UK Recruitment drive for social workers launched last minute news
MetiNews.Com - The campaign is to recruit and retain experienced staff to support children across the borough
Breaking News ! More experienced social workers are needed to join the council’s ranks to support children and their futures across the borough. Trafford Council has launched a recruitment drive to get more people on board for its children’s social care services. The authority said its services are committed to providing children and families with “high quality and purposeful relationships with professionals, to support them to reach their full potential”. (Image: Manchester Evening News) In Februrary, the MEN reported that Trafford was struggling to fill its care work vacancies and it’s now labelled a priority for the borough, according to the North West Job Centre. There are still a number of vacancies in Trafford‘s care system that authorities are working to fill. A spokesperson for the North West Job Centre said the care work sector is a “difficult one” to work in and they are trying to remove any barriers that are preventing people from working in care. Similarly, Trafford Housing Trust is also looking for care workers to support its living independence services; providing support such as personal care, dressing, cooking, medication management, cleaning and shopping. The recent drive from Trafford Council focuses on attracting and retaining the best social workers and offering a number of benefits for new recruits. Trafford’s children’s services were previously rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission, but a follow up visit earlier this year stated improvements have been made. (Image: Vincent Cole) The council said it is committed to: Promoting diversity in the workforce to mirror the community they support Promoting a restorative practice approach, working with families building on their strengths and empowering them to achieve their goals Flexible working and a healthy work life balance Small caseloads and teams with supportive managers Valuing social workers. The council is offering to pay for new recruits’ Social Work registration, give training and personal development programmes and host an annual conference for social workers on learning, networking and developing practice. The employment campaign aims to attract experienced social workers “looking for a new challenge”. Coun Catherine Hynes, Trafford Council’s executive member for children’s social care, said: “This is an exciting time to join the children’s social care team in Trafford. Trafford really is a great place to work and offers a supportive, empowering and inspiring environment. (Image: PA) “We are on a positive journey of change and are looking for dynamic, collaborative and compassionate people to join us as we build and strengthen our team.
.trafford.gov.uk/jobs. For Trafford Housing Trust roles, various working patterns are available, with a minimum 16 contracted hours paid at £9.32 – £10.07 per hour plus mileage. The provider said a full driving licence is essential for applicants. Successful applicants will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment along with on-going emotional and job support. Applications can be made by emailing email@example.com or by calling 0161 968 0186, and there’s more information at TrustCare.org.uk/WorkForUs.