Thurrock Council seeking social workers

THURROCK Council is on the lookout for former children’s social workers seeking to return to the vocation.

It is running a 20-day Return to Social Work programme throughout February and March next year.

Qualified social workers who live in Thurrock or surrounding areas and who wish to return to children’s social work are invited to take part.

The programme is also be suitable for social workers wanting to move into children’s services from other fields.

Thurrock has joined with Reconstruct – a nationally recognised training provider with expert knowledge of children’s social work – to run the Children’s Workforce Development Council’s training programme.

It offers a series of benefits, including: up-to-date information about current practice, issues and legislation in children’s social work; shadowing opportunities in social work teams; the ability to restore General Social Care Council (GSCC) registrations; and a chance to apply for social work jobs at Thurrock Council.

Selection will be restricted to people who have a professional social work qualification recognised by the GSCC and who live in the local or surrounding area.

To apply for a place download and complete the application form on the council’s website ( and click on Return to Social Work), complete it and then email it or send by post to Workforce Planning & Development, Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 6SL.

The closing date for applications: 25 November.

All those selected to take part in the Return to Social Work Programme will be required to undertake an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

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