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Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.

Current Entry Requirements

Social work is a regulated profession and practitioners must be registered with the appropriate statutory body. To register a social worker must satisfy the criteria for registration. Non-graduates must undertake a three-year degree in social work; graduates with relevant experience may take a two-year postgraduate diploma/Masters degree. Prior relevant work experience or relevant voluntary work is encouraged. Background checks including a CRB check are required.

Typical education level:

Level 4-6

Typical Tasks

  • Liaises with other health and social care professionals and agencies to identify those in need and at risk within the local community.
  • Interviews individuals and groups to assess and review the nature and extent of difficulties.
  • Undertakes and writes up assessments to specified standards.
  • Arranges for further counselling or assistance in the form of financial or material help.
  • Organises support and develops care plans to address service users.
  • Keeps case records, prepares reports and participates in team meetings.
  • Gives evidence in court.
  • Participates in training and supervision.

Desired Skills

Active Listening
Reading Comprehension
Speaking
Writing
Monitoring
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New Job Opportunities
-7.5%
An -7.5% fall in employment is expected by 2018 in the East Midlands.

Salaries

£44,421

Potential

£33,365

Average

£21,450

Entry level

Job Postings

Company: LCC

Location: Coalville LE67

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Company: LCC

Location: Hinckley LE10

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