Thinking of a Career in Social Work?

If you are looking for a challenging and varied career, with opportunities to work with people at times when they most need it, a career in social work may be for you.

“In the last 9 years I have seen the role of Hospital Social Work evolve and we now, more than ever before, play a vital role in the positive experiences of patients, their families and carers.

Social Work is both challenging and rewarding, but never dull.  Every day the role offers new opportunities and experiences.  I am motivated by the kindness and compassion of my colleagues; whose wealth of knowledge and experience ensures that Hospital Social Work is so highly regarded.”                                

Senior Social Worker & Practice Champion

Social Work is about working with children, young people, adults, older people, families and carers to enhance the quality of life of some of the most vulnerable members of our society. As a Social Worker, you will work in partnership with others to improve outcomes for individuals and their families. No two days are ever the same. Social Workers help people to cope with their life circumstances and improve their general wellbeing. With such a valued role, Social Workers need to be the best they can be, supported by ongoing professional development throughout their career.

“I have been a Social Worker for five years and have also worked in Child Protection.  It is challenging, dynamic and the most rewarding job you could ever have. Families, children and young people who face adversity surprise you every day with their motivation, strength and determination and I am truly privileged to work with them.”
Social Worker

The aim of the Leeds and Wakefield Social Work Teaching Partnership is to ensure that Social Work students are provided with the skills and readiness for employment needed for a rewarding and successful career in Social Work.   


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