Council Worker of the Year Awards 2010 - Winners have been announced
The winners have been chosen by you the public! Click on each category to see who has won.
Joanne Butterworth - Winner!
Therapeutic Social Worker, Salford City Council
Joanne Butterworth a Therapeutic Social Worker, was Salford City Council's employee of the year in 2009.
She is committed to reducing discrimination against young people with learning disabilities. She helps young people and parents to communicate better about sexual health issues and growing up.
Joanne has developed an assessment tool for use when a young person's behaviour is of concern and unlike other assessments can be used before offences are committed. The tool identifies where behaviour is due to a lack of knowledge or understanding, and where appropriate monitoring and support systems are needed so that an action plan can be developed involving the young person.
Joanne works tirelessly to support others and has influenced many areas of the service including policy and practice. She helped develop a group-work programme for college students and integrated the needs of young people with learning disabilities into Speakeasy training for parents.
Working with Young People 2010
A council worker who has shown exceptional dedication in the service of young people
Team of the Year 2010
A council team whose work has shone and stood out above all others
Community Engagement 2010
A council worker who has found effective ways for their council to engage more with its community
Lifetime Service 2010
A council worker who deserves recognition for long and outstanding service to their council
Green Award 2010
Someone who has developed a green initiative that has had a beneficial impact on the environment
A council worker who has demonstrated an act of bravery in the course of their daily life