On 13th March 2020, Brooklands College’s Health & Social Care department hosted the Health Careers LIVE Adult Social Work programme via the Learn Live UK platform. The live broadcast featured Leah and Josie who discussed their careers in Adult Social Care, Brooklands College students were also given the opportunity to ask questions.
Leah Cox, Safeguarding Advisor for the Guildford Adult Social Care team
Leah has a BSc in Social Work and an MA in Advanced Mental Health Practice. Qualified in 2007, Leah has a wide variety of experience across Adult Social Care, including working within specialist mental health services (both acute and recovery) as well as taking on more strategic and engagement roles in equality and diversity.
Josie Barnett, Senior Social Worker
Josie has a Bsc in Social Work, working since 2013 with both older adults and younger people (over 18) with a disability such as; dementia, a physical disability, mental health, learning disability or brain injury. She supports individuals to explore their care and support needs, including involving people who may be unable to clearly express their views or are at risk of abuse or neglect. Josie says it is a busy, dynamic and interesting role; every day is different.
Working in Adult Social Care or integrated teams alongside peers and key professionals every day, we have a variety of roles including social care assistants, social care development coordinators, social workers, occupational therapists, as well as finance and administrative staff. All of these roles can give you a greater insight into the work of adult social care in the statutory sector.