Our Social Workers
Hear directly from our people in Adult's Social Care on what they have to say about working with us.
Blessing, Social Worker
Reablement and Hospital Discharge
“I initially started as a teacher in Zimbabwe and knew that I wanted to help people more so I started training as a counsellor. I then went to university to study social work. I moved to the UK after graduating and joined Milton Keynes City Council as a Social Work Assistant and within six months moved up to Social Worker.
I enjoy working here because no two days are the same, I work in a team that supports one another and where our career development is encouraged and training opportunities are always available.”
Julia, Practice Educator
Reablement and Hospital Discharge Team
“Six years ago I joined the Assessment team for Older People’s service and then got a secondment into safeguarding. After working from home during the pandemic, I joined the Hospital Team and it's the best decision I've made.
I’ve worked in other Local Authorities as a Social Worker but Milton Keynes is one step ahead – we have really supportive managers who go above and beyond and we have excellent specialist services such as Kilkenny and Courtney’s Lodge for people with dementia.”
Bryan, AMHP/BIA/ SW Practice Educator and Mentor, Community Support Team
“I’ve worked in Mental Health since 2004 and joined Milton Keynes City Council Community Support Team in 2010 as a Social Worker. What makes Milton Keynes City Council stand out is that they train their staff well and want to help you expand and develop both professionally and personally.
I've been able to train as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) and Best Interest Accessor thanks to the City Council sponsoring me.
As an AMHP my primary duty is to prevent hospitalisations and work with doctors to asses a person in need. If you’re thinking of becoming an AMHP my biggest advice would be to see the person first and not just the diagnosis.”
Billy, Social Worker, Mental Health and Rough Sleepers - qualified AMHP
"I joined Milton Keynes City Council fresh out of university in 2013. I joined as a Support Worker in the Autism team and a year later started a masters degree in social work which I did alongside my job, I then qualified in 2018. In October 2021 I started my six-month training as an AMHP which is a post-grad diploma.
MKCC offers excellent opportunities to grow within this profession, we also have a supportive and collaborative culture."
Latoya, ICST Social Worker, Assessment, Review and Hospital Discharge
"Around 18 months ago I joined Milton Keynes City Council as a trainee Social Worker and haven't looked back since. My experience working here has been excellent and I would recommend becoming a Social Worker at MKCC to anyone.
Our Managers care about our well being and support us in our work. We have a supportive ethos and if we need help with a case or some reassurance then the team are always there to help.”
Claire, Deputy Manager,
Mental Health Social Care Team
“In July 2019 I applied for an ASYE position here at Milton Keynes City Council having just qualified as a Social Worker. Over the last four years I've been able to progress my career through a variety of roles and later this year will be starting my AMHP training course which has always been a dream for me.
Our Adult Social Care is structured into different services and we all collaborate with one another, there are also opportunities to work across the different teams.
I feel very lucky to work in the most remarkable and supportive team, surrounded by people with huge amounts of knowledge."
Alice, Newly Qualified Social Worker on ASYE,
Working Age Adult
"I enjoy my role because I get to advocate for adults with disabilities which means I'm often a voice for vulnerable people. It's very satisfying to be a positive force in their lives.
Being on ASYE in Milton Keynes is great as the team is very supportive and there's a nice sense of community and belonging. I would recommend joining MKCC Adult Social Care to any newly qualified Social Worker."
Ragavi, Social Worker,
“After I graduated from university, I joined Milton Keynes City Council as an ASYE and have been part of the Older People’s Access Team for 5 years.
At MKCC Adult Social Care, there’s a great sense of community and mutual respect between colleagues. Our managers are really approachable and will lend their support when it’s needed. I also like the fact there’s flexibility and an understanding of my needs as a person as well as a professional, which allows me to have a good work-life balance.”
Esther, Social Worker,
Older People’s Assessment Team
“I started at Milton Keynes City Council on ASYE which means I've been able to experience many of the services we offer. As a qualified Social Worker, I've settled in the Mental Health Team.
I’ve found the managers across each of the teams to be really encouraging and they want us to progress and challenge ourselves to take on new opportunities and push our boundaries. They see and encourage our potential.”