Social Worker Jobs

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Viewing 1 - 15 of 173 jobs

Southall, Greater London

Hunter AHP Resourcing£ 24 - 27 per hour

Hunter Mental Health have an exciting opportunity for a great Social worker role to work part of a Forensic team....

Posted 11th May 2021
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Dartford, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 31.37 - 37.89 per year

Job overview You will be joining KMPT at a highly exciting time. The work around the implementation of the...

Posted 11th May 2021
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Maidstone, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 31.37 - 37.89 per year

Job overview You will be joining KMPT at a highly exciting time. The work around the implementation of the...

Posted 11th May 2021
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Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 31.37 - 37.89 per year

Job overview You will be joining KMPT at a highly exciting time. The work around the implementation of the...

Posted 11th May 2021
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Birmingham, West Midlands

HCL Workforce£ 29.93 - 32.33 per hour

Job description Social worker SEN DCSC Social Worker HCL Workforce Solutions is looking to recruit a...

Posted 10th May 2021
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Birmingham, West Midlands

HCL Workforce£ 29.93 - 29.93 per hour

Job description Social worker- Family and friends Assessment team - Fostering HCL Workforce Solutions is looking to...

Posted 5th May 2021
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St Peter Port, Guernsey

Jarrodean Healthcare Recruitment£ 37.85 - 50.8 per year

We are seeking a committed and experienced Social Worker to join the Adult Community Services Team providing a high quality...

Posted 5th May 2021
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St Peter Port, Guernsey

Jarrodean Healthcare Recruitment£ 42.2 - 53.2 per year

We are seeking a committed and experienced Social Worker to join the locality Child Protection Team on the beautiful Island...

Posted 5th May 2021
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St Helier, Jersey

Jarrodean Healthcare Recruitment£ 42.2 - 53.2 per year

We are seeking a committed and experienced Social Worker to join the Children & Family Commuity Services Team on the...

Posted 5th May 2021
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London, Greater London

Jarrodean Healthcare Recruitment£ 25 - 50 per year

If you haven't seen the Social Worker role that's right for you here, our jobsite is updated daily with a...

Posted 5th May 2021
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North Dublin city, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 21.84 - 26.51 per hour

Medical Social Worker North Dublin city We are recruiting for a dynamic social worker for a new...

Posted 5th May 2021
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Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Seven Healthcare£ 32.99 - 32.99 per hour

Seven Social Care is looking for a qualified Social Worker to fill an exclusive opportunity specialising in the wellbeing of...

Posted 4th May 2021
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Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Seven Healthcare£ 32 - 32 per hour

Seven Social Care is looking for a qualified Social Worker to fill an exclusive oppor tunity s pec ialising in...

Posted 29th April 2021
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Maidstone, Kent

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust£ 31.37 - 37.89 per year

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Develop and deliver evidenced based psychosocial interventions where appropriate. This will include the...

Posted 29th April 2021
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Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust£ 31.37 - 37.89 per year

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Develop and deliver evidenced based psychosocial interventions where appropriate. This will include the...

Posted 29th April 2021
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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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