Social Work Jobs

Social Work Job Overview

Social work is a challenging career, but people who are caring by nature, good communicators and listeners, are able to withstand pressure both from clients and in work situations, and who are able to be totally professional yet flexible in their work find that the rewards of the job are immense.
Social workers function in a variety of settings, such as within communities, health clinics, hospitals, and schools, and may work for private organisations or for government or local authorities.
Typically, a social worker will focus on one particular group of clients, including:
  • Children at risk in home situations
  • Elderly people
  • Youngsters who have been or are in offender institutions
  • People with mental health conditions
  • Individuals with physical or learning disabilities
  • Homeless people
  • Substance abusers

Social Worker Job Education Requirements

To become a social worker a person has to achieve an undergraduate or master's degree in social work. To be accepted at a learning institution, it is often good to have some practical experience of caring work either as a volunteer, through work experience at school level, or as a paid worker. Entry requirements vary throughout the UK but usually applicants need at least 5 GCSEs grade A* to C, including English and maths, and 2 to 4 A-levels. Once qualified, a social worker has to be registered with one of the four UK regulators in order to practice.
A social work assistant, who works with a qualified social worker, needs to have practical experience in care situations and can work towards a diploma or certificate in social care.

Social Work Job Market

Research shows that the UK job market is open for newly qualified social workers (NQSW). Around 96 per cent of local authorities are willing to employ NQSWs, although are not actively recruiting them. However, in reality it's not always easy to find employment as a NQSW as many of the jobs on offer are only suitable for experienced social workers.
There will always be a demand for social workers in today's society and social worker teams throughout the country have vacancies.

Social Worker Job Salaries

Entry-level social workers can earn between £19,500 and £25,000 per year and an experienced worker's annual income varies between £26,000 and £40,000. Social workers in management roles may achieve £60,000 to £70,000, depending on seniority. An assistant social worker may receive between £12,500 and £22,000 per year, based on experience and responsibilities. An agency worker will probably be paid about £7 to £10 an hour.
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Category Manager /Category Consultant / Range Planner - FMCG/RETAIL - LONDON Are you a Category Analyst looking for your next challenge? If you are looking to work for a well respected leading blue chip organisation which promotes internal growth and offers an exciting working environment, then this could be the job for you. THE COMPANY You could join a leading marketing analytics and CRM consulta...
Level 3 Nursery Nurse in Croydon Are you looking for a supportive work place? Wanting somewhere where you can make a difference? There is a nursery school in Purley, Croydon who are looking for a level 3 Nursery Nurse to join their team. The role will require you to have had experience with children with special needs as there are three key children who you will be supporting until July 2015. This...
Senior Insight Analyst - Client Side Greater London Up to £50,000 + Competitive bonus and benefits inc free travel, gym, healthcare, pension Are you an Insight Analyst fed up of reading the same adverts time and time again? Are you looking for a unique position with a company that will give you new challenges and exciting opportunities to develop within customer insight? Are you passionate about d...
BRAND MANAGER/ SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER - Packaging / Design / Creative / Brand Salary - £35 - £40k basic Staffordshire / Birmingham / West Midlands location OVERVIEW • To work for a KEY CLIENT - a fast growing company with a sharp & sleek approach. • To control, manage and ADD VALUE from the initial design brief to in-store launches. • The ideal candidate will be working in a Design / Creative / Br...
Delegate Sales Executive - Energy Markets London 18K-23K + travel and a great OTE potential Are you interested in Energy Markets? Are you target driven? Experienced in sales? If so, this role is for you. The Company The role sits within a market leading publication and business intelligence company who create events and conferences for various sectors. This particular role sitting within energy ma...
SENIOR CREDIT RISK PORTFOLIO ANALYST - SAS/SQL A major retail bank is currently looking for a Senior Credit Risk Portfolio Analyst with SAS/SQL skills to become part of their team and provide insight and analytics across a variety of different portfolios. Based in Central London they are seeking a SAS/SQL analyst with experience in retail finance who can work proactively to contribute to the team...
Category Manager /Category Consultant / Range Planner - FMCG/RETAIL - LONDON Are you a Category Analyst looking for your next challenge? If you are looking to work for a well respected leading blue chip organisation which promotes internal growth and offers an exciting working environment, then this could be the job for you. THE COMPANY You could join a leading marketing analytics and CRM consulta...
Business Analyst Consultant - Financial Services Business Analyst Consultant - Financial Services, financial services, trading systems, multi asset class, OMS, Order management, Risk Management, commodities, agile, SDLC, equities, fixed income, derivatives, data migration *ATTENTION* An award winning multi-disciplinary technology consultancy is in search of a high callibre Business Analyst Consult...
Product Manager / Business Analyst - Energy Trading Product Manager / Business Analyst - Energy Trading , Commodities, Energy, Trading, Front End, UX, UI, GUI, User Interface, Business Analyst, Business Analysis *ATTENTION* An industry leading energy/commodities trading software provider is in search of a high callibre Product Manager / Business Analyst - Energy Trading to join their London office...
Product Manager / Product Analyst - Financial Services Product Manager / Product Analyst - Financial Services, Clearing & Settlements, Exchange, Middle Office, Back Office, Trading Systems, SWIFT, Product Analyst, Mifid, Basell II, Post Trade *ATTENTION* A leading global exchange which provides investors, financial institutions and companies access to global capital markets is in search of a high...
Product Manager / Product Analyst - Financial Services Product Manager, Financial Services, Fixed Income, Exchange, Liquidity, Trading, Regulation, EMIR, Dodd Frank, Basel II, Mifid *ATTENTION* A leading financial services exchange is in search of a "big hitter" Product Manager / Product Analyst - Financial Services to join their fixed income team and steer their Fixed Income liquidity product. Th...
Andover, South East/Southern, SP102HR
5 x Warehouse Operatives required for a local company in Andover, which is currently expanding. Free parking and tea and coffee facilities are available. Hourly pay is £6.50 per hour Temp - Perm after 12 weeks for successful candidates Hours are 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday with 30 minutes lunch break and 2 x 15 minute breaks Suitable candidates will be required to: Be articulate and numerate Be able...
Drama Teacher in Harrow Tradewind is currently recruiting for a Drama Teacher with experience as a Director for a school in Harrow. This is a fantastic opportunity for a teacher with a proven track record to join a thriving school environment and secure themselves a long term role. The successful candidate will have experience of delivering Drama to all levels and experience as a director would be...
Andover, South East/Southern, SP102HR
5 x experienced solderers required for a local reputable company in Andover. Hourly rate £7.19 - £8.20 depending on experience Immediate starts These positions will be an ongoing temporary assignment. The successful candidate will be required to: Have experience in soldering electrical equipment Keen eye for detail Able to assemble components Work in a small team Work to deadlines Be able to start...
Andover, South East/Southern, SP102HR
Gi Group Andover are having Open Mornings every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am - 11.30m. You will need to bring your passport or original A4 Birth Certificate (with parents' details) and proof of your National Insurance number to be able to register. We are looking to register people who would like temporary adhoc and permanent work in both Industrial and Commercial areas. Please call...
Early Years Educator in Greenwich A large primary school in Greenwich is seeking an experienced Early Years Educator. They require someone to work between the hours of 8.30am -4.00pm. The ideal candidate should be adaptable, reliable and would be required to work with both Nursery and Reception aged children. The school prides itself on providing an outstanding educational environment and the staf...
The Company Dynamic, highly successful and established organisation The role Compliance & Regulatory analyst/ Data Analyst Key Skills *Experience of working within an industry / company underpinned by a complex regulatory framework. * Experience of working in compliance or data analyst * Experience in developing policy and process, and their subsequent application *Exposure to end to end managemen...
SUPPLY POOL - HAYS EDUCATION Supply Teachers required for schools in Swindon and surrounding areas. Hays Education has been established in for over 20 years and is the number 1 Education and Teaching agency in Swindon. We work with over 1600 schools every week and our staff support over 150,000 children. Hays Education has combined experience of over 75 years within the South West and strive to gi...
Teaching Assistant in Hillingdon A primary school in Hillingdon are looking for a general Teaching Assistant (TA) to support there year 2 (YR2) class, assisting the class teacher with general class activities. The school is looking for someone that is both dedicated and enthusiastic. The majority of your time would be carrying out the usual task of a Teaching Assistant but additionally you would h...
Category Manager /Category Consultant / Range Planner - FMCG/RETAIL - LONDON Are you a Category Analyst looking for your next challenge? If you are looking to work for a well respected leading blue chip organisation which promotes internal growth and offers an exciting working environment, then this could be the job for you. THE COMPANY You could join a leading marketing analytics and CRM consulta...

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