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Urgent appeal for social care and social workers in Cardiff

Cardiff Council has issued an urgent appeal for social  care and social workers to join the authority and play a vital role in helping communities through the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The Council is seeking to recruit new and former social care workers as soon as possible to help ensure the delivery of care and support for Cardiff’s vulnerable people during a time of intense demand.

The authority is also looking for more social workers to join the Social Work Cardiff team and is keen to hear from practitioners at all levels, from newly qualified to experienced social workers as well as those whose social work registration has lapsed, but who are interested in returning to the profession at this time.

The recruitment drive also includes the need for more support workers, home carers and residential childcare officers to join the team and provide essential services across the city.

Leader of Cardiff Council, Cllr Huw Thomas, said: “Social workers and care workers have a crucial role to play in the work we are doing to ensure that the vulnerable people in our communities are cared for during this difficult time.

“We urgently need to build up our workforce in this sector to ensure people get the right support now and over coming months, so we’re keen to hear from anyone who is interested in playing their part in delivering these essential services.”

Cabinet Member for Social Care, Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Susan Elsmore, said:  “More than ever, we have a particular need for care workers, support workers, residential childcare officers and social workers at all levels to join our ranks.

“We’re interested in hearing from anyone whose employment position may have changed recently, those who might be considering working in care and former social workers who are interested in returning to the profession. If this is you and you think you can offer your services to help us at this time, please do get in touch. Cardiff needs you.”

To find out more about current opportunities, and to register your interest please email [email protected] or telephone 07725 741193.