Return To Practice Programme

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We now have an established Social Work Academy which offers experienced social workers a comprehensive learning and professional development pathway. This also includes a range of new initiatives, including our Aspiring Social Work Scheme and a new Apprenticeship Scheme that have broadened our recruitment and retention strategy to support local experienced children and family workers to progress into a Social Work career. At the heart of the academy is support for our Children's Services Practitioners who have access to the best learning and professional development that is underpinned by professional curiosity and research and evidence.

The Return to Practice Programme is a complement to this portfolio reaching out to those of you who have qualified as a social worker but have been out of practice for some time and are now looking to reignite the passion for social work as a career. If you have recently registered with Social Work England through the Social Work Together Campaign we are especially keen to hear from you.

Our passionate team are working hard through the current challenges that the national pandemic brings to continue to ensure that children, young people and their families and carers, receive help and support. The vision and commitment of Coventry Children’s Services ensure that a high quality and child-centred service is provided.

If you are looking to return to practice we want to hear from you. It is a great time to join our diverse workforce within Children’s Services, with great opportunities to develop your learning, ongoing training to improve practice, a clear way to progress through our progression pathway, and an engaging team that recognises success and values staff.  There are opportunities to join our help and protection teams; looked after children teams; fostering teams, children with disabilities and through care services.

To learn more about the Return To Practice Programme, please see the Return to Practice Handbook or apply for Return to Practice Programme.

For further information regarding Return to Practice or to have an informal conversation about this opportunity please get in touch