Message from Clive Jones, Director of Children’s and Adult Services
Here in Telford and Wrekin Council we’re committed to working together to deliver rewarding careers for our staff as well as positive outcomes for the adults, children and families we are working with.
There’s never been a more exciting time to join our adults and children’s teams: alongside making a difference to the lives of individuals and families, we’re adopting exciting new strengths-based approaches and are passionate about delivering continuous service improvement. And our people are at the heart of this progress: that’s why from tailored in-house training to the West Midlands Teaching Partnership, we make sure they have access to the best development opportunities. This and manageable workloads means that our work is changing lives. If you share our passion for making a difference, I would be delighted if you joined us.
Jo Britton, Assistant Director, Children’s Safeguarding and Family Support
I commenced in the role of Assistant Director in October 2015, with an ambition to lead a workforce that builds relationships, enables and supports change for families, with a primary focus on children’s wellbeing and development. We believe we can achieve this by working with families and children openly and collaboratively. Our commitment to relationship-based social work extends to how we work with partners and providers, where we build effective professional working relationships that enable families to change and thrive. Meet the Children's Social Care team.
To support our values, we have adopted Systemic Theory and methodologies as our overarching practice approach. We believe this is the best approach to work together with families struggling with complex problems as every family is different and what might be right for one family or child may not be right for another. Systemic practice fits with our services values that children are always at the heart of our practice and are best cared for by their family wherever this is possible. We are on a very exciting journey, embedding systemic practice to support a more confident and well-equipped workforce.
We recognise that to achieve our ambitions, we need the best, most talented, experienced, innovative and committed people to join us. In doing so, you will join a passionate and vibrant team of social workers and other professionals who are outcomes focused and who operate with a strong team ethos.