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‘Hands up for Health’ provides young people with a real sense of what it’s like to work in health and social care using life-like state-of-the-art manikins, set in a hospital simulation centre, to present hard-hitting scenarios such as alcohol poisoning, pregnancy and knife trauma. Hands Up For Health is an…
Young people are being targeted by NHS Highland to plug the shortage of home carers amid mounting concerns people are not getting the help they need. NHS Highland are hoping school-leavers will be attracted by the new recruitment drive that seeks people without experience for the industry. Jean Pierre Sieczkarek,…
Sheffield City Council are to host a recuitment event aimed at attracting new workers in Home Support and Supported Living. The event will take place on Tuesday 8 July 2014 at the Cutlers Hall in Sheffield City Centre and will offer jobseekers the opporunity to speak to employers about careers…
The search is on for 13 more talented people to join the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead's apprenticeship scheme. The council's Grow Our Own employment skills, training and advice service is launching its second year of apprenticeships across various services including youth services and health & social care. East…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published a series of case studies to showcase apprenticeship opportunities with the social care sector. Apprenticeships offer people the chance of paid employment in social services while apprentices gain qualifications for the skills they develop and to better meet the needs of people…
A new initiative from Greenock-based, Childcare Management Company (CMC), aims to attract young men into the childcare sector. The company has teamed up with Youth in Partnership World (YIP) to launch the 'All About Men' project and hopes to address the extremely low number of male workers in the sector.…
As a result of a new qualification structure in social services, The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have made changes to the apprenticeship frameworks. The new qualification structures have introduced new qualifications in Social Services and Healthcare at SVQ Levels 2, 3 and 4 and Social Services Children and Young…
The National Skills Academy for Social Care will shortly be opening applications to a fifth cohort of its Graduate Management Training Scheme. Following some uncertainty around funding, the Skills Academy will focus on recruiting 10 exceptional graduates for the programme after Easter. From October 2014, Cohort 5 will embark on…
Skills for Health have launched a new Roles Directory, an online resource designed to promote the sharing of jobs and roles across the NHS, independent and voluntary sectors. The Directory is an interactive library of over 170 roles that will act as a valuable resource for the development of new…
Skills for Care & Development (SfC&D) have released a new online tool to assist people considering a career in the sector. A Question of Care: a Career for YOU? is designed to help people find out what work in social care and early years settings is really like, and to…
A new film highlighting the importance of supporting newly qualified social workers(NQSW) has been released by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (Scie). During their first year in practice Social workers will need to develop skills, knowledge and professional competence. Support for this period is known as the 'Assessed and…
New guidance that clearly sets out the unique and specialist role of social work is being launched today by The College of Social Work on World Social Work Day. The Advice Note ‘Roles and Functions of Social Workers in England’, produced in consultation with social workers, employers and other professionals…
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