Social Workers who specialise within the Adults sector can work with many different groups of people within the community including; mental health, learning disabilities, sexual health, substance misuse, and working with older adults to provide a high quality service and care.
Social workers work for a range of organisations, but predominately in local authorities, charities and private organisations. Some also work for the NHS in hospitals, mental health trusts and other community-based settings. TPP have been recruiting Social Workers into charity and not for profit organisations since 1996.
Responsibilities & duties for Social Workers
Qualified Social Workers provide an effective and professional social work service within statutory guidelines to enable service users to help themselves in times of crisis or when facing difficulties. The main duties for Social Workers are: undertaking and writing assessments, offering information and counselling to service users, liaising with other agencies, organising support to enable people to lead the fullest live possible, maintaining accurate records including reports for legal cases and giving evidence if required in court.
Skills required for Social Worker Jobs
All Social Workers must hold a relevant social work qualification and be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Social Workers should have previous experience in their area of expertise, eg older adults, learning disabilities or mental health. Qualified Social Workers must be able to work under pressure, maintain a caseload and maintain confidentiality.