Social Work Jobs

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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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IT Procurement Manager - Cutting Edge FTSE 100 Technology Major - City OR North London - £45k - £55k + Bonus + Benefits This innovative FTSE 100 Technology major is looking for a creative and up-and-coming IT Procurement expert to join their award-winning function. The successful applicant will enjoy a collaborative team environment, be a pivotal player in moving the Technology Sourcing function t...

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A brand new primary school in Ealing are looking for a Nursery Nurse to join there enthusiastic team. Start: ASAP - July 2015, potential perm contract Pay: £70 - £80 per day The successful candidate would have to have a background of working within the early years foundation (EYFS) and it is essential that they hold a university degree or there CACHE level 3 in child care and education. Tradewind...

Data Management/Data Architecture Analytics Manager - SAS/SQL Edinburgh Up to £55k + bonus If you can see yourself responsible for the business design and management of analytics transformation solutions then this exciting new role at a well established and exciting brand may be exactly what you are looking for. THE ROLE: As Analytics Manager you will lead the business design for the analytical tr...

A highly successful mixed comprehensive school in East London seek an English teacher for maternity cover commencing in late Feb 2015. The role is initially a 1 term contract, but there is a strong possibility that it could turn into a permanent contract for the right candidate. OFSTED has judged the school to be 'outstanding in all categories'. Public examinations results are similarly excellent....

Newham Position: Music Start date: Feb 2015 - July 2015 Daily rate = £140-£165 per day Our client in Newham is seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher of Music to start in February. This position could be made permanent for the right person. The school is a modern, forward thinking school with good funding and brand new facilities. It has 1200 pupils who are all expected to be pushed to reach th...

Southwark Position: Science Teacher Pay rate: £140-£165 PER DAY Feb 2015 - July 2015 Our client in Southwark is seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher of Science to start next half term. The Science department has excellent facilities/ resources and has 8 other full time teaching staff, plus two technicians. It has 1200 pupils with a variety of cultures and religions. The school holds a GOOD ra...

Tradewind are currently looking for an excellent SEN Teaching Assistant to support a number of classes across Key Stage 1 and early Years in a superb school in the Merton The main requirement of this role would be to support the class teachers in years 1 and 2 with the daily class routines but also leading focus groups with high achieving or low ability children. As the school is 3 form entry you...

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Deputy Care Centre Manager/Deputy Customer Service Manager £10.75-per hour (£21,000pa)+Commission-Temp to Perm-Tyne and Wear, Sunderland. World Leading developer and marketer of medical technologies based in Sunderland, close to the City Centre. Our client is a specialist in Healthcare and has operations in 90 countries and employs over 8000 people. With a track record of innovative and award winn...

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Are you: Reliable and punctual? Flexible and accurate? A team player? Assertive and fair? Someone who enjoys working with young people? Exams are among the most important and stressful events in the life of any learner. In order to give our young people the best chance to gain the qualifications they have worked for, we need people to help conduct the exams calmly, efficiently and fairly, and to m...

Tradewind Recruitment are looking to recruit a experienced school Science Technician to join an experienced team of 3 Technicians at a multi-cultural secondary school in the London Borough of Hounslow. For the successful applicant, you will be required to meet all practical requirements of a large, dynamic and high achieving department. You must have previous experience as a Science Technician in...

SANZA Teaching is currently working on behalf of a two form entry primary school based in Merton who is looking to recruit a talented, innovative and charismatic teacher to join their friendly team in April 2015. The successful candidate could be a NQT with the potential to make a significant individual contribution to this school or an experienced, exemplary teacher with a proven record of raisin...

Are you a confident primary teacher who has the ability to deliver engaging lessons to small groups of children? Can you capture the imagination of your students? Are you experienced with the latest national curriculum frameworks? A friendly and supportive three form entry primary school in Greenford is currently looking for an experienced teacher to work across EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)...

As the Specifications Technologist your role will be to manage the completion and maintenance of technical information in order to meet both the business and customer requirements across two Manufacturing sites. Reporting directly into the Process Development Manager, you will ensure the accurate and timely completion of customer specifications for multiple customers here within the UK. This role...

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