Social Workers win big at South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership awards

Three social workers from SHSC had their brilliant work recognised at the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership Social Work Awards on Tuesday 18 October.

In the ceremony at St Mary's Church Paisley Ng, Stephanie Murray and Jocelyn Hinton all received honours.

Paisley, who works at our Recovery Service South, won Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE) of the year - an award for social workers in their first qualified year.

Stephanie, from our Liaison Psychiatry team, was runner up in the ASYE of the year category.

Jocelyn, who is based in the Early Intervention Service, was awarded the Practice Educator of the year prize.

Laura Wiltshire, Head of Service for Acute and Community, was in attendance and said: "Steph and Paisley were nominated for their energy, relationship building and their engagement with service users as a newly qualified social worker. Both nominations highlighted their dedication to the role and how effectively they work within an MDT to support mental health service users.

"Jocelyn was nominated as a newly qualified practice teacher and it was highlighted how much her students had enjoyed how she brought theory into their supervision sessions in creative ways.

"Seeing their incredible efforts has made me so proud to be a social worker in SHSC and in mental health hearing about their passion for the profession.

"A huge congratulations to all three and thank you for everything you do!"

Paisley, Stephanie and Jocelyn were all given certificates and the winners received vouchers as a mark of recognition for the awards.