Social Work Application Forms | What you need to know

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Make it easy for the short-Lister

Notice what the organisation or service is asking for within the essential and desirable job description. You will often have clues that you can use, such as using the headings:

  • Relevant experience
  • Achievements
  • Relevant competencies from the person specification
  • Essential experiences
  • Skills

Analyse the person specification and BE CLEAR

“Go through the job and worker descriptions and extract the key criteria they are looking for. When filling in the application form, place each criterion as a heading and use examples from practice to demonstrate how you have met those criteria. It may seem simplistic but if you are explicit that you are suitable for the job role, then an interview is guaranteed.” Source: Guardian.

General Competency questions in Application Forms 

  • Describe a situation when you lead a team/worked in a team
  • Give an example of a time when you dealt with confrontation
  • Describe a situation when you influenced or motivated others
  • Describe a situation when you used initiative
  • Give an example of when you solved a problem
  • Give an example of how you have applied knowledge of legislation in a social work setting.
  • How you would you seek to promote independence for service users
  • Give an example of a time when you acted in an anti-oppressive way.
  • What factors do you consider when making an assessment?
  • What factors do you consider when assessing risk?

If you are completing several application forms at once, as is often the case, you can use the above headings to create a ‘bulk answer’ crib sheet. This will help you evidence your work consistently whilst also reducing chances of you becoming complacent.

Use the STAR approach to help evidence examples

  • S – SITUATION – When, where, with whom (contextualise)
  • T – TASK – Describe the situation or task you want to offer as evidence
  • A – ACTION – What did you do? What was your contribution?  How did you make things happen?
  • R – RESULT – What was the result/outcome? (preferably positive) What did you learn?

Using the above formula will assist in offering structure to your answers, whilst also keeping them SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic & Timely. Be concise and to the point. Have a go: Pick a question and share a STAR example

Personal Statement strategies

Completing the personal statements/specifications section is by far the most difficult task to undertake in any application form. As such, develop strategies to help guide you through this processes. For example:

  • First sentence -make a short STATEMENT summarising how you meet the individual specification from job details.
  • Then provide an EXAMPLE of the claim you have just made.
  • Final sentence – show REFLECTION on the above – what you realise.

Example – Specification requirement – about commitment to promoting Equal Opportunities:

‘I have always tried to ensure in my personal and work life that I am sensitive to and inclusive of the cultures and circumstances of other people. In 2006, I worked as a mentor/facilitator to a group of students on the Aim Higher project to encourage pupils from non-traditional backgrounds to consider university. I designed projects and activities that recognised and focused on the diverse experience within the group to ensure participation. The programme was successful for the pupils and a rewarding learning experience for me. The experience showed me that working together with mutual respect is more productive and rewarding.’

We hope this has offered you with some useful guidance in relation to application form completion. Please feel free to download or save a copy of this. The above information has been used and delivered to Social Work Students, Social Workers and Return Social Workers as well as Care Professionals so as to help increase employment opportunities.[/text][callout type=”style_one” delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=”” title=”We have also completed the following guidance” message=”Further resources to help you land that perfect job” title_color=”” text_color=”” bg_image=”” href=”” id=”” class=”” style=””][button text=”10 Steps from Job Application to Job Interview” type=”” color_class=”” lightbox=”” delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=”” href=”https://www.onestopsocial.co.uk/10-steps-from-job-application-to-job-interview-one-stop-social/” title=”” popup_content=”” id=”” class=”” style=””][clear by=”10px” id=”” class=””][button text=”Social Work Interview Questions: What you need to know” type=”” color_class=”” lightbox=”” delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=”” href=”https://www.onestopsocial.co.uk/social-work-interview-questions-need-know/” title=”” popup_content=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” tutorials=””][/callout][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Medway Council: Serving You | Children Social Work Vacancies

Social Personnel and Parker Rose Group are working exclusively in partnership with Medway Council to fulfil permanent Children’s Social Worker vacancies.

Medway, located in the Garden of England has a huge amount to offer its staff.

It has a well defined career progression scheme, fast tracking your career and supporting your ambitions. They also have Competitive salaries and a high levels of staff satisfaction – particularly in regards to support – with a progressive learning culture and exceptional benefits, which include:

  • A choice of lease car or essential user allowance of up to £1,239.
  • Generous Annual Leave.
  • Options for sabbatical.
  • Rail Season ticket loan up to £2,000 interest free.
  • Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Agile working – all staff are provided with a mobile phone and a Microsoft Surface Pro.
  • Dedicated administrative support for each social work pod, enabling and encouraging you to spent more time in direct contact with children and families.
  • Sports and Social Club.

 

If you want to work in a fast paced, but supportive and nurturing environment then why not consider Medway. For more information or to discuss the opportunity in more detail contact: 02039088398 or email your CV to: perm@socialpersonnel.com and one of our experienced recruiters will be happy to talk you through it.

How to secure a new social work position in 2019

A career in social work can be very rewarding yet challenging at times. Tough decisions must be made under pressure and sometimes the media attention can be high profile and negative when things go seriously wrong. Having said that, social workers do a hugely valuable job in supporting individuals and their families through difficult times to ensure that vulnerable children and adults are safeguarded from harm. The role is truly vocational; it is one that helps to improve outcomes in people’s lives.

The skills of a qualified social worker are varied; you should be able to clearly demonstrate the ability to build working relationships with service users and professionals, possess excellent communication and listening skills, and finally the ability to problem solve and use professional judgement to make difficult decisions that might not always be well received by those you are trying to help.

The need for excellent practitioners in social work is even more important and in the New Year, we often see a large increase in the number of roles available for both qualified children and adult social workers. So, if you’re planning to look for a new job this New Year here are some tips to help you get started:

Ensure your CV is up to date and well presented

Your CV should be up to date with your experience,
training and accurate dates of your previous employment. Remember that your CV
is the first thing an employer sees so it is crucial to ensure there are no
spelling or grammar errors and that any gaps in your employment history are
explained.

Employers and recruiters will want to know that you have the mandatory qualifications needed for the job. Whether you’ve completed an approved degree in social work, have a degree in another subject and have completed a postgraduate social work qualification or undergone additional training during your social work career, don’t forget to include all your relevant education.

Prepare for your interview

Most social work interviews are carried out by a panel. The interview is
likely to include tests in a range of formats, including practical and written
tests, in-tray exercises and traditional questions and answers. Additionally,
some councils will undertake a full assessment or recruitment day too. For more
senior roles, there will be a two-stage interview process; stage one will be with HR and hiring
managers and stage two is often a presentation and panel discussion with other
managers.

Before your
interview, research the organisation or council in detail and check their
website to familiarise yourself with things such as their ethos, staff
structure and recent news or developments. Whatever the role you are
interviewing for, make sure you have read the most recent and relevant
inspection reports and are prepared to answer questions about why you want to
work for the particular council or borough. Your preparation will show your
commitment to the role as well as organisational skills. You should also
prepare a few questions to ask your interviewer about the role and working
environment.

Here are some example questions to help you prepare:

Think about the questions you are likely to be asked and prepare responses with clear examples of your work or situations you have experienced as they relate to the questions. Don’t be afraid to make your answers true to yourself and don’t be afraid to make it personal. For example, if you are asked, what made you go into social work, if it was because of a personal experience of someone in care inspiring you, don’t be afraid tell this to your interviewer!

Take
some time now to prepare your ideas and thoughts on common social work topics
which are appearing in interview questions including:

  • Assessment techniques
  • Managing your workload
  • Ensuring safeguarding
  • Experience of promoting diversity
  • Experience of supervision
  • Current legislation on your area of specialism, i.e., Mental Health, Child Protection

Framing
your answers to reflect your capabilities in work

You
should now be prepared with some answers on the technical side of social work
but increasingly employers are assessing your capabilities as a qualified
social worker. Employers want to be confident you can take on all aspects of
the job and the key capabilities which come up in interviews include:

  • Skills
  • Knowledge
  • Behaviours and values in social work
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership and management

So, make sure you have examples of what these capabilities mean to you and your experience in these areas. Be clear to outline an example to show these, what you did and then the impact it had on your work.

After your interview, remember to follow up with
your recruitment consultant to receive feedback from your interview, this can
help you in your search or to act upon any successful news to secure your new
role.

For further information on Hays Social Care please visit: www.hays.co.uk/socialcare

Contributed by Roop Bhumbra, Director at Hays Social Care 

Find out more from Hays Social Care 

If you’re interested in learning more about how Hays Social Care can support your job-seeking process, come to our convention for social work and care on 24th January 2019. They’ll be running a workshop on “Working Effectively in Times of Austerity” and you’ll get to chat to their team in the exhibition too!

One Stop Social – Review of The Year 2018

2018 has
been a pivotal year for One Stop Social. We have turned the page from being a
fledgling organization, progressing to grow our core staff by 400%. 2018 has
seen One Stop Social truly become the voice of Social Work and Social Care in
the UK, as our reputation for representing the Social Work profession, as well
as providing excellent resources and training to support practitioners grows.
The following is an overview of our work and development in 2018:

Work & Care Together

In June, we held our first Social Work & Care Convention ‘Work and Care Together’, in Manchester. We had over 500 attendees, who engaged with the different training workshops and we showcased over 25 front-line services. We’re immensely proud of this first success. It went so well that we are doing it all over again, only this time in London! On Thursday 24th January 2019 we’re setting up shop in the Park Plaza Riverbank and bringing our digital hub for social work and care into the vibrant streets of London!

We are unbelievably excited about this and can’t wait for the big day. Hope to see you all there!

OSS Membership

One of our biggest developments from 2018 has got to be One Stop Social’s new membership scheme. In October, we launched our own Social Work & Care Membership, which is growing week by week and we can’t wait to see it grow more in 2019. The Membership is our way of offering support, development and showing our gratitude to social workers across the UK! We offer social workers up to 25% off of social work books, access thousands of e-journals, 90% off social work insurance packages, access to our rewards and discount portal and entry into our monthly lottery draw.

Employer Standards for Social Workers

Matt
Hughes (Director) is now involved in reviewing the employer standards for
social workers across England. This is being facilitated by the Local Government
Association (LGA) and features key partners within Social Work, including both
Chief Social Workers, Department for Education, Department for Health and
Social Care, BASW, Unison and the Open university. To have our directors
involved in such work is very exciting, and he will continue championing social
work and good practice throughout the process.

Internship Development Scheme

Our team
has been growing this year with help from our Internship Development Programme
with the University of Salford, which first began in February. From this we
have had 3 Post-Graduates who achieved 2 Merits and 1 Distinction. Our work has
also been boosted by a further cohort of undergraduate students from Salford
University who are all helping us support our sector to the best of our
abilities. Elena, our first intern, is now fully employed with us and her
energy and passion has added something extra to One Stop Social. We are all
very proud of them and we hope to continue this partnership throughout next
year.

Greater Manchester Social Work Academy (GMSWA)

In March,
we began working with the GMSWA as the external communications lead, working on
their marketing and presence, so that more social workers could learn about the
great practice being facilitated. Since then, we’ve designed and developed
their website, and discovered a drive to boosting their brand awareness within
the social work community in Greater Manchester. Working with the teaching
partnership has allowed us to further our passion for improving communications
within the sector, an area which we’ve developed further this year by working
with great organisations like Bedspace and Care Sourcer. In 2019 we hope to
develop these existing partnerships and collaborate with more services as
passionate about social work and care as we are.

Social Work Connect

In June we began working in partnership with Siobhan Maclean and Kirwin Maclean Associates in helping them set up, promote and manage social work connect website. This is a subscription only website provides users with all the functionality of the social work theory app along with lots of additional new material such as ‘lunchtime learning’, ‘theory library’, ‘Critical Reflection & Analysis’, ‘SHARE Tools’ and the ‘Envelope Activity’. This has involved working with a number of services and Local Authorities throughout England and Wales. Find out more about the fantastic website here:

Staffordshire Adult’s Social Care Learning Academy

In October,
we started working with Staffordshire County Council (Adult’s Service) in
setting up, designing and creating their Adult’s Social Care Learning Academy. This
work will continue into the new year, though we’ve already helped with their
practice education service and social work apprenticeships. It’s been great to
be working directly with the team at Staffordshire to put the systems in place
for good practice.

Social Work & Care Training

This year
we’ve been keen to make sure we’re not just a digital company and to stay
connected to front-line practice, and so we’ve worked to run high quality
training for a number of partner organisations. We work closely with Hays
Social Care, to run training events for their locum staff on a variety of
specialist areas within social work and care. We also work with established
training providers to help improve the access to training for social workers
and care professionals across the country. We know skills development is a key
part of good practice, so we want to help facilitate this as much as possible.

Social Work & Care Jobs Board & CV Library

A core part
of One Stop Social has always been to aid the recruitment process within social
work and care. We recognise it’s not easy and want to do our part, which takes
the form of a Jobs Board with up to date listings, that are rolling every 30
days. We try to make sure the job adverts on our site are all current, so that
our community of professionals can make informed decisions for their future.

Practice Educator Service

This year we’ve further developed our consortium of practice
educators in England and Wales. We have some fantastic practitioners as part of
our extended One Stop Social team, who help support good practice and train the
future generations of social workers. In 2019 we will further develop this area
of service delivery.

New Offices in Central Manchester

In
December, we moved to our new offices based in Central Manchester. Working from
the heart of Manchester has given our team a real drive and is allowing us to
do more to improve our hub.

New Director

2018 has
brought lots of changes to our team, but we remain a front-line practitioner
led service. We have been joined by new Director, Tristan Johnson, who’s a
qualified Social Worker and AMHP. He is also keen to develop the ‘By Social
Workers, for Social Workers’ ethos of One Stop Social.

“I am very
pleased to join One Stop Social and further develop Matt Hughes vision for a
central hub for social workers and care professionals. The whole team works so
hard to support the social work and social care community, so I’m really
pleased to be able to contribute. With our new membership scheme and our Work
and Care Together events, 2018 has been a year of great change and progress for
us. We want to further develop One Stop Social as ‘the voice’ for Social Work
in the UK and I know 2019 has exciting things in store for our sector.”

We are
extremely looking forward to the New Year and can’t wait to grow even more! We hope
you all had a lovely holiday and wish you a very Happy New Year from the whole
One Stop Social Team.

Helping children reach their full potential | Social Work Opportunities

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In Wandsworth we are proud of our ambition for children and young people.  We want them to reach their full potential, develop skills for life and enjoy healthy lifestyles.  We want them to be safe from harm and abuse. Above all, we want them happy and active members of our community.

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Our vision puts families first.  We have invested in our services over the past two-and-a-half years, in terms of expanding capacity and ensuring that we have the right roles, skills and focus to support children and their families at every stage of the child’s journey.

Our growing emphasis is on prevention and early intervention and we are implementing an Early Help Strategy to achieve this.  Developments include a single front door and an enhanced early help pathway to support families who do not meet the care threshold. We are strengthening our focus on early permanence and we have ensured that managers have the tools and capacity to provide supportive oversight and supervision.  It has been fast-paced journey but we are already reaping the benefits.

The resources available to families within the Borough are second to none, which means you will be empowered and able to help them make long-term positive changes. It’s with this resolve – and with our determination to do the right thing – that we’re inviting experienced Social Workers to join us.

Social work, as a profession, continues to face challenges. We are, however, creating an ambitious, creative and aspirational team who are listening to ideas, making suggestions, and acting on feedback. We really are working together to protect the Borough’s most vulnerable children. So, if you became a Social Worker to make a positive change for the lives of others, we want to hear from you.

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We know that to recruit passionate, dedicated social workers – where there’s simply more demand than the available resource – we must show our appreciation in other, more tangible ways. That’s why we have put together an attractive package for all our social workers.

In return for your skills, knowledge and experience, you will receive an appropriate starting salary and a friendly, kind, positive and supportive working culture.

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  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Manageable Caseloads

  • Social Work professional development opportunities for all staff. (You may also be able to get sponsorship for approved job-related qualifications.)

  • Regular reflective supervision

  • Annual Social Work Conference

  • Practice evaluation

  • Retention bonus of £3k every two years

  • Performance Related Salary Progression scheme paid annually

  • 31 days’ annual leave to all employees plus bank holidays

  • Relocation package for experienced social workers moving to London

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  • Underground (London only): East Putney, Clapham South, Tooting Bec and Balham underground stations (Northern Line) provide connections into both the City and the West End.

  • Overground: Good transport links at Wandsworth Town and Earlsfield, Wandsworth Common Overground station allow quick access into Victoria/Waterloo via Clapham Junction.

  • Bus routes: A wide range of bus routes serve the area.

  • Car: 10-minute drive to Chelsea, quick access to A3/M25.

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Wandsworth Council is committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Council and can improve the way we deliver services. Our diversity is our strength, and makes Wandsworth an exciting and dynamic place to live and work.

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Team Manager | Children and Families

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Assistant Team Manager | Children and Families

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Social Workers and Senior Social Workers | Children and Families

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Social Care Careers: which route could you take?

As the pace of the world increases due to advances in globalisation and technology, it is inevitable the problems we face as individuals and as a society will continue to evolve and become more complex. Our world needs dedicated, passionate and career – orientated social workers to help us with these problems.

Becoming a social worker offers you the opportunity to enter many different career paths, from direct clinical practice to administration and advocacy roles in the government and non-profit organisations. Social workers are even found in many corporate settings where they craft corporate social responsibility programs and community engagement as well as help employees with workplace challenges.

The many different routes you can take in social work are explained below:

Care Worker 

As a care worker you’ll support people with all aspects of their day to day living, including social and physical activities, personal care, mobility and meal times.

Care workers can work in a care home, in people’s own homes or in the community. Care workers who work in the community are sometimes called domiciliary carers which often involve travelling to different people’s houses.

Rehabilitation worker

Rehabilitation workers support people to live independently, often following an illness or accident, and help them access support with housing, finance, social activities and life skills such as cooking or budgeting.

The role might include:

  • Carrying out assessments within the community to identify what care and support people need
  • Working with other professionals such as social workers and occupational therapists to make sure people get the right help
  • Providing advice about how to use specialist equipment
  • Teaching people daily life skills such as making a cup of tea, or reading braille

Advocacy worker

Advocacy workers support vulnerable people to make decisions and have their voice heard when decisions are being made about their lives. Securing people’s rights, such as accessing services and ensures that people are involved in their own care and support planning.

As an advocacy worker you might support people with decisions around housing, disability living allowance, care planning, medical decisions, financial planning and hospital admissions. For example you might provide advocacy for someone with a learning disability and support them to make decisions about getting carers in their own home or living in supported living.

Child Welfare

Child welfare social workers serve some of the most vulnerable children, youths, and families. Social workers specialise in building on the strengths of families and helping them to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and youths. However, when families are unable to do this, social workers must intervene to protect the children from harm. Child welfare social workers ensure that children and youths who have experienced abuse or neglect are supported through a range of services.

Mental Health and Clinical Social Work

Clinical social workers are one of the nation’s largest groups of providers of mental health services. They provide mental health services in both urban and rural settings, where they may be the only licensed provider of mental health services available. Mental health social workers empower individuals with mental illness—and their families, carers, and communities—to lead fulfilling, independent lives. Through therapy, support, and advocacy, they enable people to manage the social factors in their lives—like relationships, housing, and employment—that allow them to get well and stay well. Building resilience in individuals, their networks, and their communities transforms people’s well-being and improves our society and economy.

Duties may include:

  • Helping clients determine their eligibility for additional support services.
  • Provide crisis management intervention.
  • Develop and implement treatment and discharge plans.
  • Write grants.
  • Assist clients in securing and maintaining safe housing and employment.
  • Help clients stay on treatment plans by arranging necessary services such as child care and transportation.

Those seeking to join this meaningful profession can start by reading our news pieces on how to get started with a career in social work – and if you haven’t already signed up for our newsletter, sign up here for latest social work and care related blogs, jobs , training events and more!

Work with York: Social workers best kept secret!

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WorkwithYork are an agency with a difference. They are owned by a Local Authority and work with equal focus on the candidate and the client.  The difference to some high street agencies is that WorkwithYork pays a dividend back to its local authority.  This means that they’re not chasing targets or commissions which can sometimes be the case with some other agencies.  Based in York city centre they work with City of York Council and other surrounding Local Authorities.

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Their candidates have some very positive things to say about them:

  • WWY has great links with City of York Council which is a fantastic Local Authority to work with.

  • WWY are great at listening to their locum staff and will work to achieve the terms which are important to the locum.

  • WWY provide secure assignments with very competitive pay rates, recognising the specialism and expertise of their social work locums.

  • WWY enable locums to accrue generous holiday entitlement and it’s easy to arrange holiday pay

  • WWY timesheets are easily accessible online as well as simple to complete and submit.

  • WWY are committed to securing ongoing work for their locums and will positively approach other partners / Local Authorities, as required, to secure the right position for the worker.

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Employer Spotlight – Eden Brown Synergy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Eden Brown Synergy have confirmed their attendance at Work and Care Together on Monday 11th June!

As one of the longest established public sector recruitment suppliers in the UK, we know they’ll bring some fantastic experience to One Stop Social’s first convention! Make sure you’ve registered for a free ticket to attend and speak with one of their specialist professionals to help you find your next role.[/vc_column_text][vc_cta h2=”Work & Care Together” txt_align=”center” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Book Now” btn_color=”warning” btn_align=”center” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.co.uk%2Fe%2Fwork-and-care-together-tickets-44223467582||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”]Book your free general admission ticket at our eventbrite page now[/vc_cta][vc_column_text]With a client base that spans social services departments as well as private, non-statutory and voluntary organisations throughout the UK, Eden Brown Synergy has a long track record of placing qualified social workers and care professionals into a range of locum and permanent roles.

Their national network of highly specialist social care consultants have developed a network of candidates and clients across the country resulting in a partnership with over 180 Local Authorities, organisations such as CAFCASS and Action for Children , as well as a large range of private fostering agencies, hospitals and care providers.

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Candidates

At Eden Brown Synergy, we never forget that you are an individual – and as a professional with as demanding and challenging a career as social care – they know that the right fit is vital.

Clients

Eden Brown Synergy has a long track record of recruiting within the social care sector and has worked in active partnership with a large number of Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, charities and non-statutory government bodies.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”See Eden Brown Synergy Latest Jobs” color=”warning” size=”lg” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Ffind-a-job%2F||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_cta h2=”What we do” txt_align=”center”]

One Stop Social is the fastest growing specialist social work and care professionals hub in the UK.

It’s the place to search, find and refer to the latest training, events, resources and jobs.

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Greater Manchester Social Work Academy Collaboration

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As One Stop Social are driven by our commitment to the highest quality of support and development for social work and care professionals across the UK, we know we do things a little bit differently. Our ‘customers’, social media followers and everyone invested in our success are an extended One Stop Social community. And, like any good community, we like to celebrate good news with you when it comes our way. Our recent collaboration is most definitely good news.

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the Greater Manchester Social Work Academy (GMSWA)! Don’t know what GMSWA are? That’s what we’re setting about to fix! We’ll be showcasing their Teaching Partnership and helping promote the positive change within the sector.

The GMSWA is a grouping of 3 Higher Education Institutions (Salford University, Manchester Metropolitan and Manchester University) and 10 Local Authorities (Salford, Manchester, Rochdale, Oldham, Bolton, Bury, Tameside, Stockport, Wigan and Trafford) and some private and voluntary sector representatives (PVI’s).

The Academy hopes to offer an integrated, co-ordinated and high-quality response to Social Work training, practice and continuous professional development across Greater Manchester. Our collaboration will be to raise their profile to social work practitioners across the region and nationally, so that more people in the sector know how the GMSWA can facilitate professional development and the fantastic work they’re currently undertaking.

We know this collaboration will help us stay true to our goal of putting you, the social work and care professionals, first – keep an eye out for more news soon!

Are you a final year social work student based in either Salford University, Manchester Metropolitan and Manchester University? Then make sure to register for the Greater Manchester Social Work Academy Careers Fair on 27th April! It’s free to attend and is a chance to network with NQSWs and get some interview advice!

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Are you a final year social work student based in either Salford University, Manchester Metropolitan and Manchester University? Then make sure to register for the Greater Manchester Social Work Academy Careers Fair on 27th April! It’s free to attend and is a chance to network with NQSWs and get some interview advice!

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