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What Is the Role of a Social Worker?


Social workers play a vital role in the health and social care system by helping to support some of the most vulnerable members of society.


But what exactly does a social worker do?


And what are their roles and responsibilities?


We regularly receive enquiries from overseas social workers who are interested to move to the UK. We will explore key aspects of a social worker’s role. 

Children or Adults?


Social workers specialise in working with specific groups of people. Generally this can be divided into two - Children or Adults. 


Most of the newly qualified social work jobs are in children's sector working with children and families. There is also separate teams working with disabilities.  In adults, social workers work with older people, or those with disabilities, mental health and community settings. 

We have knowledge and experience in the field and will work closely with you to identify the positions that match your skills and experience and help you in your job search. Whether you’re looking for a permanent, temporary or contract role, 360 Social Care can help you to find the right opportunity to take the next step in your career as a social worker.

What Does a Social Worker Do?

Social workers have a wide range of responsibilities. These may include:

  • Assessing the needs of individuals, families and communities, and identifying any issues that may affect their well-being.

  • Developing and implementing plans to address any identified issues, and working with clients to achieve their goals.

  • Providing support, advice and information to clients, and helping them to access the services they need.

  • Building relationships with other professionals and agencies, and working in partnership to deliver services.

  • Advocacy for client who are not able to advocate for themselves.

  • Monitoring and reviewing clients’ progress, and making adjustments to plans as needed.

Where Do Social Workers Work?


Social workers can work in a variety of settings, but most of the jobs are in local authorities. There is also social work opportunities working in  hospitals and community settings.

A career in social work can be challenging, but also incredibly rewarding. Social workers have the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives and help them to overcome difficult situations. They can make a tangible impact in the lives of those who need it most and in the communities they serve. 

Social work is a challenging but rewarding career, with a wide range of roles and responsibilities. It offers the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives and communities. With the right support, you can find a role that suits your skills and interests and make a real impact. 


360 Social Care can support you to find the right job opportunity as a social worker, whether you’re a newly qualified social worker or an experienced professional looking for a change. We work with a variety of employers across the UK, especially those who are willing to offer sponsorship and visa for social workers.

If you are interested in working in this area get in touch with the team:


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