What’s social work all about?
Social work is about people. People we see every day and people we may never ordinarily come into contact with. Social workers work to form relationships with these people. They recognise their problems and assist them in trying to find ways to overcome any difficulties.
As a social worker, you’ll have a positive impact on the lives of others, as well as your own. You’ll find that two days are rarely the same, and every decision you make will affect the individual, their local community and their society’s well being.
Social work as a career
There are excellent career opportunities within the profession, and it’s a job that really can be ‘for life’. Being a social worker involves great mental challenges and emotional rewards. As for the financial rewards, starting salaries can range from £19,000 to £26,000, with many chances to develop, diversify and specialise as your career progresses.