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Social Work students hear benefits of Coventry

Published Tuesday, 26 March 2019

University students heard about the “commitment, enthusiasm and passion” needed to join the Council as a social worker.

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A team from Adult Social Care visited social work students at Coventry University this week to talk about their vision and encourage them to think about applying for jobs in adult social work when they graduate.

Sally Caren, Head of Social Work Mental Health and Sustainability, told the students about Coventry’s aim to promote independent lives and supporting living at home.

She said: “We are helping people to live their best lives. You can be trained to work in different areas, but what we want from a social worker is commitment, enthusiasm and passion.”

Practice Development Social Worker Ayesha Rahaman spoke about the support and training offered through the ASYE programme (Assessed and Supported Year in Employment, while newly qualified social worker Maria Cave talked about her first hand experiences of joining the Council in the all age team.

Maria said: “There is such an array of professionals to learn from and you can really draw on people’s expertise and skills.”

Maria also talked about the positivity of working in an environment of open reflection.

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