We are pleased to announce Step up to Social Work, our new partnership initiative with Kent County Council and Medway Council.
Social work is a challenging but rewarding career through which you can make a real difference for children and families. You will need to build relationships with families facing difficult times, show a lot of patience and be a good listener. You’ll also need good observational skills, analytical thinking and sound judgement to make the right decisions and protect children. Social work regularly tests resilience, stamina and resolve – all of which you will need to succeed. But social work can be life changing for those you support and help.
Through our successful Step Up to Social Work training programme youâ€™ll get intensive, hands-on experience of working in a real-life social work role. On completion, you will obtain a Diploma in Social Work, allowing you to register and practice as a social worker. We can train you in 14 months, with all your course fees paid, and youâ€™ll also receive a bursary for the duration of the course.
We are looking for strong graduates who have experience of working with children, young people and families and who can demonstrate their maturity and emotional resilience.
Do you have what it takes?
You are eligible if you can demonstrate you already have:
- A minimum 2:1 level 6 degree qualification.
- Or, an honours degree plus a higher degree (level 7 or above).
- Grade C or above GSCE in English/ English Language and Maths (or recognised equivalent).
- Experience of working with children, young people and families.
For more information visit the Step Up to Social Work information for applicants: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/step-up-to-social-work-information-for-applicants
Online applications open 28 March and close 5 May 2017.