Telford and Wrekin Council

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Telford and Wrekin Council- In the Heart of the Ironbridge Gorge

Here in Telford and Wrekin Council we’re committed to working together to deliver rewarding careers for our staff as well as positive outcomes for the adults, children and families we are working with.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join our adults and children’s teams: alongside making a difference to the lives of individuals and families, we’re adopting exciting new strengths-based approaches and are passionate about delivering continuous service improvement. And our people are at the heart of this progress: that’s why from tailored in-house training to the West Midlands Teaching Partnership, we make sure they have access to the best development opportunities. This and manageable workloads means that our work is changing lives. If you share our passion for making a difference, I would be delighted if you joined us.

- Clive Jones, Director of Children's and Adults Services

Support / training

We offer a comprehensive range of CPD learning and development opportunities. This includes accredited training courses, seminars and workshops with an emphasis on our systemic practice framework, as well as access to e-learning and webinars in order to meet identified needs and priorities. In addition the LCSB offers a programme of multi-agency safeguarding training.

Career development

Telford & Wrekin Council is committed to developing the careers of its social workers through learning and development opportunities, including vocational and academic routes, which allow social workers to demonstrate their professional progression within the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) and the Knowledge and skills Statements (KSS).

Practice models in Telford - Telford & Wrekin Council are committed to relationship based practice and as a result are focusing on good outcomes for children and families through consistent interventions like Systemic Practice and our Strengthening Practice programme.



Systemic practice Team

We have four Systemic Practitioners undertaking training to Masters Level, to support the workforce with, consultation, pod meetings, direct work. The model sees people as being part of the system because their behaviour is shaped by systemic influences. Social Workers interact with families; they form relationships, gather information and support the family to make change. All our Social Workers undertake Systemic Training.

Strengthening Practice

We work closely with colleagues from Child Centred Practice to deliver our Strengthening Practice Programme. This model supports social workers in the assessment and planning process to achieve the best outcomes for children and families. The Training includes, theories and toolkits all within a robust workbook. A brilliant direct work toolkit for practitioners.

Practice Educator and Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) Co-ordinator - Supporting ASYE’s

The ASYE programme is a twelve month, employer- led programme of support and assessment against the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) and the Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS) for Social Workers in adult and children services. The ASYE programme supports newly qualified social worker to make the transition from qualifying to the world of professional social work in their first year of employment. We use the skills of Siobhan McLean from to offer a high support ASYE programme.

More information about who we are, our staff our opportunities is on our dedicated Childrens social care website at:

Come and speak to us on stands 22 and 23 at the COMPASS Jobs Fair, Birmingham.