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  1. Social Care

    Isleworth | £7.00 - £12.00 per day | From Supreme Recruitment

    TEMPORARY SOCIAL CARE WORKERS URGENTLY REQUIRED. Supreme Recruitment are currently recruiting temporary workers for ad-hoc shifts in residential homes, day centers, schools & nurseries in... Hounslow, Ealing & Richmond. Do you have experience working with the elderly, adults & children with learning or physical disabilities? NVQ in health & social care would be an advantage. Experience in a social care environment is essencial. Full vetting would be required. References for 5 years plus full history going back to school. DBS/CRB required. QUALATIES REQUIRED. caring nature Patience Sense of humour Diligence Get-up-and-go attitude. This job was originally posted as ...

  2. Social Carer

    Northampton | Salary negotiable on experience | From Recruit Simple

    A brilliant opportunity has opened up for Social Carer, based in Northampton.  Join a leading team: Our client is a care home looking after the elderly.      Here's what you will be doing: ... and maintenance of The Home's quality assurance program. Systematically solve day-to-day problematical issues which arise Experience and skills required: Experience being a carer NVQ level 2 in house and social care What you need for success: Our client is looking for someone who is enthusiastic, outgoing, professional and understanding.  Additional Information: Driving license with own ... interviews. This job was originally posted as ...

  3. Assistant Care Manager (Social Care)

    Nottingham | £18000 - £20000 per annum | From Coburg Banks Social Care

    Assistant Care Manager (Social Care) Established Domiciliary Care Provider Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 per annum DOE + enhancements Location: Nottingham Are you an experienced Deputy...: - Qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent (minimum) - Background of working within domiciliary care - Excellent verbal/written communication skills - Ability to lead, motivate ... originally posted as ... Manager seeking a new opportunity? Do you have extensive experience of working within a domiciliary care environment at a management level? If so, I want to hear from you! I have an opportunity for...

  4. Social Care Administrator

    Ipswich | £7.5 per hour | From Sanctuary Personnel

    We are looking to recruit an experienced administrator within our Skylakes Social Work administration and delivery team based in Ipswich on a full time, 6 month contract. Duties include: ... experience of social care administration within children's services and a strong knowledge of data inputting/customer service and administration. All applicants must be self-motivated, IT literate ... team and have the relevant experience, please apply today! This job was originally posted as ... Daily email and phone communication with social workers, project managers and multi-agencies regarding appointments and assessments Daily inputting on local authority computer systems and our in...

  5. Social Care Workers

    Uxbridge | From £6.50 to £8.50 per annum | From Hayes Staff Recruitment

    Supervised Contact Workers for Looked after Children, Community Outreach Workers, Family Support Workers, Supported Housing Workers and Domiciliary Care Workers On-going vacancies... This job was originally posted as ...

  6. Social Care Workers

    West London | From £6.50 to £8.50 per annum | From Hayes Staff Recruitment

     Contact Workers for Looked after Children, Community Outreach Workers, Family Support Workers, Supported Housing Workers and Domiciliary Care Workers On-going vacancies within Ealing,... This job was originally posted as ...

  7. Social Care Workers

    West London | From £6.50 to £8.50 per annum | From Hayes Staff Recruitment

     Contact Workers for Looked after Children, Community Outreach Workers, Family Support Workers, Supported Housing Workers and Domiciliary Care Workers On-going vacancies within Ealing,... This job was originally posted as ...

  8. General Manager (Social Care)

    Canterbury | £30000 - £32000 per annum | From Coburg Banks Social Care

    General Manager (Social Care) Leading Domiciliary Care Provider Salary: £30,000 - £32,000 Negotiable DOE Location: North East Canterbury Are you working as a Domiciliary Manager but are... looking for a new challenge? Are you an experienced Manager looking to take the next step? Do you have extensive experience within the domiciliary care sector at a managerial level? If so, I want to hear from you! I have an opportunity for an experienced Manager to join this established home care provider at their offices in North East Canterbury, near to Ramsgate. This role will be on a permanent, full time basis. The Position: You will be responsible for the overall management and delivery of the weekly domiciliary care hours and you will be required to work closely with...

  9. Health & Social Care Trainers / Assessors

    North West | From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum | From Health & Social Care Jobs Ltd

    HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE TRAINER / ASSESORS REQUIRED IN PRESTON, CHORLEY, BLACKPOOL, LANCASTER, MORECAMBE, KENDAL, BLACKBURN BURNLEY, COLNE, SOUTHPORT,THE WIRRAL AND MERSEYSIDE. £20,000 - £22,000... delivering both a large range of short courses and the new QCF vocational qualifications levels 2, 3 and 5 to the Health and Social Care sector. Due to an increased demand for their unique model of training, we now require additional Health and Social Care Trainer/Assessors with experience in care, who are capable of both delivering short courses and assessing QCFs to levels 2 and 3. Although our ... the opportunity to join our client's team as a Trainer / Assessor in Health and Social Care then please click 'Apply' Health & Social Care Jobs act as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our candidates...

  10. Senior Social Worker - Foster Carer recruitment

    Bristol | £29039 - £32201 per annum | From eRecruit Solutions

    A Senior Social Worker is sought to join this nationwide charity, based in Bristol, to recruit the ideal people to become foster carers and to offer them the best support possible in looking after... organisation who offer a therapeutic approach when placing foster carers and children together. They are now looking for a Senior Social Worker with previous experience, to uphold the excellent ... -of-hours one off annual payment of 700, Pension Scheme, Health Shield To succeed in this role as a Senior Social Worker you will be expected to: *Successfully recruit and assess foster carers ... the organisation works with *A caring manner which will reflect positively on both the foster carers and the children The successful Senior Social Worker can look forward to excellent benefits, as...

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 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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