“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted” - Aesop
At a time where there is a national shortage of Qualified Social Workers and experienced Management staff, Sheldon Phillips dedicate more and more time to finding the best permanent staff to promote stability and progression for your service users. There are many other agencies that provide permanent staff, but we go that extra mile to ensure you interview staff that will fit in with your ethos and vision. Due to the popularity of Social Media, we make the most of our networks on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin to source those hard to find candidates.
We meet all of our permanent candidates, interview them and carry out the following checks:
- Eligibility to work in the UK
- Social Work qualification and Social Work England Registration verified
- Professional references
- Thorough interview conducted by Sheldon Phillips
Sheldon Phillips provide a dedicated temporary recruitment service to the Social Work sector. Although budgets within Local Authorities and throughout the sector are increasingly limited, we partner with our clients to make sure that the temporary staff they recruit are vastly experienced and have the ability to take over a complex case load with ease, to provide long term stability for their service users.
Our service differs to many other recruitment companies in the sector; why..?
...Our focus and energy is spent working closely with you and our candidates to find out not only what experience is required, but what sort of person you need. Their values as a social worker, personality, work ethic and also their career goals. This way, you are interviewing candidates that have been expertly vetted and checked therefore leading to a higher chance you will want to higher them.
Compliance is extremely important and we are committed to safeguarding the clients we work with and their vulnerable children, families and adults. To support this commitment we undertake a vigorous vetting process to ensure our candidates are 100% compliant. Furthermore, we are Members of APSCo and receive compliance testing as part of our membership.
All temporary candidates receive the following checks:
- Face to face thorough interview conducted by a Sheldon Phillips consultant
- Photo ID and Eligibility to Work in the UK
- Professional references covering 5 years
- Social Work England Registration and Social Work Qualification verified
- Enhanced DBS check