Social workers

Social workers – role summary

Social workers are a vital part of the social care system, supporting families and individuals through difficult times. Social workers ensure that the most vulnerable people, including children and adults, are safeguarded from harm. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, the main objective is to improve the lives of those that they work with.

Types of social work

  • Addiction Social worker
  • Case Manager
  • Child Social Worker
  • Child Welfare Social Worker
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Corrections Social Worker
  • Court Liaison
  • Disability Social Worker
  • Family Social Worker
  • Forensic Social Worker
  • Geriatric Social Worker
  • Health Social Worker
  • Hospice Social Worker
  • Outreach Worker
  • Public Health Social Worker
  • School Social Worker
  • Social Work Assistant
  • Substance Abuse Social Worker
  • Youth Social Worker


To become a social worker, you will need to study a three year undergraduate degree or a two year postgraduate degree in social work that is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and be registered with one of the below:


Social workers need to have an empathetic nature with a genuine desire to improve the quality of individual and family lives. You will need to be able to think on your feet and make difficult decision under emotional pressure. General skills of social workers are:

  • The ability to absorb, understand and action legal procedural information
  • Very strong observational, analytical and listening skills
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work autonomously
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