Welcome to Jacaranda

Our vision and purpose is to support providers of social services to achieve stable workforces which work relationally and holistically. We do this by providing:

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  • permanent recruitment of social workers
  • permanent recruitment of social pedagogues
  • learning and development courses in social pedagogy
  • systemic support for transformation programmes
  • the Crossfields Institute Level 3 and Level 5 Diplomas in Social Pedagogy

 

Since 2003 we have assisted organisations reduce their agency costs and achieve more stability in staff teams. We’re proud to have recruited many social workers from around the world who have progressed their careers here. In 2004 one of our first candidates was offered a permanent social work post – fast forward to over a decade later when Bianka won the 2016 Social Worker of the Year Award.

 

We at Jacaranda are passionate about the development of social pedagogy. We recruit social pedagogues and offer learning and development courses, including the Crossfields Institute Level 3 and Level 5 Diplomas in Social Pedagogy. We offer guidance for development programmes, from small projects to national developments. If you would like to talk to people who have experience of the postive impact of social pedagogy, please contact us.

Read here about the first group of staff and foster carers to graduate with the Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Social Pedagogy.

We support the wider development of social pedagogy via our involvement in the set-up of the Social Pedagogy Professional Association and the Social Pedagogy Development Network.

Lemn Sissay and Professor Becky Francis in conversation at the launch of the Social Pedagogy Professional Association

Lemn Sissay and Professor Becky Francis in conversation at the launch of the Social Pedagogy Professional Association

See more photos of the launch of the Social Pedagogy Professional Association here.