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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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Job Description: Deployment Engineer Division/Department Cloud Services/Deployment Reports to Deployment Manager Location London Type of position Permanent Level/Grade (if applicable) Customer (if applicable) Liaison (if applicable) Role Description NTT Europe has an immediate requirement for a Deployment Engineer based in its London office to assist with the delivery of complex managed IT service...
The position is within a rapidly growing innovative, Powertrain R&D centre and they are looking to recruit talented individuals to join their young and ambitious R&D centre. They offer the unique opportunity to work in a research focused environment with likeminded colleagues, supported by a leading automotive manufacturer. They are looking for individuals who are experts in their field and who wo...
Our client are currently seeking a QA/BA to join the team on an initial 3 month contract. The successful candidate will have a background in both manual and automated testing and have worked within Agile environments having worked around customer journeys. The successful candidate will be responsible for QA and BA duties. Key responsibilities: - *Elaborating project requirements and problem statem...
We are seeking a CIPS qualified Purchasing Assistant on behalf of our client, an internationally recognised manufacturer based in Wolverhampton. You will have relevant experience within the manufacturing/engineering sector and will have extensive knowledge of steel and raw material grades. If you are ambitious, self motivated and looking to join a company that offers real career progression then p...
GI Group are looking for Food Production Operatives to work for our client who is a World Leader in Food ingredients and flavours who service the food and beverage industry. The duties involve: Working on a food production line Placing the ingredients together to produce meals Placing ready meals into plastic sleeves Working in a cold chilled environment The role does involve standing on your feet...
GENERAL OPERATIVES £6.50 - £8.69per hour I have immediate starts available for Warehouse Operatives with previous experience. This is a great company to work for who offer excellent training and opportunities to gain a regular shift pattern of 4 on 4 off. You will be required to work 12 hour shifts over a 7 day period. You must be flexible to work over 7 days and able to work at short notice. If y...
JOB TITLE: LECTURER IN ENGLISH (FIXED TERM FOR ONE YEAR IN THE FIRST INSTANCE) POST NO: WREQ 0132 GRADE: LECTURER SCALE 1-8 Job Purpose The person appointed will be responsible for teaching English on a range of courses including GCSE, Functional Skills and ESOL. The successful candidate will join the cross college English and Maths team who are responsible for the delivery of English courses to l...
Incite BI have partnered with leading large physical Asset Management Business, within the utilities sector, to assist in the appointment of an Interim "Asset Information Development Leader". This is an exciting opportunity to make a real impact and the role forms part of a wider Transformation programme surrounding the way data is used in this business. The team sits between the business and Asse...
Based in Newport, 37 hours per week – Actual salary £25,361 pa Full term permanent position Who are we? Charter provides homes for people. Well maintained homes which people can live in at rents which are affordable to them. Charter cares about the things which are important in the lives of its tenants and want to make sure their communities are safe and attractive places to live. What will you do...
We are currently recruiting for a Production Supervisor for one of our prestigious clients based in the Stockport area. Salary circa £20,000+ per year dependent upon experience. This is an ongoing role Monday-Friday. Job Purpose Statement To support the Production Manager in the day to day running of the Production department To assist Production team members in carrying out their duties To provid...
Are you a skilled buyer? Are you looking for a new opportunity within procurement? A very exciting opportunity has arisen to work with some of the best retail and hospitality companies within the UK. The job purpose is to work on behalf of well known clients to identify and implement high performing supply chain solutions which reduce costs. Key Accountabilities Interact with key stakeholders and...
My client is a leading organisation operating within the Outsourced Services sector. They are now looking to recruit a talented individual to the role of Contract Manager. In this role you will interface with onsite teams and external service providers to ensure full contract compliance and in particular that the standards across hard and soft services are being achieved. To succeed in the role yo...
Specialist Cleaner - Stockport Ref BIN004082 Division Gala Bingo County Cheshire Location/Store Stockport Club Full Time/Part Time Part Time Contract Type Permanent Hours per Week Planned number of hires Salary Summary Specialist Cleaner We are looking for specialist cleaners to make our clubs sparkle! About Us. The cleanliness of our clubs is very important to our customers and so the role of spe...
Our client is looking for an individual to take responsibility for MI reporting and to support the MI Manager in the production of accurate and timely MI to meet the needs of the operation and external stakeholders. Your responsibilities would be to: Produce daily, weekly and monthly MI in conjunction with MI support Work in conjunction with external auditors on data cleanse reviews Get involved i...
Rubicon People are recruiting for an experienced car valeter to work at a prestigious car dealership in central Ferndown. You must be over 25 years old and have a clean full UK driving licence. Free Parking is available....
Chichester, South East/Southern, PO198PH
This opportunity is with a business unit of one of the UKs' leading Salads producers supplying retailer, food service and further manufacturers with top quality UK grown crops. Your remit will be to manage the profitable performance and development of this growing operation. This is a broad operations based role where you will drive variety/ product development, and overhead/cost management You'll...
Salary - Commission & Fees only Job description: Working on a self employed basis, the role involves visiting domestic addresses where there is an outstanding utility account to obtain settlement. The Field Representatives job is to visit properties where there is an outstanding balance due to our client in order to obtain the outstanding balance or agree a repayment plan. Customers are able to pa...
Salary - Commission & Fees only Job description: Working on a self employed basis, the role involves visiting domestic addresses where there is an outstanding utility account to obtain settlement. The Field Representatives job is to visit properties where there is an outstanding balance due to our client in order to obtain the outstanding balance or agree a repayment plan. Customers are able to pa...
Salary - Commission & Fees only Job description: Working on a self employed basis, the role involves visiting domestic addresses where there is an outstanding utility account to obtain settlement. The Field Representatives job is to visit properties where there is an outstanding balance due to our client in order to obtain the outstanding balance or agree a repayment plan. Customers are able to pa...
Extending the boundaries of therapeutic care, education, and knowledge Do you have experience and/or qualification in Residential Child Care? Are you: * Good at communicating with young people? * Resilient, robust and resourceful? * Honest, reliable, compassionate? *Flexible, fun and hard-working? Oracle Care is an established specialist residential therapeutic and educational service, committed t...

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