Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)

Building the future; shaping our social work identity

Iriss.fm, Episode 202

Iriss.fm
Viviene Cree introduces the Building the Future; Shaping our Social Work Identity conference, and is followed by a presentation by Jane Johnstone who provides some thought provoking asks of attendees.

Leadership stories

Leadership stories

The stories from the Iriss and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) leadership and supervision project have been published, alongside the detail on the process and approach used. 

PAssport to Independent Living

Iriss.fm, Episode 190

Iriss.fm
Interviews with Personal Assistants about their experiences of working in the role, and members of GCIL, WEA and SSSC.

Updated social media guidance

Social media

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has recently updated its social media guidance for the workforce. It's great to see and is welcomed by Iriss given that we've been promoting the use of social media for learning and development purposes.

In a recent Third Force news article, Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive at SSSC speaks of the benefits:

National Social Services Search

Social Services Search

Do you want to be able to find work-related information quickly and easily?

If so, you’ll be interested in our latest development. In partnership with Care Inspectorate and SSSC, we’re testing out a new national search service. It’s simply a search engine that enables you to search resources published by Iriss, SSSC and Care Inspectorate.

We hope it’ll make your life a little easier.

Test it out and let us know what you think.

Shaping the future

Making a successful transition from student to social worker

Student

What's it like for a student leaving university and making the transition into the world of work?

Iriss teamed up with Glasgow Caledonian University, SSSC, the Scottish Association of Social Workers and the Scottish Government to find out. About 120 final year students as well as newly qualified social workers gathered at GCU on 22 January 2015 to share information and experience with aim of helping to shape the future direction of social work.