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1 A career in social work in Northern Ireland Do you enjoy working with people? Do you want to change lives and make a difference? Do you like variety and change? Are you confident, motivated and patient? Are you good at solving problems? Yes?...then social work could be the career for you!

2 Contact The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) Information Service provides advice and information on careers in social work, social care and the younger people s sector. A range of information booklets are available upon request (see page 17 for more information). Contact details are as follows: NISCC 7th Floor Millennium House Great Victoria Street Belfast BT2 7AQ Tel: Web: NISCC September 2012

3 Contents Page What is Social Work? 2 Why choose Social Work? 3 What are the qualities needed to train to be a Social Worker? 4 How do I become a Social Worker? 5 Where can I study the Degree in Social Work in NI? 6 How do I obtain relevant experience for entry to the Honours Degree? 8 Experience obtained through volunteering 9 Experience obtained while at school 11 Experience obtained from life 12 Experience obtained while in paid employment in social care 13 Employment opportunities in Social Work 15 Qualified as a Social Worker - next steps? 16 Other useful publications 17 1

4 What is Social Work? Social work is about people, who for a variety of reasons may need extra help and support to cope with everyday living. This can be because of the impact of disability, illness, ageing or where there is risk to the safety or well being of children or vulnerable adults. Social Workers are professionally qualified workers who work with a broad range of individuals, children, young people, families, groups and communities. Their role is to assess, plan and implement the individual packages of care and support that are best suited to help them. This requires building relationships and supporting people to enable them to realise their potential, take control of their lives and live as independently as possible. It may also require life changing and sometimes painful choices in complex situations. Social Workers and Social Work Students in Northern Ireland, must be registered with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council and abide by the NISCC Code of Practice. This is to ensure that all Social Workers and Social Work Students are fit to practise or fit to undertake practice learning. Registration with NISCC confirms their good character and suitability to work in this sector and demonstrates their commitment to providing high quality services and enhances the professional status of the workforce. 2

5 Why choose Social Work? Social work is a rewarding and challenging career open to people from all backgrounds, age groups and disabilities 1. Social Workers work in a variety of care settings with a wide range of people, each with their own unique strengths, needs and hopes for the future. You could be working with one or more of the following groups of people: Older people People with acute or terminal illness People with physical disabilities People with health issues People with learning disabilities People with visual and hearing impairments Families, children or young people in need of protection and support People with mental ill health People who are homeless People with alcohol and/or drugs dependency People who have offended or been affected by crime 1 For those people interested in Social Work who have a disability, see the NISCC booklet Honours Degree in Social Work: Advice for Applicants. 3

6 What are the qualities needed to train to be a Social Worker? Social work involves working with people in sensitive and complex situations without judging them. As an applicant for social work training, you must be honest, reliable and patient, have a mature attitude, sound judgement, good communication and interpersonal skills. You will need to be able to listen, support and help people face difficult and distressing problems while respecting dignity, choice and confidentiality. As a qualified professional, you will fulfil many roles, including assessor, advocate, safeguarder, service broker and decision maker. You may become involved with the behaviours of individuals and families who live their lives in a very different way to you. This will require you to be able to examine, challenge and change your own attitudes and prejudices and be prepared to use legislation to protect adults and children who are vulnerable or at risk. Social work also involves working with other social care, health care, medical, education and housing professionals, so the ability to work as part of a team or within a multi-disciplinary team is essential. Social Workers must also have good time management skills, the ability to plan efficiently and present information effectively and clearly. If you have these personal qualities and abilities or the potential to achieve them and want to do something that changes lives, then social work is the career for you. Safeguarder Service Broker Patient Advocate Sensitive Trustworthy Respectful Assessor Good Listener 4 Professional

7 How do I become a Social Worker? The Honours Degree in Social Work (the Degree) is the recognised professional qualification for all Social Workers in the UK, as well as for Probation Officers and Education Welfare Officers in Northern Ireland and Criminal Justice Social Workers in Scotland. In Northern Ireland, the Degree is available on a full-time and parttime basis. There are two full-time undergraduate routes: 3 Year Undergraduate Route (UGR) 2 Year Relevant Graduate Route (RGR) A part-time route to the Degree (undertaken over 5 years) is also available. It is aimed at helping carers, social care and health care staff and others to gain access to training for Social Work. 5

8 Where can I study the Degree in Social Work in NI? In Northern Ireland you can normally study for the Honours Degree in Social Work at: Queens University of Belfast (QUB) Website: University of Ulster, Magee (UUM) Website: Belfast Metropolitan College (BMC) Website: South West College, Dungannon (SWC) Website: 6

9 Graduates who have a relevant honours degree, such as Sociology, can apply to the Relevant Graduate Route (RGR). This is an accelerated route which is only available at QUB and UUM All applications to the full-time Degree are made through the UCAS online system at This includes applications to the FE Colleges (BMC and SWC) and to the RGR. The third year of the Undergraduate Route (UGR) provided by BMC and SWC is undertaken at UUM. Applications to the part-time route are by direct entry to the universities offering this course. This study option is available at QUB and UUM only. All applicants to the Degree in Social Work must meet the academic criteria set by each provider as well as having relevant practical experience in social care, or a related field. For more details on entry criteria relating to academic qualifications and relevant experience, check the course provider s website as listed on page 6. Information is also available in the NISCC booklet Honours Degree in Social Work - Advice for applicants (see page 17 for details). 7

10 How do I obtain relevant experience for entry to the Honours Degree? When you are applying to the Degree, you must be able to provide evidence that you understand what is involved in working in social work. Having relevant experience allows applicants to show evidence of their knowledge and understanding of practice issues and the personal attributes and skills needed for employment in social work. This experience is also essential when completing social work applications and attending interviews for courses. Relevant experience can be obtained through life experience, voluntary or paid work, or a mixture of all three. It can be gained by work through school, church, youth or community groups. It can involve working with older people, children, young people and adults, some of whom may have a physical or learning disability or mental ill health. Involvement can be part-time, full-time or sessional, but should be sustained over sufficient time to demonstrate interest and commitment to social work training and should involve direct contact with people needing support or help. Being a volunteer or a temporary care worker can also be an effective way of finding out more about social work as a career. It can help you decide if this is the career for you and may also be a satisfying experience which makes a valuable contribution to your community. Please note, if you decide to make an application for a place on the Degree, it is very important that you outline any paid or voluntary/unpaid work experience on your UCAS/ University application forms. Course providers will recognise both voluntary/unpaid experience as well as paid experience, particularly in relation to applications for the two year RGR and part time routes. 8

11 Experience obtained through Volunteering Voluntary work is often the first step to getting started in social work. The most effective way of gaining relevant experience may be to undertake voluntary work in the evenings and/or weekends, as you can combine it with other work or study commitments. If you are unemployed you can undertake unpaid voluntary work and continue to claim social security benefits provided you are free to attend interviews and take up a job if offered one. Opportunities for voluntary work may be available within your own community, in local hospitals, community groups, voluntary organisations and in prisons. The addresses for voluntary organisations are listed in telephone directories, in public libraries, on the internet or by contacting your local Citizen Advice Bureau. A list of Health and Social Care Trusts (HSCT) and bigger voluntary organisations can also be found in the NISCC Social Care Contacts booklet available from the NISCC website, or from the NISCC Information Service. Large public libraries, community centres, health centres and town halls usually have a notice board advertising local voluntary work opportunities. Please note, anyone employed to undertake voluntary/unpaid work with children and vulnerable adults, will be vetted to check their suitability to volunteer. 9

12 Example of a volunteer Ravindra is 23 years old and is employed in the civil service. He currently volunteers for a youth justice agency. He has been with the agency for almost two years now. This involves being a mentor* for a teenager who is currently in care. To do this work Ravindra has been vetted for suitability by the Youth Justice Agency. Ravindra spends two hours every Thursday night with the young person. Sometimes they just meet at the centre cafe for a chat, or they may take part in organised activities such as sports or craftwork at the centre. Ravindra has been supporting this boy for just over a year and finds this work very rewarding. Volunteering has given him the motivation and interest to consider training for a career in social work. *Mentoring is about providing guidance, advice, support and feedback to another person. It is about working with the individual with their agreement, not about imposing the mentor's views. Examples could include helping young adults to cope with living independently after being in care or helping homeless people to find a stable environment to work through their personal issues. 10

13 Experience obtained while at school For younger people, relevant experience might be gained through voluntary work in mentoring or community projects, hospital visits or buddy/befriending schemes. It could also include work through youth or community groups. Example of a young volunteer Lucy is studying for her A Levels. As part of her social care module, she has spent one afternoon each week visiting the local day centre for adults with disabilities. At the day centre, Lucy helps out with social activities for the adults. This includes helping them learn new skills such as shopping and cooking and supporting the adults to develop their independence when out and about by going on excursions/trips with them. Lucy has found this work very rewarding and enjoys working with the people there. She has also spent part of her summer holidays working part-time at the day centre. The experience Lucy has gained has sparked her interest in social work as a career and she hopes to apply for a place on the Honours Degree after completing her A Levels. 11

14 Experience obtained from life Working as a carer for a family member, a relative or a friend can provide some relevant practical experience to apply for the Honours Degree. Example of a carer Jim is the main carer for his mother who has mental ill health. Four years ago he decided to use the knowledge and skills this experience has given him to undertake a job he knows he enjoys. He successfully obtained a job as an advocacy worker for a local carers group. This job allowed him to use his experience to help other carers and has encouraged him to think about moving on to train professionally as a Social Worker. He recently completed an Honours Degree in Social Sciences through an Open University distance learning course. He now hopes to apply to the Degree in Social Work via the Relevant Graduate Route which he can complete over two years as he has a relevant social science degree. 12

15 Experience obtained while in paid employment in social care Paid employment as a home care assistant, support worker or day care worker can provide people with suitable experience to support them when they apply for the Honours Degree. Many Health and Social Care Trusts, voluntary and independent/private organisations employ social care staff in these posts. Vacancies are normally advertised in the regional press such as: the Belfast Telegraph (Tuesday/Friday) the Irish News (Thursday) the Newsletter (Thursday) Vacancies can also be found by searching your local newspaper, or by going to your job centre. Vacancies placed at the jobcentres can be accessed online through the Department of Employment and Learning (DEL) website at: Contact details for the HSCT, voluntary and independent/private organisations and employment agencies specialising in social care can be found in your local telephone directory or by searching on the internet. Useful contacts can also be found in the NISCC Social Care Contacts booklet. More information about paid employment in social care can be found in the NISCC Career in Social Care booklet. Please note, anyone employed to work with children and vulnerable adults, will be vetted to check their suitability for employment. 13

16 Example of a paid social care worker Sheila is 45 years old and has worked as a home care assistant for a Health and Social Care Trust for a number of years. Her job involves providing personal care and support for older people with specialist needs such as physical, mental or learning disabilities in their own homes. This work can include helping with housework, shopping, dressing, bathing, feeding and toileting. This support helps the people Sheila works with to live as independently as possible and provides valuable support to the family members who are caring for them. The sight of a friendly face can make a real difference to the older person s day-to-day life. Sheila began work without any formal qualifications, but undertook a Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) 2 qualification after starting work as a social care assistant. All social care workers are expected to regularly update their skills and learning and to develop their personal competence. Sheila successfully obtained a Diploma in Health and Social Care QCF Level II qualification. Having enjoyed this training she felt motivated to continue studying to a level that would allow her to apply to train to be a Social Worker. After an interview with an Access Tutor at her local college of further and higher education Sheila was accepted onto a suitable course. She hopes this is the first step to obtaining a qualified post and intends to apply for a place on the Honours Degree when she completes her Access course. 2 The QCF framework was introduced in January 2011 to replace National Vocational Qualifications (QCF). 14

17 Employment opportunities in Social Work? Employers continue to recruit Social Workers for a range of service areas across the statutory, voluntary, independent and private sectors, both on a permanent/ temporary and full-time/part-time basis. In Northern Ireland, the Health and Social Care Trusts are the main statutory employers for Social Workers but there are also job opportunities available in the Criminal Justice and the Education Sectors in areas such as: Probation, Youth Justice and Education Welfare and in specialist settings such as: addiction, fostering and adoption services. As a newly qualified Social Worker who has successfully completed an Assessed Year in Employment (AYE)*, you can expect to earn an annual salary starting at Band 5/6 (See Agenda for Change National Pay Band Rates at for more details.) *More information on AYE is available on page

18 Qualified as a Social Worker next steps? Assessed Year in Employment (AYE) Following successful completion of the Degree in Social Work, newly qualified social workers entering social work employment in Northern Ireland are required to complete an Assessed Year in Employment or AYE. This is a condition of their NISCC Registration. During this year all newly qualified Social Workers will be supported and supervised to consolidate their skills and knowledge. The AYE year is intended to ensure that newly qualified Social Workers have made the transition from student to employee and are competent to practise in the workplace. This registration condition is effective for a calendar year (minimum) from the date the graduate starts employment as a Social Worker. (For more details on AYE go to the NISCC website at 16

19 Other useful publications: The NISCC has produced a range of careers publications. These can be requested from the NISCC Enquiries Team at or from the NISCC website at Honours Degree in Social Work in NI: Advice for Applicants (This booklet provides more detail on entry criteria, how and where to apply, registration with NISCC, and funding for applicants applying to the Degree in Social Work in NI). A Career in Social Care in NI (This booklet provides a general introduction for those interested in working in social care in NI). A Career in Early Years Care in NI (This booklet provides a general introduction to anyone interested in working in early years, childminding and day care). Social Care Contacts (This booklet provides relevant contacts for those intending to work, volunteer or train for a career in social care, social work and early years in the UK). 17

20 Contact: NISCC Enquiries Team Northern Ireland Social Care Council 7th Floor, Millennium House Great Victoria Street Belfast BT2 7AQ Tel: Fax: Web: NISCC September 2012

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