World Social Work Day 2019

March 19, 2019

In a special episode of The Social Work Tutor Podcast SWT and Matt discuss:

  • World Social Work Day 2019
  • Promoting the importance of human relationships
  • How we should really be celebrating today
  • Alternative themes for World Social Work Day
  • And so much more...

We also hear from over 40 worldwide social workers about what World Social Work Day means to them

Social Work PTSD

March 14, 2019

In this week's episode of The Social Work Tutor Podcast SWT and Matt discuss:

  • The impact of PTSD and vicarious trauma on social workers
  • Ineffective social work unions and associations
  • Shamima Begum
  • Raising the profile of adult social work
  • Worldwide social work
  • British hobbies
  • And so much more...

Social Work Recruitment Crisis

March 11, 2019

In the very first episode of The Social Work Tutor Interviews series, SWT speaks to recruitment experts Chris Griffin and Laura Baxter from Social Personnel about: 

  • The social work recruitment crisis in the UK
  • Why 1 in 6 social work positions are vacant
  • Changing the public perception of social work
  • The differences between permanent and agency work
  • Getting paid with a pint of beer
  • And loads more...

Work/Life Balance for Social Workers

March 7, 2019

In this week's episode of The Social Work Tutor Podcast SWT and Matt discuss:

 

  • Work/life balance for social workers
  • Cuts to children's services
  • The challenges faced by adult social workers
  • Alternative careers outside of social work
  • The impact of austerity
  • Buying craic
  • And so much more...

Social Work Suicide

February 28, 2019

In the third episode of The Social Work Tutor Podcast SWT and Cara discuss:

  • Social work suicide
  • The social work student kicked off a course for his political views
  • Being both a service user and a social worker
  • Confidence shoots
  • Offering to help your friends
  • And so much more...

Romancing foster carers

February 21, 2019

In the second episode of The Social Work Tutor Podcast SWT and Cara discuss:

  • Trying new things in the bedroom
  • Valentines gifts
  • A social worker getting struck off for sending underwear pictures to a foster carer
  • How much we are really getting paid as social workers
  • Challenging your heads of service
  • And loads more...

Dating as a social worker

February 13, 2019

In the very first episode of The Social Work Tutor Podcast SWT and Cara discuss:

  • Dating as a social worker
  • The perils of being married to a man like SWT
  • Christmas festivities
  • The HCPC spending £17,000 on a party
  • How to deal with feeling like you're not good enough
  • Imposter syndrome
  • And loads more...