At the Foundation for Social Welfare
Services (FSWS) our employees are fundamental to our success and instrumental
in achieving our goals. Our Agencies, Aġenzija Appoġġ, Aġenzija Sapport and Aġenzija Sedqa, are committed
to providing quality services to those in need. A knowledgeable,
learning-orientated workforce contributes towards this endeavour.
To provide enriched training to FSWS staff
and relevant stakeholders.
This objective is achieved by equipping persons
working with children, young people, adults and families in need with the
necessary skills and expertise to reach the Foundation’s pre-set goals. This
mission also focuses on the well-being and professional development of social
FSWS is committed to providing on-going
training and professional development to all FSWS employees and relevant
stakeholders. Our efficient Training Team continuously strives to identify
opportunities that contribute to the professional development and competence of
employees and other third parties. Our sector is dynamic and so training plans
are also carefully designed to proactively deal with emerging training needs.
Such training may be delivered by internal, external or overseas professionals
to FSWS staff and other third parties.
We mentor and coach newly appointed
employees and ensure on-going training to provide opportunities to grow within
the Foundation. The induction training follows a structured approach that
facilitates understanding of and familiarisation with our mission, goals, policies
and procedures. The FSWS sets high standards and therefore commitment and
determination of each individual is imperative.
Core training opportunities also include Malta-based
internal and external training sessions provided by highly qualified and
competent professionals, on-going updates of changes in the social sector,
participation in local conferences and workshops, and international training
opportunities that enhance employees’ knowledge and skills. Training is
provided to staff and the FSWS also works closely with identified NGOs for the
purpose of cross training, as deemed necessary and appropriate.
FSWS fosters a philosophy that emphasises
professional staff development and well-being
in order to promote confidence, leadership skills and critical thinking amongst
employees. In practical terms, FSWS ensures that identified training needs are
addressed in the most efficient and economical manner. On-going training
evaluations are maintained to ensure that training objectives are achieved.