Central Beds celebrates World Social Work Day

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Central Bedfordshire Council is joining organisations from across the globe to celebrate social workers on World Social Work Day next Tuesday March 18. The annual event aims to showcase the positive impact that social workers have on the lives of the families they work with.

To mark the day the council is running an information stand at its Priory House offices in Chicksands where staff will be on hand to provide information on this challenging but rewarding career. Anyone who is interested is welcome to drop by between 10am and 3pm. If you can’t make it then tweet with any questions you have. Send your questions to @letstalkcentral using #cbcsocialwork.

Speaking ahead of the event, Cllr Mark Versallion, Executive Member for Children’s Services, said: “This is a great chance for us all to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our social workers, who do such an important job supporting families across Central Bedfordshire. We have seen significant increases in recent years for the need for children’s social workers in particular and if we really want to have the effect we want on families that need help, then I encourage everyone to give this vocation the acknowledgement and respect it so clearly deserves.”

Cllr Carole Hegley, Executive Member for Social Care, Health and Housing, said: “Social work is a truly rewarding career and there a huge range of different roles within it. At the moment both the council’s Adult Social Work and Children’s Social Work teams are recruiting social workers at all levels, so if you are interested in a new challenge and coming to work for an organisation that really values its staff, then why not drop by on Tuesday or visit our website to find out more.”

Finding out about opportunities at Central Bedfordshire Council and why the area is such a great place to live and work couldn’t be easier. For children’s social work visit www.loveyourjobagain.com. For careers in adult social care go to www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs