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Bringing social workers back to work

Herefordshire Council is responding to increased pressure on its services to make sure that people who need adult social care will be assessed quicker during times of peak demand.   

The adult and wellbeing directorate is encouraging qualified social workers who may not be working at the moment or are working part time, to come to a drop-in session on Friday 23 January to learn more about plans to create a new on-call social worker pool.   

Ideal contenders would include social workers whose registration has lapsed because of a career break, retired social workers, newly qualified workers who need to gain experience and qualified workers who are interested in temporary or occasional work.

Mandy Appleby, principal social worker, said: “We need to have a pool of good quality, social workers who we can call upon during times of pressure.  Working on a full-time permanent basis doesn’t suit everyone, so this is a great opportunity for people wishing to work in a flexible environment. 

“There are also opportunities for people who have qualified and worked within other social work settings, and for people who are looking for a new career direction – just come along and have a chat."

The drop-in session takes place at Herefordshire Council Offices, Plough Lane on Friday 23 January 2015 from 9.30am-1pm.  There’s no need to book ahead, just turn up.

Tags: Health and social care