We consider that our employees are our most valuable asset and we aim to create an environment in which staff feel valued and supported and in which they are able to contribute fully to its success as a provider of adult social care services.
All newly appointed staff undergo an induction programme to ensure that they feel integrated into our organisation; it is a formal process which informs new staff members about our culture, their role and responsibilities, our expectations of them and the skills and knowledge they will need to carry them out.
Focus is committed to providing excellent services for adults and their carers and recognises that regular, high quality, structured supervision helps create a workforce that:-
Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW’s) in their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) receive supervision every week for the first six weeks and then every 2 weeks for the first six months.
Newly appointed Social Workers (not in AYSE) receive fortnightly supervision during their first six weeks in post. Following this, supervision takes place as frequently as deemed necessary, but at least monthly.
We understand that personal and professional development is key to enhancing skills and ultimately the services that our clients receive.
You will have access to a wide range of mandatory training and other development opportunities such as:-
We have excellent links with our local universities and we offer high quality placements to Student Social Workers.
focus is committed to support you in your social work career and, once ready, we encourage our Level 1 Practitioners to consider progressing to Level 2 through our robust, but supportive, Career Progression scheme.