How your employer can help you

Social service employers have a responsibility to provide their workers with training and development opportunities that enable them to strengthen and develop their skills and knowledge.

This includes:

  • providing induction, training and development opportunities to help social service workers do their jobs effectively and prepare for new and changing roles and responsibilities
  • contributing to the provision of social care and social work education and training, including effective workplace assessment and practice learning
  • supporting staff in posts subject to registration to meet the SSSC’s eligibility criteria for registration and its requirements for continuing professional development
  • responding appropriately to social service workers who seek assistance because they do not feel able or adequately prepared to carry out any aspect of their work.