Getting into social  work and care   Julie Wardle Social Work and Care Careers
Contents <ul><li>Overview of the social care sector </li></ul><ul><li>Job roles and where people work </li></ul><ul><li>Wh...
 
The social care sector <ul><li>Wider social care workforce estimate - 1.6 million  </li></ul><ul><li>76 300 qualified soci...
Why work in social care? <ul><li>Job satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Good training </li></ul><ul><li>Good prospects </li></...
Service sectors: <ul><li>Mental health </li></ul><ul><li>Learning difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>Physical and sensory impa...
Service sectors cont : <ul><li>Older people </li></ul><ul><li>Substance and drug misuse </li></ul><ul><li>HIV / Aids </li>...
Where can I work? <ul><li>In a person’s home </li></ul><ul><li>Residential homes </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing homes </li></ul...
Employers <ul><li>Local authorities </li></ul><ul><li>NHS </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Priv...
Skills required <ul><li>Interest in client group </li></ul><ul><li>Talking / relating to people </li></ul><ul><li>Awarenes...
Examples of jobs in social care <ul><li>Care assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Dual diagnosis support worker </li></ul><ul><li>C...
 
Courses / training <ul><li>14 –19 Diploma in Society, Health and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Apprenticeships in social c...
Related degrees <ul><li>Sociology </li></ul><ul><li>Social Policy / Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul>...
Career pathways? <ul><li>Career paths are no longer predictable straight lines leading from one grade to the next. </li></...
Want a career in social care? Apprenticeship NVQ2 Carer Support Worker GCSEs GNVQ Int BTEC First Advanced  Apprenticeship ...
Where are jobs advertised? <ul><li>Job Centre Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Your local newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist car...
The qualification for social work <ul><li>BA or BSc in Social Work </li></ul><ul><li>BSc in Learning Disability Nursing an...
A LEVELS / AVCE /BTEC ND ACCESS COURSE Social Work Degree Full Time Traineeship Work based route Social Work Degree Part -...
Funding information <ul><li>Undergraduate full time courses 2009/10 </li></ul><ul><li>£4,575 p.a.– outside London </li></u...
Funding cont. <ul><li>Postgraduate full time courses 2009/10 </li></ul><ul><li>Up to £3,390 paid to HEI towards fee. </li>...
Useful websites <ul><li>www.gscc.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students </li></ul><ul><li>www.directgov.uk/st...
Social Work and Care Careers   <ul><li>Phone: 0300 123 1100 </li></ul><ul><li>Email:  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>We...
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Julie Wardle
Careers Adviser
Social Work and Care Careers
PO Box 2313
BS2 2ZR
Direct Line : 0117 9156530
Mobile: 07973 537 762
julie.wardle@coi.gsi.gov.uk

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Getting into Social Work and Care

  1. 1. Getting into social work and care Julie Wardle Social Work and Care Careers
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Overview of the social care sector </li></ul><ul><li>Job roles and where people work </li></ul><ul><li>Where to look for work </li></ul><ul><li>Training routes </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for the social work degree </li></ul>
  3. 4. The social care sector <ul><li>Wider social care workforce estimate - 1.6 million </li></ul><ul><li>76 300 qualified social workers </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 2/3 work in services for older people </li></ul><ul><li>Approx 80% are female </li></ul><ul><li>Local authorities employ 1/3 of workforce directly </li></ul><ul><li>38 000+ employers </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated 5million unpaid carers </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated 2million users of services at any one time </li></ul><ul><li>The State of the Social Care Workforce Report – Skills for Care </li></ul>
  4. 5. Why work in social care? <ul><li>Job satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Good training </li></ul><ul><li>Good prospects </li></ul><ul><li>Make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Variety </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul>
  5. 6. Service sectors: <ul><li>Mental health </li></ul><ul><li>Learning difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>Physical and sensory impairment </li></ul><ul><li>Homelessness </li></ul>
  6. 7. Service sectors cont : <ul><li>Older people </li></ul><ul><li>Substance and drug misuse </li></ul><ul><li>HIV / Aids </li></ul><ul><li>Children and families </li></ul>
  7. 8. Where can I work? <ul><li>In a person’s home </li></ul><ul><li>Residential homes </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing homes </li></ul><ul><li>Day care centres </li></ul><ul><li>Supported / sheltered housing </li></ul><ul><li>In the community </li></ul><ul><li>In hospitals </li></ul>
  8. 9. Employers <ul><li>Local authorities </li></ul><ul><li>NHS </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Private sector </li></ul><ul><li>Individual service user </li></ul>
  9. 10. Skills required <ul><li>Interest in client group </li></ul><ul><li>Talking / relating to people </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness – eye for detail </li></ul><ul><li>Asking probing questions </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence / assertiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiating </li></ul><ul><li>Team work inc. building relationships with other professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility / adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>IT literate </li></ul>
  10. 11. Examples of jobs in social care <ul><li>Care assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Dual diagnosis support worker </li></ul><ul><li>Community rehabilitation officer </li></ul><ul><li>Home school support worker </li></ul><ul><li>Personal assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbourhood carer and community enabler </li></ul><ul><li>Housing and community support worker </li></ul><ul><li>Social care and health support worker </li></ul>
  11. 13. Courses / training <ul><li>14 –19 Diploma in Society, Health and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Apprenticeships in social care or child care </li></ul><ul><li>Employment + training NVQs </li></ul><ul><li>BTEC First/National Diploma in Care </li></ul><ul><li>HNDs </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Degrees : </li></ul><ul><li>Early Years </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Social Care </li></ul><ul><li>Community Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Social Work Degree </li></ul>
  12. 14. Related degrees <ul><li>Sociology </li></ul><ul><li>Social Policy / Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Law </li></ul><ul><li>Early Childcare Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Social Care </li></ul><ul><li>Community Studies </li></ul>
  13. 15. Career pathways? <ul><li>Career paths are no longer predictable straight lines leading from one grade to the next. </li></ul><ul><li>Major change in working practices – working across organisational boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>New roles </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse sector – approx 38 000 different employers in social care and approx 650 employers within the NHS </li></ul>
  14. 16. Want a career in social care? Apprenticeship NVQ2 Carer Support Worker GCSEs GNVQ Int BTEC First Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ3 NVQ 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services Senior Carer Team Leader Family Support Worker Advanced Level Vocational/ Academic HND/HNC Foundation Degree Manager/ Deputy Manager Degree in health / social care related subject.
  15. 17. Where are jobs advertised? <ul><li>Job Centre Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Your local newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist care agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Your local council’s website </li></ul><ul><li>Employers’ websites </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment websites </li></ul><ul><li>Community Care magazine </li></ul><ul><li>National newspapers </li></ul>
  16. 18. The qualification for social work <ul><li>BA or BSc in Social Work </li></ul><ul><li>BSc in Learning Disability Nursing and Social Work </li></ul><ul><li>BSc Mental Health Nursing and Social Work </li></ul><ul><li>MA or MSc in Social Work </li></ul><ul><li>MUST be approved by the General Social Care Council (GSCC) </li></ul>
  17. 19. A LEVELS / AVCE /BTEC ND ACCESS COURSE Social Work Degree Full Time Traineeship Work based route Social Work Degree Part - Time EXPERIENCE Degree Postgraduate Degree in Social Work MA/MSc Experience
  18. 20. Funding information <ul><li>Undergraduate full time courses 2009/10 </li></ul><ul><li>£4,575 p.a.– outside London </li></ul><ul><li>£4,975 p.a.– inside London </li></ul><ul><li>Can use towards fees if you wish </li></ul><ul><li>Includes £575 contribution for travel to placements </li></ul><ul><li>Can also apply for student loan etc. </li></ul>
  19. 21. Funding cont. <ul><li>Postgraduate full time courses 2009/10 </li></ul><ul><li>Up to £3,390 paid to HEI towards fee. </li></ul><ul><li>Non means tested bursary: </li></ul><ul><li>£3362.50 p.a. – outside London </li></ul><ul><li>£3762.50 p.a. – inside London </li></ul><ul><li>Includes £862.50 contribution for travel to placements </li></ul><ul><li>Additional means tested bursary: </li></ul><ul><li>Up to £2,608 p.a. – outside London </li></ul><ul><li>Up to £4026 p.a. – inside London </li></ul>
  20. 22. Useful websites <ul><li>www.gscc.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students </li></ul><ul><li>www.directgov.uk/studentfinance </li></ul><ul><li>www.dh.gov.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.skillsforcare.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.intute.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.everychildmatters.gov.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.cwdcouncil.org.uk </li></ul>
  21. 23. Social Work and Care Careers <ul><li>Phone: 0300 123 1100 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.socialworkandcare.co.uk </li></ul>

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