Swindon Borough Council

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Social Work at Swindon - A new approach

At Swindon Borough Council, we are bold and ambitious in our plans, with a clear vision and direction for the future. Our status as one of the UK’s fastest growing towns is driving transformational change across our organisation, most significantly within our highly valued Children’s and Adult Services Social Care teams.

Children’s Services - Our transformation journey

There’s never been a better time to join our Children’s Services teams as following a recent inspection, we’ve been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted (July 2019).

Ofsted recognised that the quality of leadership and management at all levels is an emerging key strength for us here at Swindon and our permanent senior leadership team is ambitious, energetic and assured in the oversight and delivery of services to children and their families.

Our quality of services has significantly improved over the last 12 months but we are not complacent and our transformation journey will continue, to ensure children receive a consistently good service every day.

That means that we’re continuing to heavily invest in our Children’s Services teams & in you- through a reduction in caseloads and fostering a culture of learning and challenge, , giving you opportunities and support to develop your career.

Adult Services

Adult Social Care has never been more vital.  That’s why our focus is on early prevention and ensuring that in our communities, older people, disabled and vulnerable residents are safe and able to live their lives with as much independence as possible.

At the centre of our work is the individual, their strengths and abilities with links to their families and communities critical in the work that we do.

We work with partners & providers to offer the highest quality support, continually developing our practices and services to flexibly respond to the needs of our residents.

Our Adult Social Care teams comprise of: Older People & Physical Disability, Hospital, Reablement, Safeguarding, Mental Health, deprivation of Liberty and Best Interest Assessment.

We offer a challenging and diverse work environment that will extend your existing skills and knowledge, supporting the development of your social work career pathway and practice.  We strive for excellence and quality in everything we do and professional development is a high priority for our teams.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a multi-disciplinary team and to influence how we are re-shaping Adult Social Care to meet the needs of our service users.

Our commitment to your development

We are dedicated to ensuring that you can progress your continued professional development and access training and learning opportunities linked to the BASW competencies for career progression.

Our newly launched Social Care Academy, pulls all of our learning programmes together as part of a dedicated and supportive career progression framework, to recognise our ongoing commitment to you and your development.

 

To find out more visit: jobs.swindon.gov.uk   or see us at the COMPASS Jobs Fair, Birmingham in late 2020.