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  1. Social Care Lawyer

    Lincolnshire | £14.99 | From Critical Project Resourcing

    I am looking for a Social Care Lawyer to join a local Council in Lincolnshire on a contract basis. You will be required to assist the Adult Social Care team with Court of Protection work and related... mental capacity issues and also assist with Judicial Reviews and general Adult Social Care queries. Local authority experience is highly beneficial. For more information, please call Joanna on 01732 455300 or email Joanna@cpresourcing.co.uk This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Social-Care-Lawyer_job59315123 ... More

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  2. Social Worker - Adult Social Care

    Wiltshire | £18 - £24 per hour | From Sanctuary Personnel

    Social Worker - Adult Social Care Our client has a job vacancy for a Social Worker to work within an Adult Social Care Team based in Wiltshire. This vacancy has an initial 3 month contract and the... pay rate for this role is £18-24 per hour (limited company worker) depending on experience. Requirements: Have you got a social work degree or equivalent? Are you HCPC registered? Do you have at ... advertised by Andrew Singh; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now. What you can expect from Sanctuary: * Support from a dedicated consultant with extensive social ... and the NSPCC * Headline sponsor of the highly prestigious 'Social Worker of the Year Awards' * Specialist social work training division 'Sanctuary Training' * We have our own CRB umbrella body... More

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  3. Social Worker - Adult Social Care

    Wiltshire | £18 - £24 per hour | From Sanctuary Personnel

    Social Worker - Adult Social Care Our client has a job vacancy for a Social Worker to work within an Adult Social Care Team based in Wiltshire. This vacancy has an initial 3 month contract and the... pay rate for this role is £18-24 per hour (limited company worker) depending on experience. Requirements: Have you got a social work degree or equivalent? Are you HCPC registered? Do you have at ... advertised by Andrew Singh; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now. What you can expect from Sanctuary: * Support from a dedicated consultant with extensive social ... and the NSPCC * Headline sponsor of the highly prestigious 'Social Worker of the Year Awards' * Specialist social work training division 'Sanctuary Training' * We have our own CRB umbrella body... More

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  4. Health and Social Care Trainer

    Lancashire | £20,134 per annum | From Health & Social Care Jobs Ltd

    Health & Social Care Trainer £20134 per annum (Pro Rata) Chorley, Lancashire Closing Date: 25th April 2014 Our Client is currently looking for a Trainer to work at... letter to paul@hscjobs.co.uk quoting M/TRAIN/CHORLEY . Candidates meeting the criteria will be contacted within 2 week of the closing date to arrange interviews. Health & Social Care Jobs act as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our candidates and clients, we specialise in permanent recruitment nationally throughout the Health and Social care sectors. We are experts in Domiciliary care ... and effective management. The successful candidate will have experience of care or clinical delivery, relevant experience in a training position , relevant experience in training delivery... More

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  5. Deputy Manager (Residential Care, Social Care, Child Care) SACD10800

    Preston | £22,205 - £25,915 | From Blue Octopus Recruitment

    Deputy Manager (Residential Care, Social Care, Child Care) SACD10800 Across Blackpool & Preston Salary 22,205 - 25,915 Our Client is not only the largest but the leading provider of residential... childcare, education and fostering services for children and young people. They provide breakthrough care and education pathways for young people, enabling them to achieve a better future. They are specialists in residential therapeutic treatments for children who occupy the very apex of the Specialist Services sector having suffered severe early life traumas including neglect; sexual, physical ... relationships with all external agencies including Ofsted, Education, Health, Social Services and all other regulatory bodies. The successful Deputy Manager will hold a Foundation Degree in Therapeutic... More

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  6. Health Social Care/ Child Care Tutor

    South Shields | From £17,874 to £21,361 per annum | From Prime Time Recruitment

    THE ROLE - My client has a vacancy for a Health Social Care Tutor/Childcare Tutor working on our Study Programme contract working across Sunderland, Gateshead, South Shields, Washington and... Chester-le-Street centres. A valid teaching qualification and experience of teaching health and social care and child care is essential. Applicants must have a driving licence and have their own vehicle. Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check. THE PERSON - To provide for quality teaching and learning in Health and Social Care and Child Care and in supporting the raising ... - £21,361 This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Health-Social-Care-Child-Care-Tutor_job59377112 ... More

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  7. Residential Support Worker (Child Care, Social Worker, Carer) BLUR10986

    Carlisle | £19,110 - £20,106 (including sleep ins) | From Blue Octopus Recruitment

    Residential Support Worker BLUR10986 Carlisle, Cumbria 19,110 20,106 (including sleep ins) Our client is a mobile children's Home, based in Carlisle, Cumbria on the edge of the Lake... join our client in Carlisle, Cumbria on a full time permanent basis. You will work as part of a team of carers providing direct day to day care, direction and support to young people who present challenging, emotional and social difficulties and to maintain and promote an environment using the outdoors as a medium for healing within the parameters of local and national child care practice. In house... More

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  8. Adult Social Care Locum

    Manchester | 30-35 Per Hour | From Venn Group Ltd - (UK)

    Key words; adult social care, solicitor, local authority We have a fantastic opportunity to join a Local Authority in the North-West as an Adult Social Care Locum. The client is looking for... someone to start immediately on a full-time basis for a 6month period with the possibility of extension. You will be responsible for: •Handling a full caseload of adult social care ... a Qualified Solicitor with previous experience within a Local Authority dealing with adult social care matters. Should you wish to be considered for this post please contact Christina Panagiotou or Grant Hall Venn Group acts as both an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Key words; adult social care, solicitor, local authority Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business... More

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  9. Adult Social Care Locum

    Leeds | 30-35 Per Hour | From Venn Group Ltd - (UK)

    Key words; adult social care, solicitor, local authority We have a fantastic opportunity to join a Local Authority in Yorkshire as an Adult Social Care Locum. The client is looking for someone... to start immediately on a full-time basis for a 6month period with the possibility of extension. You will be responsible for: •Handling a full caseload of adult social care and community ... Solicitor or Legal Executive with previous experience within a Local Authority dealing with adult social care matters. Should you wish to be considered for this post please contact Christina Panagiotou or Grant Hall on 0113 234 6400. Venn Group acts as both an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Key words; adult social care, solicitor, local authority Venn Group is an equal... More

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  10. Health & Social Care Assessor

    Ramsgate, Kent | - £20k-£23k | From New Way Recruitment Services

    Health & Social Care Assessor We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Health & Social Care Assessor to work for a regional Training Provider to work across the Ramsgate... and surrounding areas to deliver Health & Social Care level 2 and 3 qualifications to individuals undertaking work based learning under the QCF Framework in the new diploma apprenticeship programmes ... Level 3 in Health & Social Care . Minimum D32/33 or A1 qualification /TAQA . Experience of completing whole awards with candidates within agreed timescales . Competent IT ... /Health--Social-Care-Assessor_job59193073 ... More

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Your work is to protect vulnerable people – older people, children with disabilities, teenagers with mental health problems, young offenders, people who are socially excluded, refugees and asylum seekers, people with alcohol, drug or other addictions, adults with learning disabilities, etc. It is often a stressful job but often ultimately rewarding.

Who can I work for?

The Department of Health, local authorities, The Care Quality Commission, residential and private nursing homes, hospitals and hospices, GP's surgeries and voluntary and independent agencies.

Where and when can I work?

Largely at the service users' permanent or temporary place of residence – ie, their home, hospital or hospice. Normal office hours 37 hours a week, but this might involve shift work at evenings or weekends.

What can I earn?

This varies between setting, sector and area. However, a newly qualified social worker could typically expect to earn £18K a year, rising to £30K with experience. Management and supervisory roles will bring you up to £50K.

What are the benefits?

Knowing that you can make a difference.

Are there chances of promotion?

Management or supervisory positions are offered by most organisations. You might specialise in one of the many fields available. Or you might move into an auditing role (as offered by the Care Quality Commission), or training, academic or research positions.

What will I be responsible for?

  • Helping to enhance relationships and enable families stay together where possible and help people to live fulfilled lives as independently as possible.
  • Managing a caseload – a number of cases of individuals/families who they work with at any one time. Your work will involve visits to service users, assessments, organising packages of support, making recommendations or referrals to other services and agencies, keeping detailed records and taking part in multi-disciplinary team meetings.
  • Assiduously keeping records of meetings and visits and service users' progress.
  • Evaluating a service users' state of health and needs and relating this to them and, where necessary, their family.
  • Making arrangements for foster care to be put in place or custodial arrangements for children at risk in extreme circumstances.
  • Ensuring you are acting with due diligence at all times.
  • Working closely with other health professionals to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Making difficult decisions – for example, you might be compelled to have a child you feel is at substantial risk at home taken away from their parents against all their wishes.
  • You may be occasionally asked to give evidence in court.

What qualifications do I need?

A three-year General Social Care Council-accredited social work degree. If you have a degree in a different subject, some universities offer a shorter post-graduate course leading to a Masters degree, which will allow you to practise social work. This is usually takes two years.

Do I need any experience?

To get a social work degree placement, you need to show experience of social work or social care (ie, work placements, caring, etc), an understanding of social work and a degree at The University of Life. You'll also typically need five good GCSEs, including English and maths, and two A-levels. This profession is fortunate in that there are several voluntary posts to test aptitudes before you decide to commit to the job full-time. Visit www.sssc.uk.com/sssc/social-service-careers/volunteer-work.html for details.

What attributes are needed?

Patience and tact. A driving licence. Ability to function efficiently under stress. You'll be a brilliant communicator, you'll have to convince sometimes depressed, alienated or addicted service users that you're on their side. The ability to display empathy while remaining professionally detached.

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