Social Service workers have a statutory responsibility to protect and support the health of vulnerable children and adults and may offer a wide variety of services to children and their parents, usually within the home setting and managed by a social worker. Depending on their specialisation, they can work in colleges, government departments, hospitals, mental health clinics, and community centres.
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Career prospects & criteria
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Bachelors in Social Work
Masters in Social Services/ Social Work
What you need to get started
Previous experience in an area relating to social work is extremely important if you want to become a social worker
Paid positions or voluntary work in places such as community care centers, charities that work with vulnerable adults or children, counseling settings, or youth centers.
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