Every social worker remembers those key people in their teams that were pivotal in helping them learn and develop practice in the early stages of their careers. They also remember how important that input was. The London Borough of Newham does too and has introduced a new role – practice development social worker (PDSW) – that allows experienced social workers, with a passion for supporting education and learning, to progress their careers.
Principal social worker in children’s and families Beverley Halligan, who also heads up Newham’s social care academy, tells us more about this new training and development offer. We also hear from two social workers Jane and Jessica, who will be two of five new PDSWs at Newham.
This episode of Employer Zone Insights covers:
– An overview of what a PDSW is and how that role fits into the larger children’s services at Newham
– Insights from Jane and Jessica about what excites them about their new roles
– An overview of how these roles will help social workers and the children and families they support
– An outline of ways in which practice development learning is strengthened at Newham
– Download the transcript here: Podcast A new career pathway for social workers.
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