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Return to social work

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Our Return to Social Work Pathway in Adults, Health and Commissioning is an exciting new supported pathway into our Social Work roles. Cambridgeshire is a fantastic place to re-start your social work career. We are passionate about recognising the strengths in our individuals and supporting our Social Workers to thrive. Our Return to Social Work Pathway will be the first step on your development journey with Cambridgeshire. 

Why return to social work with Cambridgeshire County Council?

At Cambridgeshire County Council, we acknowledge the challenges social workers face when re-entering the profession. We value your experience and dedication to supporting people in our communities. That's why we are offering a tailored pathway to help you revive your expertise and skills in a supportive setting.

On the pathway you will:

  • be matched with one of our vacant social works post in line with your practice preferences
  • receive a competitively paid placement and seamless transition into our social work posts once re-registered with Social Work England
  • work 1:1 with one of our dedicated Social Work Educators
  • receive a bespoke professional development plan to guide your placement
  • have access to coaching from one of our development or career coaches
  • undertake to a wide range of learning experiences including shadowing, direct observations of your practice, and independent study
  • have opportunities to reflect on your practice and receive structured feedback

We understand the unique challenges and transitions for social workers re-entering the profession. At Cambridgeshire County Council, we recognise the value of your experience and commitment to making a positive impact on our communities. That’s why we’ve set up a bespoke pathway to support you to reignite your knowledge, skills and practice in a supportive environment. Here's how we tailor our benefits to support social workers like you.

Eligibility for the pathway

Before applying, please ensure you’re eligible by reviewing Social Work England’s restoration guidance.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email Learning&

Apply now!

You can apply online now through our online recruitment hub.