Social care is a sector which offers lots of rewarding careers, with many different job roles and opportunities for progression. It’s all about helping people. It doesn’t matter what kind of academic background you have there is an option for you with many roles offering on-the-job training. If you like working with people then somewhere in your community there’s a role that you can do.
Social Work an Inspiring Career Choice
Watch the film below to hear from students, social workers and service users in our Teaching Partnership about what social work means to them. The film is aimed at people making a career choice to get inspired, choose social work and make a difference.
Visit our learn with us page to find out more about becoming a Social Worker with our partnership.
Careers in Adults Social Care
Think Care Careers – With a wide range of opportunities available explore how you can develop your career, job roles and apprenticeships.
Watch the films below to find our more about about what Adults Social Care offers and the worthwhile job that can turn into a rewarding, long-term career.
Careers in Health & Social Care
- Health and Social Care Industry – Get My First Job explores the industry and what options you can take for a career.
- Health and Social Care Careers – All About Careers explores the misconceptions and realities.
- Social Care Careers – Visit Prospects to discover the skills you’ll need to succeed in the range of roles.
- Social Care Job Categories – Explore the National Careers Service list of different job categories.
Public Sector and Charity Work
- Job Roles Available – Visit Target Careers to find our more about roles on offer and if it would suit you.
- Work with us – View what social work opportunities our teaching partnership local authorities can offer.
Children’s social work is a challenging field, dealing with sensitive issues and difficult times for families. However, it’s also extremely rewarding. There are many reasons to choose a career in children’s social work. Having the ability to keep a child safe or a family together is a wonderful thing.
To become a children’s social worker, you’ll need to gain a degree qualification which is recognised by Social Work England. There are many different children’s social worker roles available with opportunity for progression. Click on the links below to find out more
- The path to a career in children’s social work
- Roles and career progression
- Have you got what it takes to become a children’s social worker?
Return to Social Work
Getting back into social work after time away can be tough, but with the right support you can regain the confidence and knowledge you need to get back to making a difference to people’s lives. Kirklees Council recognise that everyone’s circumstances are different and that some people may have maintained their Social Work registration but have not recently practiced as a Social Worker. Kirklees Return to Social Work Programme enables them to develop current practice experience to support a return to statutory Social Work.
For further information and contact details please see the Kirklees Return to Work Programme.