Social Work Recruitment
and Development Event

10am to 2pm,
Saturday 20 January 2018
The George Hotel, Huntingdon,
PE29 3AB

Are you a qualified Social Worker looking to challenge yourself in a new role, or explore a new field?

At our ‘Change lives, every day’ recruitment event we will be showcasing our wide range of career and development opportunities, and discussing some of the inspiring and life-changing work currently taking place across Cambridgeshire.

There will be information and guidance about job opportunities and our competitive packages and relocation pay. Shortened application forms will be available and you can book an assessment the following week, so your new career could be just around the corner!

You can meet our Social Work teams,  who will be showcasing the work they are doing and provide first hand feedback on what it’s like to work in Cambridgeshire. Experienced subject experts will be running workshops on innovative techniques and methodologies. Places are limited, so please book these in advance. 

Book your workshop places

Social Work Recruitment Event - Abbreviated Application Form

Application form for any of the Social Worker roles at Cambridgeshire County Council - Either bring the form along with you, complete it on the day, or if you aren’t able to make it complete and send electronically to [email protected]

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Event and workshops details 

There will be introduction talks by Jackie Galwey (adults) and Sarah-Jane Smedmor (children's) at 10.10am to 10.20am and again at  12.05pm to 12.15pm

The following teams will be discussing the work they are doing, and will let you know why Cambridgeshire is a great place to work. They will be available throughout the event.

  • The Unit model
  • SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities)
  • Children’s Social Work
  • Adult Safeguarding (inc. Discharge Planning)
  • Older People Services
  • Physical Disability Service
  • Learning Disability Partnership
  • Adult Early Help and Early intervention

The workshop will run at  10.30am to 11am and again at 12.30pm to 1pm

The Bite-sized Systemic Training will introduce you to what systemic practice within a social care setting looks like.  We will look at how these ideas inform our practice and impact the families and professionals in the system.

Lynne Milton is the Lead for Systemic Training in the Children’s and Families Directorate, and is a Systemic Psychotherapist working in the clinical team for the last five years.  Prior to that Lynne worked in Children’s Mental Health, originally training in Social Work in South Africa. 

The workshop will run at  10.30am to 11am and again at 12.30pm to 1pm

The workshop will demonstrate how a focus on the individual during assessments can promote independence, delay the need for formal care and result in better outcomes for the person seeking help and support.

Stuart Brown has worked in a mix of prevention services and social care for the past 25 years. He has established our Adult Early Help team at the forefront of our Transforming Lives approach, placing individuals in control of their own support and enabling people to achieve positive outcomes, maintain independence and improve their wellbeing and quality of life.

The workshop will run at  11.30am to 12noon and again at 1.30pm to 2pm

Come and explore with us what cultural competence is and try out how to use a cultural genogram.

The session is delivered by Jitka Kohoutova who has a wide range of experience working with children, young people, carers and families in teaching, training, caring, social work and management environment.

The workshop will run at  11.30am to 12noon and again at 1.30pm to 2pm

Safeguarding Adults case scenario and group discussion on considerations for action, risks and legislation

Helen Duncan has worked in Adult Social Care for nearly 20 years, initially as a provider of services and moving into the Social Work arena 15 years ago. Working across the spectrum of disability, older people, physical disability, learning disability and mental health.  Head of Safeguarding and Principal Social Worker for adults in Cambridgeshire since May 2017, previously Principal Social Worker in Leicester City

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