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I want to work in Social Work

Job Roles

Social Woker

Social Workers support vulnerable people in the community with the aim of improving their lives and helping them to overcome barriers. Social Workers specialise in working with a particular client group e.g. children and families or those with mental health difficulties. As well as in local authorities, opportunities exist in the charity and private sectors. Agency work is also available.
Job profile of a Social Worker from the Prospects website
Job profile of a Social Worker from the Think Care Careers website
Job profile of a Social Worker in the NHS from the NHS Health Careers website
Social Work careers information from the British Association of Social Workers website
Your graduate career options in social work from the TARGETjobs website
Deciding which social work employer offers you the right graduate career from the TARGETjobs website

Care Home Manager

Care Home Managers are responsible for residential care homes and ensure that all care standards are met.
Job profile of a Registered Care Home Manager from the National Careers Service website 
Job profile of a Care Manager from the Prospects website

Education Welfare Officer

Education Welfare Officers support children to attend school regularly and liaise with schools, pupils and families.
Job profile of an Education Welfare Officer from the National Careers Service website
Job profile of an Education Welfare Officer from the Think Care Careers website

Family Support Worker

Family Support Workers help families and children that are experiencing problems with the aim of having a positive impact on their lives.
Job profile of a Family Support Worker from the Prospects website
Job profile of a Family Support Worker from the National Careers Service website

Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Worker

Probation Officer

Probation Officers work with offenders and aim to reduce rates of re-offending and protect the public.
Job profile of a Probation Officer from the Prospects website 
Job profile of a Probation Officer from the TARGETjobs website

Safeguarding and Reviewing Officer

Safeguarding and Reviewing Officers monitor and support organisations in adhering to statutory requirements.
Job profile of a Safeguarding and Reviewing Officer from the Think Care Careers website

Youth Offending Team Officer

Working with young offenders with the aim of reducing rates of re-offending and supporting young people to achieve positive outcomes. 
Job profile of a Youth Offending Team Officer from the National Careers Service website

 

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Last Updated: 09/09/2019