What does the Career path in Children’s Services in Suffolk look like?
All Social Workers in Suffolk have protected caseloads and regular supervision – both one to one and in groups. We have invested heavily in the Signs of Safety Practice Framework and are committed to it for the long term. It has been enthusiastically embraced by our staff and our partners and, most importantly, by children and families. We believe Social workers are professionals and need to be given the professional autonomy to work creatively and effectively with children and their families to produce the best outcomes.
We believe Social Workers should have the opportunity to develop a rounded career therefore we encourage people to move teams, to shadow and to undertake secondments to enhance their experience and develop their interests.
Suffolk is a very diverse place and so we can offer Social Workers the opportunity to work in a variety of settings from dense urban to rural sparsity - each offers its own rewards and challenges.
At every stage of your career in Suffolk you will be given support and challenge – we want every Social Worker who joins Suffolk to enjoy a long and varied career here.