Be who you were meant to be
Torbay is an attractive place to live in so many ways. But the children's social care challenges here are complex, embedded and challenging. As a professional here, you'll come face-to-face with work of the highest importance.
The toxic trio of mental health issues, domestic violence and drugs/alcohol abuse are prevalent. County lines exploitation is here in abundance also – that’s not just an issue for London.
There is important work for children's social work professionals like you, whatever career stage you are at. And you'll find a refreshing philosophy here that will allow you to do your best work and achieve your career goals.
We adopt a strengths-based, restorative, reflective approach to everything and everyone:
Families - the work we do is with families not to them. All families have strengths and we build on those where we can to help turn dysfunction into function in order to help the children
The reflective supervision model we use for our social workers gives professionals protected time to think. Everyone’s been through training on this so its baked-in, not theoretical
Supervision is plentiful: informal, day-to-day and personal as well as formal, structured and longer-term.