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Newly Qualified Social Worker Jobs Overview According to the Social Care Institute for Excellence, the status of a ...

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Newly Qualified Social Worker Jobs Overview

According to the Social Care Institute for Excellence, the status of a newly qualified social worker is designed to help new professionals gain confidence in their work, as well as offering managers the chance to develop the skills, knowledge and capabilities of those in their charge through regular support sessions. Despite this status, jobs in newly qualified social worker roles are often demanding, with caseloads that match those of experienced social workers in terms of number, if not in terms of complexity.

Newly Qualified Social Worker Jobs Educational Requirements

A qualification that is gained under the approval of the Health and Care Professions Council is required for all social workers, newly qualified or not. This consists in taking a degree course in social work, but only after having already attained three A-levels and several good GCSE passes. Another educational route into newly qualified social worker jobs is to take a postgraduate course. However, for this to be viable, it is essential to already possess a degree or a similar qualification in another subject.

Newly Qualified Social Worker Jobs Market

Many newly qualified social workers find their first job posts working for local authorities, such as county councils, since these bodies have statutory obligations to deliver social work services to their respective communities. Jobs tend to fall into three categories – children's social work, adult care and geriatric services. Social care jobs also provides the opportunity to developed skills relating to social work. There are many private sector care organisations and charities which also regularly carry out recruitment and offer vacancies in newly qualified social worker jobs, too.

Newly Qualified Social Worker Jobs Salary Information

As a profession usually conducted within the framework of local government, pay structures for social workers of all kinds tend to be prescribed. According to the National Career Service, first salaries for jobs in newly qualified social worker positions start at £19,500 per annum, but will soon rise to around £25,000, depending on certain criteria. Once social worker jobs develop, salaries of £40,000 can be expected for those who move into management roles and senior positions.

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