A Personalised Service Makes a Return With Locums Social Care Recruitment CompanySocial Work
Oh look, I have post. No handwritten name and address: of course not, it’s not my birthday and I only write to my Great Aunt Betty once every couple of months. It’s a letter from my bank, and look it’s telling me how valued I am as a customer, how nice. Well at least they’ve spelt my name right, I guess I’d expect that seeing as it’s all been processed by a computer. And look, it’s been personally signed by the Executive Director! Oh, no, wait, of course it’s scanned, how silly of me.
No, I genuinely don’t react like that every time my mail arrives. In fact, I’ve come to take our depersonalised culture completely for granted. We’ve all been engulfed by mechanical bureaucracy for so long that it doesn’t even occur to us so find it strange.
In most professions, the consequences are null and void, but for qualified social workers and others who work daily with people in need, the effects can be extremely draining.
Locums’ social work involves working in varying fields of the social care sector. Locums see a vast and varying range of people day in, day out, and help them with their issues. For people in such a person centred career it must seem alien to have to deal with so much paperwork, documenting your days work into a faceless file that can never fully communicate what you have just seen and done.
A London based social care recruitment company is making efforts to create a community amongst its candidates, arranging frequent events to bring their candidates together. Those of us who spend our days in an office may never fully grasp the need that qualified social workers have to care for others. It is important that these essentially social and sociable beings have the opportunity to share and vocalise their achievements. Depersonalisation is simply not an option.