Essex County Council is an award winning local authority and we are proud to have had winners at the national Social Worker of the Year Awards in 2014, 2016, 2017 and are proud to have won ‘Best Social Work Employer’ in 2018.
Being one of the most populated counties in the UK, with communities as diverse as its geography, Essex can become the next step in your career whether you are looking for a role in adult social care or children and families.
Social work is a demanding, complex and ultimately fulfilling role. We fully recognise the importance of providing you with the tools and quality time to undertake direct relationship-based social work, to make real positive differences to the lives of our residents.
We are achieving this by supporting our social workers to deliver fantastic social work through our extensive CPD offer, which is expertly delivered by our BASW accredited Essex Social Care Academy. This includes regular training workshops, inspirational keynote speakers and engagement events, making Essex the best place to develop your knowledge and career as a valued social worker.
We recognise and celebrate inspiring and exceptional social work and can offer the variety where you can be challenged and supported, and really progress your career.
We’re pioneering some changes to social care practice in Hampshire; radically changing the way we work and creating the right conditions to ensure social workers can work flexibly and are given the capacity to provide the level of support and attention that is required for them to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families.
It’s an exciting time to join us as we’re investing £6.5 million in children’s social workers to help drive this change and enable Hampshire social workers to be more agile in their role, leaving them more fulfilled professionally and able to enjoy a good balance between work and home life.
We provide a safe and supportive working environment with positive team support and options to develop experience in a variety of casework. Plus all the practical support you need; including professional development and administrative support.
With opportunities available in both children’s and adult social care, now is the time to join Hampshire County Council, a leading authority at the forefront of radical innovation and improvement.
We would love to tell you more about our career and development opportunities – come and meet our team on stand 22.
“The people that work for West Sussex are what keep me here,” says Mark, one of our social workers https://bit.ly/2xzLTvB
We aspire to be inspirational, to be proud of our work and to create a brighter future for people.
Our director believes great things can be achieved if we develop a working climate where we form a 'human chain' and we are looking for experienced social workers and managers who are proud of what they do to join us to build a stable workforce.
Come to stand 4 to find out more about our adults' and children's services.
For more information on children’s social work visit https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/campaigns/careers-in-childrens-social-work/
For adults' social work visit https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/campaigns/careers-in-adult-social-work/
BASW is the UK’s professional membership organisation for social work. We are the independent voice of social work. We champion social work and help members achieve the highest professional standards. Visit BASW at stand 9 for information on membership benefits, and to find out more about what we do.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers is committed to publishing books that make a difference. We publish books for professionals and general readers in a range of subjects. We are well known for our social work books, and recently we have published extensively in the fields of mental health, counselling, and gender diversity.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is responsible for developing national guidance, standards and information on improving health and social care. NICE guidance helps social care professionals deliver the best possible care based on the best available evidence. Visit the NICE stand to learn more.
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.
The Caldecott Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation delivering specialist therapeutic residential, education and foster care to the UK's most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. We care for children who have suffered extremes of abuse and neglect and have often experienced multi-placement breakdowns. Our vision is "Helping Children Build a Future".