WHERE IS THE CARE ARTICLE – INVOLVEMENT IN SOCIAL WORKER INTERVIEWS

ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL – ADULT SOCIAL CARE

REPRESENTATIVE GROUPS CAN BE INVOLVED IN INTERVIEW PROCESSES

 

In Adult Operations recruiting the right person is important and because of this where ever possible they will invite representatives of their key stakeholder organisations to be part of the interview process.

 

Contribution may be in the form of being part of the interview panel or contributing to an assessment centre.   If you would like to read more about their offer to potential employees please go to http://www.essexsocialwork.co.uk/Adults/Home

 

Adult Social Care run a list of interested people who may want to contribute to the interview process.  They approach representative groups such as ourselves, Where Is The Care to be involved in these interview processes.

 

Katie Warren of Wher IsTheCare is pleased to say she has contributed twice so far in this process.

 

Once in October 2013 assisting in the interviews for Consultant Social Worker Practitioners – AYSE Programme and again in August 2014 with interviews for SAFE (Safeguarding) Team Social Worker Practitioners.

 

Katie’s asked if she might ask some of her own questions, they were considered and agreed.

 

Can you think of any questions you might like to ask a potential social worker in an interview context?

Email help@whereisthecare.co.uk and we will take a look.

 

If you are part of a potential representative group you may wish to consider approaching Essex County Council Adult Social Care for further information.

 

WhereIsTheCare believe families involved in founded complaints and with lived experience of failing of service provision should be involved and have their views taken into account, we should be able to give our opinions on all matters that affect our elderly and vulnerable relatives.

 

We it is far more likely that the best candidate for the role will be selected if this is the case and this will lead to improved delivery of services.

 

Involvement in this way gives out a clear message to all that the views of families that have had complaints and failings acknowledged are valued and listened to and may have a real impact.