, retention and development of support workers remains one of the most important and growing challenges for the social care sector.

So, why is this the case? 

Most support workers report that their is limited support for them in terms of pay, with most feeling that the work they are required to perform is not commensurate to the wages they receive.  However, for most, people don’t enter this profession for monetary rewards. The biggest issue (or concern) is that most support workers feel like ‘second class’ employees. This disempowering narrative has been further amplified by the view that support work is not seen as a vocation.

The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘vocation’ as:

1 A strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation.

1.1 A person’s employment or main occupation, especially regarded as worthy and requiring dedication.

1.2 A trade or profession.

A (well known) care magazine highlighted recently the growing need for support workers to be well trained, so that they can appropriately safeguard and work with those assessed as in need. Yet, within the same article asserted that support work was ‘low skilled’ and not a vocation. Herein lies the problem. This conflicting rhetoric only serves to disempower the role of support workers, which in turn, decreases the value of the work and ultimately making it an unattractive employment or career option.

So, if we are ever going to address the huge recruitment crisis facing the social care sector, we must first look at how we recruit, retain and view support work. How can we do this? Simple… view the role as a vocation, which requires specialist training and highlight it’s value and role within the social care sector. Because if you invest in your employees, they will invest their time, effort and commitment to providing an excellent service for those in need.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Search for a social care job today with One Stop Social

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Search for a social care job today. Please see this weeks featured social work jobs and care professional jobs from across the UK. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us to see how we can help!

Vacancies ranging from:

  •  Hospital Discharge.
  • Family Court Advisor.
  • Adults Social Worker.
  • Children & Young People Social Worker (CIN, CP & CLA).
  • Team Managers.
  • Care Professionals – Home Manager.
  • Residential Children’s Support Worker.
  • Support Workers
  • Family Support Coordinator.

Missed last week? Click here to see last weeks featured jobs.

Recruiters & Employers…

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Social Work Jobs & Care Professional Jobs Board | 15th August 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Please see this weeks featured social work jobs and care professional jobs from across the UK. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us to see how we can help!

Vacancies ranging from:

  •  Adults Social Worker.
  • Children & Young People Social Worker (CIN, CP & CLA).
  • Team Managers.
  • Care Professionals – Home Manager.
  • Residential Children’s Support Worker.
  • Support Workers
  • Family Support Coordinator.

News

We are happy to announce that version two of our website will be live within a few weeks (we’re now testing the Beta Version).

What’s New?

By popular demand, we have created a CV Library. This will be free for Social Workers or Care Professionals looking for work to set up. You will be able to upload your CV (for free) so that employers can contact you directly. As ever, we will continue to offer free support in relation to CV and application form writing. To access this or if you would like further information, please email us today :).

Recruiters & Employers… How do I get access to this? 

If you are a recruiter or employer and would like access to our CV Library, please contact us for further details.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]IDEM Living are looking to recruit a Registered Manager for one of our Children’s Homes in Axminster, Devon. [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Registered Manager Children’s Homes | Devon” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D1000%26title%3DRegistered%2520Manager%2520Children%5C%2527s%2520Homes||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_column_text]Eden Brown Synergy are seeking the following suitably qualified social workers. [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Social Worker | Referral and Assessment | Blackburn” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D978%26title%3DSocial%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Referral%2520and%2520Assessment%2520%7C%2520Blackburn||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Qualified Social Worker | Hospital Team | Birmingham” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D976%26title%3DQualified%2520Social%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Hospital%2520Team%2520%7C%2520Birmingham||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Qualified Social Worker | Backlog Project | Dudley” color=”warning” align=”center”][vc_btn title=”Adult Social Worker | Liverpool Neighbourhood Team | Liverpool” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D973%26title%3DAdult%2520Social%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Liverpool%2520Neighbourhood%2520Team%2520%7C%2520Liverpool||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Worker | Court and Locality Teams | Manchester” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D979%26title%3DSocial%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Court%2520and%2520Locality%2520Teams%2520%7C%2520Manchester||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Worker Care Co-ordinator | Home Based Treatment | Manchester” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D956%26title%3DSocial%2520Worker%2520Care%2520Co-ordinator%2520%7C%2520Home%2520Based%2520Treatment%2520%7C%2520Manchester||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Worker | Care Co-ordinator – CMHT” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D955%26title%3DSocial%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Care%2520Co-ordinator%2520-%2520CMHT||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Adoption Social Worker | Oldham” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D977%26title%3DAdoption%2520Social%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Oldham||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Qualified Social Worker | Hospital Team | Oxfordshire” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D974%26title%3DQualified%2520Social%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Hospital%2520Team%2520%7C%2520Oxfordshire||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Adults Social Worker | Intermediate Care | Shrewsbury” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D972%26title%3DAdults%2520Social%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Intermediate%2520Care%2520%7C%2520Shrewsbury||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Adoption Social Worker | Trafford” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D980%26title%3DAdoption%2520Social%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Trafford||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Search all job vacancies…” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2F||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Social Work & Care Professionals E-Newsletter | 9th August 2017

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Why?

To put it simply, we want to avoid ‘cluttering’ your inbox. As practitioners we understand the wealth of emails you receive every day. As such, we want to be used as a resource that supports professionals develop and in their service delivery.  However, you can still visit our website and social media pages for daily updates, including practitioner support and guidance.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Download Newsletter | 9th August 2017″ color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmailchi.mp%2Fonestopsocial%2Fsocial-work-care-professionals-jobs-resources-events-training-e-newsletter-9th-august-336079||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_column_text]One Stop Social Support: Online Support Facility Now Live. Find out more about what this means and how we can help you. [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Find out more…” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fone-stop-social-support-online-support-facility-now-live%2F||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_column_text]Sponsors

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One Stop Social Support: Online Support Facility Now Live

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By popular demand, we have now set up a live online support facility, which will be run and operated by One Stop Social’s Support Team. So, if you have any questions relating to Social Work or Social Care, please feel free to ask away. This can range from support regarding services available to you, upcoming and relevant training, courses and event or help finding the right job.

The live online chat facility can be found on the bottom right of the page. We will endeavour to respond straight away, but on occasions this may take slightly longer (24 hours). You can also contact us via the general enquiries tap. Find out more about our services by clicking here. 

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Jobs Board E-Newsletter | Social Care Jobs | One Stop Social

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Please see below this week’s list of featured Social Care Jobs with the following based across the UK.

Vacancies ranging from:

  •  Adults Social Worker
  • Children & Young People Social Worker (CIN, CP & CLA)
  • Team Managers
  • Care Professionals
  • Support Workers
  • Family Support Coordinator.

Don’t forget, we continue to offer free support in relation to CV and application form writing. To access this, email us today.

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Featured Jobs

[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Family Support Coordinator | Home-Start Manchester North” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D772%26title%3DFamily%2520Support%2520Coordinator%2520%7C%2520Home-Start%2520Manchester%2520North%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Worker | Special Guardianship Team | Lancashire” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D812%26title%3DSocial%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Special%2520Guardianship%2520Team%2520%7C%2520Lancashire%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Supervising Social Worker | Fostering & Adoption | Merseyside” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D818%26title%3DSupervising%2520Social%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Fostering%2520%26%2520Adoption%2520%7C%2520Merseyside%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Qualified Social Worker | MASH | South East London” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D836%26title%3DQualified%2520Social%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520MASH%2520%7C%2520South%2520East%2520London%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Qualified Senior Practitioner | Social Work | Children in Care | Kent” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D835%26title%3DQualified%2520Senior%2520Practitioner%2520%7C%2520Social%2520Work%2520%7C%2520Children%2520in%2520Care%2520%7C%2520Kent%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Worker | Pre Birth Assessment Team | South London” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D821%26title%3DSocial%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Pre%2520Birth%2520Assessment%2520Team%2520%7C%2520South%2520London%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”AMHP Social Worker | Mental Health Team | South East London” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D823%26title%3DAMHP%2520Social%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Mental%2520Health%2520Team%2520%7C%2520South%2520East%2520London%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Worker | Child Protection | Surrey – Permanent” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D825%26title%3DSocial%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Child%2520Protection%2520%7C%2520Surrey%2520-%2520Permanent%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Team Manager | Referral & Assessment | South East – Permanent” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D829%26title%3DTeam%2520Manager%2520%7C%2520Referral%2520%26%2520Assessment%2520%7C%2520South%2520East%2520-%2520Permanent%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Qualified Social Worker | Children’s Safeguarding | Gloucestershire” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D833%26title%3DQualified%2520Social%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Childrens%2520Safeguarding%2520%2520%7C%2520Gloucestershire%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”SEE FULL LIST OF JOB VACANCIES” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2F||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_column_text]

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Recruiting graduates: Developing future leaders in health and social care | Skills for Care

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Recruiting graduates? Last week Skills for Care launched a new Graduate Management Programme that fast-tracks graduates towards leadership roles, based on strategic frontline experience offered by their hosts. 

The Graduate Management Programme will be for one year and will commence in January 2018. Applications are now open from health and social care organisations interested in hosting one of their talented graduates, as a management trainee.

About the programme

It has been developed in partnership between Skills for Care and the NHS Leadership Academy. The new Graduate Management Programme will fast-track graduates towards leadership roles within innovative health and social care settings. For the first time, it also includes a secondment with NHS partners, which provides an important opportunity to consider the interface between health and social care.

Skills for Care are seeking forward-thinking employers that can provide practical experience of organisational strategy and managing change and committed to developing leadership capabilities at all levels.

The programme provides organisations with instant access to a talented pipeline of graduate management trainees who demonstrate the caring values and professional integrity. They provide a valuable and, often much needed, resource to support organisations in meeting its strategic priorities, implementing strategies for improvement and making a real difference to the people that require support.

If you would like to host one of Skills for Care graduate management trainees, and have what it takes to provide the right opportunities, they would like to hear from you.

Apply today by following the link below.
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CAN Training Provider Joins One Stop Social!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]CAN Training Provider Joins One Stop Social. They provide a range of training, which includes from off-the-shelf courses to bespoke, made-to-measure training days. From single qualifications to managing the training needs of large organisations. From simple advice to complex project management and problem solving.

CAN training has a dedicated team of the highest quality assessors, trainers and consultants, who use their many years of hands-on experience and their wide range of skills and knowledge to support our clients throughout the UK and help them develop great workers, great teams and great organisations.

Can training, based in Crewe, were formed in 2012 by Directors Ann Gaffney and Colin Imrie, CAN training now offers a wider range of services to a wider range of workers and organisations.  Their comprehensive range of services are now available to children’s residential care workers, fostering services, early years settings, as well as organisations working with young people (including education support workers, sport and active leisure workers).

They deliver diploma qualifications across the UK, teaming face to face assessor visits with flexible distance learning approach to achieve the most effective outcomes. Their extensive list of onsite training courses are also delivered face to face at chosen venues and a full program of E-learning training courses are available online to fulfil for all your training needs.

Whether you need just one qualification or your full annual training calendar organizing, CAN training can help!

We will be adding their training and courses within the coming weeks.

Call CAN training today on 0800 1777 733

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Social Care Jobs Board E-Newsletter | One Stop Social

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Please see below this week’s list of featured Social Care Jobs with the following Teams, all based across the UK. They include:

  • Adoption Team
  • Court Team
  • Child Protection
  • Fostering & Adoption Team
  • Hospital Discharge
  • Looked after Children Team
  • MASH Team
  • Mental Health Team
  • Pre Birth Assessment Team
  • Special Guardianship Team
  • Safeguarding Adults Team

Vacancies ranging from Adults and Children, Young People Social Workers, Team Managers, Care Professionals and Support Workers across the UK. Don’t forget, if you’re looking for a job, simply email us your CV and we’ll assist you in Jobs Matching. We also offer free support in relation to CV and application form writing. To access this, email us today.

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Featured Social Care Jobs

[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Family Support Coordinator | Home-Start Manchester North” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D772%26title%3DFamily%2520Support%2520Coordinator%2520%7C%2520Home-Start%2520Manchester%2520North||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Worker | Special Guardianship Team | Lancashire” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D812%26title%3DSocial%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Special%2520Guardianship%2520Team%2520%7C%2520Lancashire%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Worker | Children In Need | Lancashire” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D811%26title%3DSocial%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Children%2520In%2520Need%2520%7C%2520Lancashire%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Worker | Child Protection | Greater Manchester” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D813%26title%3DSocial%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Child%2520Protection%2520%7C%2520Greater%2520Manchester%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Worker | Child Protection | Wirral” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D814%26title%3DSocial%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Child%2520Protection%2520%7C%2520Wirral%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Worker | Looked after Children | Cheshire West” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D815%26title%3DSocial%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Looked%2520after%2520Children%2520%7C%2520Cheshire%2520West%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Worker | Child Protection | Gainsborough” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D816%26title%3DSocial%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Child%2520Protection%2520%7C%2520Gainsborough%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Worker | Child Protection | Sunderland” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D817%26title%3DSocial%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Child%2520Protection%2520%7C%2520Sunderland%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Supervising Social Worker | Fostering & Adoption | Merseyside” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D818%26title%3DSupervising%2520Social%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Fostering%2520%26%2520Adoption%2520%7C%2520Merseyside%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Team Manager | Children and Families Safeguarding | Cambridgeshire” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D819%26title%3DTeam%2520Manager%2520%7C%2520Children%2520and%2520Families%2520Safeguarding%2520%7C%2520Cambridgeshire%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Worker | Safeguarding | North East” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2Fjobs-card%2F%3FdID%3D820%26title%3DSocial%2520Worker%2520%7C%2520Safeguarding%2520%7C%2520North%2520East%20||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_column_text]This E-Newsletter has been sponsored by Eden Brown Synergy. They offer excellent support, training for CPD and understand the need to invest in external specialists to assist and support Social Workers and Care Professionals.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]