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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The EMEA Securities Operations Risk team provide independent assessment and monitoring of risk and control issues. The role of Regulatory Reporting Specialist is to oversee the collation, storage and quality control of EMEA related regulatory reporting obligations for Securities Operations. Responsibilities As VP, Regulatory Reporting Oversight Specialist you main responsibilities will involve: *...
Business Development Consultant £30,000 - £35,000 + Bonus Watford New and exciting opportunity to work for one of the largest automotive skills academies in the country. A well-established training provider is looking for a new Business Development Consultant to open up national apprenticeship vacancies for this provider. The training provider is one of the leading lights of the automotive skills...
Kent, South East/Southern, TN48AT
Pricing Analyst, Kent. Up to £40,000 plus excellent benefits and development. Individual is sought to support the Pricing & Analysis Manager in ensuring accurate technical pricing, price optimisation, insurance analysis and projection of ultimate loss ratio. Responsibilities: To use analysis to influence business policy and strategy - demonstrating a clear, beneficial and measurable impact on P&L....
Why Dreams? We talk beds, we think beds we even dream about beds. It's our love of beds and a great night's sleep that unites us. We're the UK's leading bed experts, by listening to our customers and truly understanding their needs we can help more people choose the right bed for them. T The Role A talented Creative Artworker is required to create and maintain Dreams Point of Sale portfolio. The m...
Why Dreams? We talk beds, we think beds we even dream about beds. It's our love of beds and a great night's sleep that unites us. We're the UK's leading bed experts, by listening to our customers and truly understanding their needs we can help more people choose the right bed for them. T The Role A talented Creative Artworker is required to create and maintain Dreams Point of Sale portfolio. The m...
Group Car Sales Administrator PER GUSAL London £22,000 - £24,000 Basic D.O.E Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30pm Our client based in London is now looking to recruit a Group UCar Sales Administrator to join their busy volume brand main dealership. Apply today to avoid disappointment The ideal candidate for this role will have previous main dealership experience and our client has instructed that Ke...
Gateshead, Tyne-Tees
Head of Skills Projects The position will be covering Gateshead, London and other future locations Salary £55,000 + Benefits Fuel Card Provided Must be a Car Owner The Head of Skills Projects will have full responsibility for all elements of large scale projects within Skills with a key focus on new contract implementation. This will include all aspects from the initial award of the contract or fu...
Health and Social Care Assessor £21,000 - £23,000 Reading (Berkshire) We are currently searching for an experienced and enthusiastic Health and Social Care Assessor to cover the Bristol and Gloucestershire area. This organisation is a fast growing training provider that are sub-contracting an SFA funding stream from a major provider worth in excess of £2 million. This provider has in the area of 4...
We are recruiting for 2 FLT CB drivers to work at our client based in Solihull, our client manufactures car parts for a leading car manufacturer. This is an ongoing weekend shift until Christmas - shifts are rotational Days & Nights. Night shift will be Friday 10pm - 6am, Saturday & Sunday 6pm - 6am. Day shift will be Saturday & Sunday 6am - 6pm. Work will be available in the week aswell covering...
Business Development Consultant £25,000 + Bonus Watford New and exciting opportunity to work for one of the largest automotive skills academies in the country. A well-established training provider is looking for a new Business Development Consultant to open up national apprenticeship vacancies for this provider. The training provider is one of the leading lights of the automotive skills sector as...
NURSERY OFFICER - VARIOUS The Role Opportunities are available for experienced Nursery Officers to work at our Day Nurseries in Woodville, Ashby and Whitwick. We are looking to recruit highly enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are passionate about delivering excellent standards of care for the children. Remuneration We offer a competitive salary based on experience. The Candidate Qualified...
Light Vehicle Assessor £23,500 - £28,000 + £5,000 car package Eastcote or Watford New and exciting opportunity to work for one of the largest automotive skills academies in the country. A well-established training provider is looking for a new Light Vehicle Assessor to be based in the Eastcote or Watford area. The training provider is one of the leading lights of the automotive skills sector as is...
Job Title:Senior Project Manager Department:Construction Responsible to:Construction Director Purpose/Objective The Senior ProjectManager is responsible for overseeing large and technically complex projects on multiple projects, taking responsibility for the contracts from handover to completion and ensuring a high level of service and satisfaction is provided to the client/principle contractor. R...
Transline Group urgently require Returns Desk Operatives working on a clothing returns desk for our ongoing contract in SELBY, North Yorkshire This is not your normal warehouse position in that you will be working on a returns desk similar to what you would find in a high street clothing store dealing with returned clothing and with the repacking of the items Client Description Our Client is one o...
Geography teacher required for a secondary school in Kingston A large, mixed Secondary school in Kingston are urgently seeking to appoint a Geography teacher for an immediate start. Our client is a large mixed Secondary school with excellent facilities and good train links from Clapham Junction and Wimbledon. The Head of Humanities is interviewing now for a suitable candidate to teach KS3 - KS4 Ge...
Assessor £25,000 - £28,000 + £5,000 car package Covering the M4 Corridor New and exciting opportunity to work for one of the largest automotive skills academies in the country. A well-established training provider is looking for a new Assessor to cover an area including the M4 corridor. The training provider is one of the leading lights of the automotive skills sector as is shown by their multiple...
Maths Teacher in Westminster Do you want to earn £120-£160 per day? Work for an established agency that has strong relationships with schools all over Greater London? Have access to free CPD training? Look no further than Tradewind Recruitment Required for September 2014; an enthusiastic Math Teacher to work in a growing department. This position would be suitable for an NQT. The successful candid...
Are you available immediately and able to commute to Birchwood? THIS JOB STARTS ON THE 20th October! Inbound Call Centre Advisors Warrington, Birchwood Great transport links. Close to local rail station with shuttle bus and on commuter bus routes. Directly off M62 Junction 11 Salary: £7.50 per hour We are looking for the very best Call Centre Advisors for a new job in the Warrington area. Taking c...
Food Technology Teacher in Harrow Tradewind is currently recruiting for a Design Technology Teacher with a specialism in Food Technology 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. We would also accept applications from teachers with experience of Catering or Hospitali...
Business Manager - Glasgow & Paisley We are currently recruiting for an experienced Business Manager for our clients reputable dealer site in the Glasgow & Paisley area. The position will entail aiding the customers in finding the right finance package to suit their needs. Working closely with the executives and the Sales Manager you will need to show a strong F&I knowledge to aid the department....

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