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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Hays Education are seeking applications from enthusiastic and well qualified teachers of Physics to join a highly successful department. Physics is taught throughout KS3, most students study Physics as a separate GCSE and it is one of the most popular A Level choices. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach across all three key stages. If you believe you have the vision and commitm...
Financial Investigator Central Birmingham 7 months contract Monday to Friday- 9.00 to 5.00- 37 hours per week with a 4.30 finish on Friday Hays are currently working with the national audit office in the management of asset recovery. This is a temporary position to help restore debt. You will be required to conduct detailed investigations, tracing the recovery of criminal assets relating to confis...
£25K Basic + Bonus + Incentives/Benefits Central London Be part of a Boutique Financial Executive Search Firm, on their exclusive trainee graduate scheme. Working to headhunt and recruit senior professionals at top tier investment banks – this company is looking to hire a well-educated, articulate, research focused graduate – who possesses excellent relationship building and communication skills....
Process Analyst Our client, a FTSE 50 organisation are presently seeking a Process Analyst to join their Hounslow based team. Process Analyst Summary Strong process mapping experience to support the acceleration of documenting standard As Is processes within the R2R (Record to Report) area. Process Analyst Experience needed: • Process mapping skills using ARIS or similar process documentation tool...
Child Protection Social Worker Job Minimum Three-Month Contract Level 3 Social Worker Central Milton Keynes £30-£34 per hour We are currently seeking an experienced Social Worker for a three-month contract for Milton Keynes Council. You will work with children, young people and families with a variety of needs and manage a complex caseload, striving to deliver excellent practice, which is focused...
Tunbridge Wells, South East/Southern, TN48AT
Housing Officer / Neighbourhood Housing Officer / Estates Officer. An exciting new job opportunity has arisen for a Housing Officer in the Tunbridge wells area. Managing a patch of 700 new build properties you will work closely with the development team to ensure the smooth handover of these properties. You will be the main point of contact for new tenants of new developments within the project pe...
An amazing opportunity has arisen within a globally branded organisation for an EMEA Procurement Category Manager - Marketing to join part of the rapidly changing procurement function Your aim is to manage marketing spend, reduce suppliers and create cost reduction for the organisation across Europe The organisation is going through a huge transformation project within Indirect procurement Car, Bo...
TEACHER OF GEOGRAPHY Required for September 2015 MPS St. Benedict's Catholic High School is situated in semi-rural South Warwickshire with 711 pupils aged 11-19 years. We are a community of 119 dedicated teaching and support staff who serve to educate, inspire and care for each and every student entrusted to us. St. Benedict's is 'Outstanding' at Ofsted (2012/13) and at Section 48 (2013), and is i...
A Trainee Buyer is required to join a family run business and a leading supplier of bar and catering products in the South West. This year they have celebrated their 125th birthday and are aiming to further develop their business by recruiting motivated people who wish to grow with them. This role is ideal for someone seeking to build a career in a busy Buying Office. The role includes working clo...
At Vistaprint we’re looking for Graduate Analysts to join us at either our European headquarters in Barcelona or at our newest office in London. Here you’ll be able to put all those theories you´ve been studying into action to drive strategic recommendations that fully impact our business performance. You will be given the opportunity to grow and develop both personally and professionally as well...
Interested in ATL/BTL campaigns Experience working within an integrated agency Experience in POS would be an added bonus! Salary: up to £22,000 This is an excellent opportunity to get yourself started within a vibrant agency environment working on some worldwide accounts within a really fun team. Premier are acting as an employment agency...
Commercial Administrator Are you experienced in Administration seeking a new opportunity where you can grow and develop within a Business? Do you have strong IT skills along with excellent communication and organisational skills? A well-established company based in Ferndown have an opportunity working as a Commercial Administrator supporting the Commercial team on a permeant basis. This is a fresh...
Role Title: Dye Sub Print Operator Salary: 20K Job Ref: VAC-20801 Location: West Yorkshire Hours: Shift Work My client is a Large Format Digital print company located in West Yorkshire. Due to a recent growth they now require a Dye Sublimation Print Operator to join their award winning team. Dye sublimation printing experience essential Be able to work within a team Operate and run jobs to the spe...
PMLD (Profound and Multiple Difficulties) Teaching Assistant in Camden A Special school in Camden that caters for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Autism (ASD) is looking for an SEN teaching assistant to join their dedicated team of staff. The role is full-time and is to start as soon as possible until at least July 2015. The sc...
English Teacher Job: Newham Job Role: Secondary English Teacher - KS3 & 4 Location: Newham, East London Salary: £130 - 188 per day Start: Immediate start, January 2015, Long-term Temporary An all-girls school within the Newham borough are looking to employ a qualified Key Stage 3 and 4 English Teacher for a long-term temporary position with intention of going permanent for the right candidate. Thi...
Igloo is recruiting for experienced automotive smart repairers for our client who is based in Corby,Northamptonshire. Immediate starts available for the right candidates You should have previous experience with: - Smart repairs - High speed polishing - Paint 'touch ins' - Alloy wheel repairs - Re-fitting wheels and trimming. Interior repairs and windscreen repair and replacement experience preferr...
Southampton, South East/Southern
My client, a leading Support Services Group are looking to recruit a talented Total FM Operations Director for a leading NHS PFI contract. Currently going through a major change programme you will work closely with the senior management to: To lead the Operational Team in the consistent delivery of operational FM solutions across a business unit or a large and complex area. Drive implementation of...
Senior Campaign Analytics Consultant London The job: We're showing the UK how technology can make the everyday better. Our people are keeping our customers happy with great service, and our network, which has been named as the best in the UK, is keeping their digital lives connected. Empowered, challenged, supported and rewarded, our people are the key to our success. And the Sunday Times agrees....
SF17 - Propositions Manager Our client a major player within the Financial Services private banking space is looking for a Propositions manager. This is on an initial 12 month contract and is looking to pay £250-350 pday. You will be responsible for coordinating and managing a series of digital propositions. Key responsibilities Coordinate propositions developments with key stakeholders Manage ext...
Client: Our Client who specialise within Facilities Management are looking to recruit a Procurement Specialist who has experience of working in a similar environment to assist them on an interim basis. Experience: - Experience of working within the Public Sector would be beneficial. - Experience of working for a Water, Gas, Electrical supplying company would be excellent. - Indirect Procurement Ex...

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