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You know what it takes to be a great social worker. After all, you used to be one. You also know that a social worker can improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in our communities. Getting back into the profession after a period away from work can be tough but with the right support, you can regain the confidence, experience and knowledge you need to get back to making a real difference to people who need it most. And with our backing, you can get started today.
The Department of Health, The Department for Education and Local Government Association are offering a free training programme to prepare 120 former social workers to return to their careers in London, the West Midlands and the East of England.
Comprising 12 weeks of high quality training with hands-on work placements, this unique opportunity will provide you with comprehensive coaching and mentoring, including dedicated interview preparation once you’re registered and are ready to re-enter social work. The Return to Social Work programme will equip you with the skills to ensure you’re at the forefront of social work knowledge, then give you the expertise to excel in an interview and secure a role within a council that you really want.
We know that social work is a challenge, but that those who return are benefitting from practical changes that better support them, such as opportunities for personal development training, more manageable caseloads and flexible working.
Returning couldn’t be simpler. You’ll need to be a qualified social worker with a minimum of two years experience, you won’t have been out of the field for more than five years and you’ll have the right to work in the UK. You will undertake a period of updating your knowledge (in order to renew your registration if it has expired) our development workshops and coaching, plus additional specialist training, all completely free. All you’ll need to pay is your £315 registration to HCPC once you have completed the programme, or an initial £225 followed by a direct debit of £90.
Social work isn’t just a career, it’s your career. Join us now, and let’s make a better future for those who need us.
For more information please visit www.returntosocial.work
Deadline for applications – Midnight 19 November 2017