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27th Jun, 2022

Warwickshire's Children and Families service calling for new recruits

THOSE passionate about supporting children and families are being called on to help Warwickshire County Council (WCC) transform its services.

The authority is looking to recruit people to its Children and Families service, to help create a child friendly county where children can thrive.

The service has secured additional investment from the county council and the Department for Education to expand its workforce and launch a Children and Families Academy to support the training and development of staff and social workers.

It will host training, coaching, webinars, learning support for social care apprentices and social workers in training, briefings and research all in one place online.

In 2019, the council introduced technology to support remote working so staff, including social workers and the wider children and families team, were able to seamlessly transition to community and homeworking during the pandemic.

Aston Eva, a newly qualified social worker, said: “I love being a part of families lives, building relationships with them and supporting them to make change for themselves. To anyone thinking of joining, it is a highly challenging job but if you’re willing to stick through the storms, the most incredible reward is seeing children grow into amazing human beings.”

WCC children’s services spokesman Jeff Morgan added: “The challenges of Covid-19 have helped us shape and develop a focus on wellbeing, utilising technology, opening opportunities for career development, and renewing a focus on reflective and supportive leadership. The pandemic has meant we’ve push ourselves further to look ahead towards the future, and build on our programme of change and investment in the service at a quicker pace.

“With all the change and investment, now is such an exciting time to join us, so if you want to make a difference to the lives of families across Warwickshire, then we want to hear from you.”

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/workforus for more details.

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