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We examine what you need for social work jobs in London

If you have always wanted to work as a social worker, we recommend you make yourself familiar with exactly what you will be required to do on a daily basis, as well as the type of income you can expect and the job opportunities available to you before you make a final decision.

As a social worker, you will be tasked with working with some of the most vulnerable people in society. It will be up to you to build a relationship with these people so that you can help them out anyway you can. Some of the people you will be working with will include drug abusers, alcoholics, the elderly, people with learning disabilities, young offenders, people with mental health issues and people with physical disabilities.

As you can see from this broad range of people, your job will be quite difficult and you will need to know an awful lot in order to succeed. To begin in your search for social work jobs in London, you will need either an honours degree or a postgraduate degree in social work which is approved by the General Social Care Council (GSCC). These courses take around three years on a full-time basis, but it's possible for you to take them on a part-time basis if you would like to work your way through your education.

The typical salaries of a social worker start around £23,500 per year and can go anywhere as high as £57,000 per year for experienced and senior social workers.

You will be employed by a range of different businesses and companies including the social services department, private-sector nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, GP offices, charities, voluntary agencies, health care facilities and much more. Since the industry associate the regulated, we recommend that you use the following sites in order to search for work;

  • hsj.co.uk
  • voice-online.co.uk
  • greatsocialcare.co.uk
  • communitycare.co.uk
  • baswjobs.com

 

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