All aboard for social work recruitment in Thurrock

POTENTIAL children’s social workers got an unusual view of Thurrock as part of a council open day on Friday (12 June).

They were in the borough to consider the latest job opportunities.

Question and answer sessions, an open top bus tour and lively workshops were part of the day for the newly qualified social work students and experienced professionals who had come along.

Current job vacancies include a Senior Practitioner, Social Workers and Newly Qualified Social Workers which close this Sunday 21 June (thurrock.gov.uk/council-job-vacancies).

Cllr Bukky Okunade, portfolio holder for Children’s Social Care said she was pleased with feedback from the day.

“Thurrock has a very unique offer to social workers,” she said.

“Being a small authority and close to London means social workers have exciting opportunities to experience many aspects of the social care system which is often not the case in larger authorities.”

Barbara Joseph from Grays was one of the interested candidates. She said: “It was a great idea. Not many councils have an open day for social workers.

“Getting to meet the different teams was a good opportunity to ask questions and find out more about being a social worker in Thurrock.”

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