Social worker jobs

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Winsford, Cheshire

Seven Healthcare£ 26 - 28 per hour

Seven Social Care are looking for 2 QSW's to work with the Assessment and Children in Need Team in Winsford,...

Posted 25th September 2020
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Wiltshire

Seven Healthcare£ 32 - 32 per hour

Seven Social Care are looking for a Qualified Social Worker to work with Wiltshire Council. We are paying an excellent...

Posted 25th September 2020
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Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Tipperary

CPL Healthcare€ 21.41 - 31.12 per week

Social Worker – Dedicated Contact Point teams, Nenagh Co. Tipperary On behalf of the Child and Family service, ...

Posted 24th September 2020
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Greater London

Seven Healthcare£ 28 - 28 per hour

Seven Social Care are looking for a Qualified Children's Social Worker based in the SE22 Borough of London. This is...

Posted 24th September 2020
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Chelmsford, Essex

Seven Healthcare£ 237 - 237 per week

Seven Social Care is looking for a Senior Practitioner to fill an opportunity specialising in the wellbeing of children across...

Posted 24th September 2020
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Liverpool, Merseyside

Seven Healthcare£ 31.15 - 31.15 per hour

Seven Social Care are looking for a temporary QSW to work with a Patient and Family Support Team in Liverpool....

Posted 23rd September 2020
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Swindon Village, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Seven Healthcare£ 36.29 - 36.29 per hour

Seven Social Care are looking for a Qualified Social Worker to work with Swindon Council. We are paying an excellent...

Posted 23rd September 2020
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Northampton, Northamptonshire

Seven Healthcare£ 40 - 40 per hour

Seven Social Care is looking for a Team Manager - MASH Team to fill an opportunity specialising in the wellbeing...

Posted 23rd September 2020
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Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Seven Healthcare£ 31 - 31 per hour

Seven Social Care are looking for 2 Social Workers to work with Gloucestershire County Council's Adult Locality Team. This role...

Posted 22nd September 2020
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South Shields, Tyne and Wear

Seven Healthcare£ 203 - 203 per week

Seven Social Care are looking for a Temporary Qualified Social Worker to work in the Older Person's Team in South...

Posted 22nd September 2020
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Macclesfield, Cheshire

Seven Healthcare£ 12.35 - 15.38 per hour

Seven Social Care are looking for a Homelessness Officer to work with Cheshire East Council. This position is initially for...

Posted 22nd September 2020
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Devon Consuls, Tavistock, Devon

HCL Workforce£ 32 - 32 per hour

Job description HCL Workforce Solutions are currently recruiting for an Experienced Social Worker to work in the Children with...

Posted 21st September 2020
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Devon Consuls, Tavistock, Devon

HCL Workforce£ 32 - 32 per hour

Job description HCL Workforce Solutions are currently recruiting for a Team Manager to work in the Permanency and Transition...

Posted 21st September 2020
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Hampshire

HCL Workforce£ 32 - 32 per hour

Job description HCL Workforce Solutions are currently recruiting for a Qualified Social Worker to work in the Adults Health...

Posted 21st September 2020
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Somerset

HCL Workforce£ 32 - 32 per hour

Job description HCL Workforce Solutions are currently recruiting for a Social Worker to work in the Children In Care...

Posted 21st September 2020
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Social Worker jobs: frequently asked questions

Welcome to our social worker jobs page, featuring all the latest roles throughout the UK as well as frequently asked questions below.

What is a social worker?

Social workers support people through challenging circumstances, focusing in particular on vulnerable individuals.

They direct those individuals to relevant specialist services, and help them to live independently or avoid harm and abuse.

You could be employed by a local authority, an NHS trust, a private organisation or a charity.

You can also work in a variety of settings, from hospitals and schools to public sector premises and people’s homes.

Typically, you’ll spend part of your time in an office, and the rest visiting your service users.

You will also often work as part of a wider, multi-disciplinary team, who you will work with closely to find solutions for users.

What daily responsibilities will you carry out as a social worker?

A social worker’s duties are numerous and vary according to the types of people you work with.

You might work with the elderly, young offenders, people with physical disabilities, the homeless, or various other groups.

However, your duties could include:

• Conducting interviews to assess people’s needs

• Writing assessments within specified standards

• Providing packages of support to help people live full lives

• Liaising with and making referrals to other agencies

• Working closely with employees from related disciplines including mental health or child protection professionals

• Maintaining accurate records

• Giving evidence in court Working hours for social workers are fairly standardised.

You can expect to work Monday to Friday, and around 37 hours a week.

What skills and qualifications do you need to become a social worker?

To become a social worker you will either need an undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree in social work.

Many people with nursing, legal, political or social sciences degrees choose to take a postgraduate social work course in order to qualify.

It is possible to combine work and study in order to qualify.

Certain agencies offer 2-year accelerated courses that mix work placements with academic study.

Bursaries are also sometimes available to aspiring social workers.

In terms of skills, most importantly you’ll need to be patient, resilient, calm under pressure and a brilliant communicator.

You’ll have to negotiate a huge range of very challenging situations on a daily basis, and that requires all of these skills in abundance.

How much do social workers earn?

The amount you’ll earn depends largely on whether you end up working within an NHS trust or elsewhere.

In the NHS, you’ll probably start on a Band 6 salary, which is currently £31,365 a year.

However, this is much higher than the average starting salary outside the NHS, which tends to be somewhere around the £22,000 a year mark.

According to industry statistics, the overall average wage is somewhere around £30,000 a year, but can easily rise to £40,000 and beyond with plenty of experience.

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