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Social workers asked to support the vulnerable in fight against coronavirus

Experienced social workers are being urged to answer an SOS from Swindon Borough Council as the local authority continues to look after those most in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published: Friday, 1st May 2020
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As part of the response to COVID-19, the Council needs more social workers in its Children’s and Adult teams to help look after the town’s most vulnerable residents.

The Council is asking social workers who may be looking for their next move or those that have been out of the sector for a short time to consider returning to help in the current climate.

To be eligible, social workers will need to be registered with Social Work England.

Councillor Brian Ford, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults, said: “We are currently facing one of our most challenging and demanding times and our social care teams have certainly stepped up to the challenge to make sure we are continuing to look after our most vulnerable residents.

“Now more than ever, we need more experienced social workers across our Children’s and Adult services teams to continue to make a difference. If you are a social worker looking for the next move in your career or are looking to return to the frontline during this time, we would really appreciate you getting in touch.”

The Council is also recruiting for a number of Care Assistant & Support Worker roles, both short-term and permanent, in Adult Services. No experience or qualifications are necessary for these roles, and full training will be given.

Further details, including how to apply for any of these roles, can be found at https://jobs.swindon.gov.uk/.

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