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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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OTE £28,000 plus fantastic benefits Permanent As the leading home entertainment and communication provider in the UK and Ireland, we're always on the lookout for great people who can provide a first class sales experience in our clients Retail Stores. And if you're the kind of person who relishes the thought of showcasing brilliant entertainment, innovative technology, working as part of a team an...
OTE £28,000 plus fantastic benefits Permanent As the leading home entertainment and communication provider in the UK and Ireland, we're always on the lookout for great people who can provide a first class sales experience in our clients Retail Stores. And if you're the kind of person who relishes the thought of showcasing brilliant entertainment, innovative technology, working as part of a team an...
OTE £28,000 plus fantastic benefits Permanent As the leading home entertainment and communication provider in the UK and Ireland, we're always on the lookout for great people who can provide a first class sales experience in our clients Retail Stores. And if you're the kind of person who relishes the thought of showcasing brilliant entertainment, innovative technology, working as part of a team an...
CLAIMS HANDLER/CLAIMS TECHNICIAN BIRMINGHAM Up to 22k depending on experience Due to continued growth I am currently recruiting for a Property Claims Handler. The ideal candidate will have some practical experience in property claims, however, those from a commercial property claims background or those with a CII accreditation will be considered. You will be responsible for your own case load deal...
The candidate will have a background in Trading Logistics or Finance, along with a working knowledge of Dynamics AX 2012. At least 4 year's experience of Dynamics AX Understanding of the End User environment Strong knowledge of the technical aspects of AX and its capabilities A proven track record within delivering solutions Good knowledge of AX Modules:Production, Finance, Configuration, Trade &...
Dynamics AX Developer, Cardiff, 6 month contract, £500 p/d My client requires a developer with experience working within a Dynamics AX team. The successful candidate will be liaising with the two Functional Consultants on the team, in an effort to resolve issues they are having. You will also be working closely with the project manager and understanding the wider business needs is crucial for this...
Site Support Manager Greater Manchester £30,000 - £35,000 + Benefits Role Profile An industry leading and rapidly expanding distribution business, based in Greater Manchester with an impressive fulfilment and distribution operation has enlisted the services of Cast UK to assist in the recruitment of a Site Support Manager to manage Blue-chip accounts across retail and FMCG sectors and a team of fo...
SUPPLY CHAIN CONSULTANTS Glue Reply are UK's leading architectural consultancy and currently going through a major period of expansion. To build on our success so far and to grow our Retail Business Unit we are now recruiting for Supply Chain Consultants to work with some of UK's most prestigious retailers to deliver world class Supply Chain solutions. Role Working closely with business teams to d...
Fantastic opportunity which would be suitable for established Supervisor who are looking for a new challenge or Senior Administrator looking for the next phase. Main Duties will include manage all functions associated with the administration of the employee benefit plans. Coordinate and manage operational and non-strategic aspects of employee benefits, including Pension, Private Medical Insurance,...
The Role A multinational company are seeking a Global Mobility Manager to join their team for 12 months. Reporting into the Compensation and Benefits Director, this role will be responsible for mobility programs and compensation design. There is also the opportunity to get involved in some Compensation & Benefit projects. Key Responsibilities Project management of key regional projects Lead for al...
The Role Working closely with the Head of Reward and Reward Manager, this role will be responsible for supporting the implementation of Broadbanding using Tower Watson global grading structure. The role will also be expected to support the Reward team with the core departmental activities including benchmarking, bonus review and processing pay deal. Key Responsibilities - Support the implementatio...
My client is a global end user of Salesforce.com with over 450 users globally based in London.They are currently looking for a SFDC hybrid CRM / Project manager who will be more projects focused rather than user support. This role is ideal for a SFDC administrator looking to jump into a more analytic role. You will also provide support and training, both on-line and in person, to there global user...
Home Manager / Registered Manager Children/Young Peoples Service South Yorkshire £24,000 Hays Social care is working with a small, but highly respected, care provider in the South Yorkshire area to appoint a Manager to oversee a small service for children and young people with disabilities and EBD As a strong leader, you will be responsible for the recruitment, training and development of staff, a...
My globally known client needs an experienced JD Edwards finance consultant for a global overhaul of their finance JD Edwards system. To apply for this role you must have: - minimum 7 years experience working with JD Edwards - experience with all the JDE finance modules - previous experience with upgrades or implementations You must be eligible to work in the UK and Europe to apply for this role....
My name is Claire Green and I am a Specialist Salesforce.com recruitment consultant for Mason Frank International. We are the leading business globally who solely recruit within the Salesforce.com CRM market. I am currently looking for a number of Salesforce Professionals for a variety of exciting Consultancy and End User opportunities Working with Mason Frank will allow you to find your ideal Sal...
OTE £28,000 plus fantastic benefits Permanent As the leading home entertainment and communication provider in the UK and Ireland, we're always on the lookout for great people who can provide a first class sales experience in our clients Retail Stores. And if you're the kind of person who relishes the thought of showcasing brilliant entertainment, innovative technology, working as part of a team an...
My Client, a Major Player within the Financial Services arena currently has an opening for an experienced Customer Service Manager to join them on a 12 month fixed contract. You'll be responsible for operational performance, develop operational plans and budgets, and lead the Operations team to ensure high-quality performance at all times. You will also play a key role in defining operational cust...
Sales Advisor x 3 (Retail / High Street) Devon Salary £6.94 per hour Monday to Sunday, inc bank holidays where required) (Incentive scheme available) Our client currently has exciting opportunities for Sales Advisors to join their group based in Devon. You will be responsible for assisting the shop manager with the day to day running of the shop. You will assist in maximising income and increases...
Community Contract Manager Band 7 £350-400 per day I am working alongside an NHS Organisation based in the South of England who are looking for an experienced Community Contracts Manager for an initial 3 month contract. This role is 3 days per week paying between £350 - £400 per day. My client needs some one for an immediate start, please only apply if you are available to start within a weeks not...
Experienced Residential Home Manager - Elderly (dementia specialist) Grimsby £28,000 - £32,000 Hays Social Care is currently working on behalf of a well-respected national care provider that is seeking an experienced Residential Home Manager to be responsible for a service in the Grimsby area. The Home Manager will have experience managing a service for the elderly with specialist dementia care. T...

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