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Kentchurch, Hereford, County of Herefordshire

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see...

Posted 12th July 2020
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Maidstone, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see...

Posted 12th July 2020
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Kentchurch, Hereford, County of Herefordshire

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please...

Posted 12th July 2020
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Beaumont, Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 21.41 - 31.12 per hour

Social Worker older adult mental health service, North Dublin city & County The social worker will work as...

Posted 10th July 2020
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Newry, Armagh

MPA Recruitment£ 12.74 - 16.04 per hour

To deliver a Social Work Service to individual clients/families/groups in a hospital or community setting. To devise appropriate packages...

Posted 10th July 2020
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Craigavon, Armagh

MPA Recruitment£ 12.74 - 16.04 per hour

To deliver a Social Work Service to individual clients/families/groups in a hospital or community setting. To devise appropriate packages...

Posted 10th July 2020
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St Peter Port, Guernsey

CPL Healthcare£ 21941 - 25762 per year

We are currently recruiting HealthCare Assistant and Support Care Workers for Guernsey Health & Social Services. Guernsey is...

Posted 9th July 2020
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St Peter Port, Guernsey

CPL Healthcare

At Guernsey, there is an understanding of the need for a good work-life balance, and with stunning natural scenery,...

Posted 9th July 2020
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St Peter Port, Guernsey

CPL Healthcare

Service Area Adult Community Services Band 3 - £21,941 - £24,381 BAR £25,158 - £25,762 per annum...

Posted 9th July 2020
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St Peter Port, Guernsey

CPL Healthcare

Service Area Adult Community Services Grade: - Band 7 £38,055 - £45,355 BAR £46,908 - £50,172 per annum Full...

Posted 9th July 2020
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London, Greater London

St Martin of Tours Housing Association Ltd£ 34,403 - 36,111 per year

At St Martin of Tours we provide care homes and support services throughout London for people with complex mental health...

Posted 9th July 2020
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Church, Accrington, Lancashire

Community Solutions North West£ 29,000 - 33,000 per year

Are you looking for a new role with less statutory pressure, in a supportive and value-based organisation? Community Solutions...

Posted 8th July 2020
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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

University of Huddersfield£ 22.83 per hour

We are seeking experienced professionals to work as Specialist Mentors to provide one to one support for students with Mental...

Posted 6th July 2020
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Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, Dublin

CPL Healthcare

Behavioural Therapy Specialist -  adults disability service – West / South-West Dublin,apply now for immediate interview ...

Posted 3rd July 2020
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Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Seven Healthcare£ 22352 - 27275 per year

Seven Criminal Justice are currently seeking an experienced and dedicated permanent Substance Misuse Social Worker/Case Manager to...

Posted 3rd July 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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