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Social workers encouraged to be the change our children need and help #ShapeStokesFuture

Published: Thursday, 17th November 2022

Social workers are being encouraged to work for Stoke-on-Trent City Council and join its children and family services transformation journey.

The council’s first in-person open house careers fair is set to take place next month specifically focused on roles within children and family services.

Taking place on Thursday, 8 December from 5-7pm, at Hazel Trees Education Nursery in Fenton, the careers fair will feature senior managers who will set out Stoke-on-Trent’s offer as a great place for children’s social work practice and how people can join the Stoke-on-Trent story that is interesting, diverse and challenging.

Attendees will be able to hear from the council’s director of children and family services Lisa Lyons, councillor Dave Evans, the council’s cabinet member for children and young people, members of Stoke-on-Trent’s social work team and colleagues from the learning and development academy who will share details of the councils’ commitment to continuing professional development. There will also be an opportunity to ask the team questions and learn how to apply for current vacancies.

The council is current recruiting for social workers, team managers, specialist practitioners, residential care workers and team coordinators.

Councillor Dave Evans, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “Here in Stoke-on-Trent, we have been undergoing a huge transformation to improve our children’s services. It’s an exciting place for individuals to come and help to shape Stoke-on-Trent’s future.

“We have a brilliant team here in Stoke-on-Trent, we want to build on that and that’s why we are holding an open careers event. It’s a great way for people who live locally to hear why Stoke-on-Trent is a fantastic place to work. If you are an enthusiastic and dedicated social worker, come and join us on Thursday, 8 December and make the first step in embarking on a career with us.”

The open house careers fair is free to attend and booking is not needed.

Find out more about the children’s social work jobs on offer at: https://shapestokesfuture.co.uk/