A recent survey reveals what social workers consider to be the positives and drawbacks on working as a locum or a permanent staffer First published – December 14, 2018 in …
Research from the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) reported that “social workers spend close to 80% of their time on their computer. Consequently, they are spending less time on meaningful social work with children and their families. The consensus is that there needs to be a significant shift to reducing these percentages.
Here is where we can help:
Employers to innovate and provide their Social Workers with the right tools, systems and opportunities to work smarter and more efficiently. We can support Social Workers to learn modern strategies and skills to enable them to work ‘Smarter not Harder.’
Here are just a few of the benefits. Employers will reap the many advantages due to the efficiency, improved retention of their Social Workers, evidence better outcomes for children and excellent social work practice. A by-product of change will be a reduction in cost.
Social Workers will reduce the amount of time spent on their computer. They will have more time to spend working with children and their families to get better outcomes and achieve that elusive work-life balance. What’s there not to like? There are much more benefits to be had…