11 January 2018

Sheffield City Council is holding a recruitment fair on Wednesday, 17 January to give advice and information about the vacancies across all social care services. We are currently recruiting for over 20 social care roles.

The event will give potential recruits careers advice in social care and social work, with stands from the council’s apprenticeship, social work, intervention and prevention, residential children’s and fostering and adoption teams. Reed agency, Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield University will also have stands.

Donna Taylor, started as social worker at the council fourteen years ago and is now a service manager in the fieldwork service team. She said: “If you have the passion to make a difference and protect our children in Sheffield, give it a go. With the right support and resources you can help people make real changes to their lives.

“I was only 19 when a friend suggested a career in social work. I’m a really chatty, bubbly, people person, so I thought yes, this is what I want to do. I headed straight down to the careers office and started volunteering for a mentoring project.”

Carly Speechley, Director of Children and Families at Sheffield City Council, added: “Sheffield is a great place to be a social worker. Our social workers are based in small teams across the city with manageable caseloads and support from a team of highly trained professionals.  We invest in all our staff and offer a leadership and development programme we have developed with Sheffield University. We also provide good quality, regular supervision, flexible working, staff support as well as access to independent counselling.

“If you are thinking about a career in social work.  Please come along to our event find out more.

“Good social work changes lives. Whilst the career can be challenging, it can also be hugely rewarding for those who want to make a difference.“

The council are keen to hear from people from all backgrounds, including people with no formal qualifications and experience in working in residential children’s services and early help services.

To register for the event go to  http://bit.ly/2kRtfWh