The completion of this course can lead to a variety of jobs across multiple sectors and can act as a solid foundation for further study.
Annual pay £37,440
Workforce change 10%
The workforce is projected to expand by 10% over the period to 2024, adding
11,728 jobs. In the same period, 33% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 37,538 job openings.
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.
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’ needs
keeps case records, prepares reports and participates in team meetings