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£4,975 bursary available
You’re keen to protect vulnerable people and would love to see people live independently.
You want to support those who have suffered harm and abuse.
You’re eager to work with vunerable people, and will be able to develop professional relationships with them.
You have an appetitie to learn, but also want a practical and demanding job.
A degree in Social Work, some of the best universities in the country for this course are: UWE Bristol, University of Leeds and the University of Dundee.
Work schemes can also be a way into the profession, check out:
Think Ahead, care and support. A two year graduate pathway into mental health social work.
Frontline. A two-year, practice based graduate programme focusing on children and familes.
Step up to Social Work. A graduate scheme consisting of on the job training, leading to work as a registered social worker.
Some caring or volunteering experience may be required. Demonstration of involvment in a social work setting is generally required.
Experience of looking after vunerable individuals is desirable. Some commitment to practice based experience will need to be demonstrated.
A placement will take place during your degree, and will put you into professional practice in your local area.
Opportunties exisit to move into management, or pursue an academic career in the field.
Using your skills to engage with a range of people that need social assistance, protection or guidance.
Working with a range of vunerable individuals, whether adults, children, people with substance abuse issues, mental health problems or disabilities.
Coordinating counselling, guidance and providing information for people in need.
Developing and implementing support plans, evaluating results.
Providing tailored support and guidance to improve clients lives.
Visiting clients at home to provide support and assistance. Building ongoing relationships with them.