Careers in Social Work
As a social worker, you might find yourself working with some of the most vulnerable people in society. You will support your clients and work alongside other social care staff to meet their needs. Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of social care settings across the country.
Social workers support the individuals and groups within society who may experience social exclusion or crisis. Working within a legal framework of policies and procedures, a social worker will typically be involved in a range of tasks.
On a daily basis you may conduct interviews with service users to review their situation, offering information and advice to them and their families. You will also work with other health and social care staff across multidisciplinary teams, such as mental health and child protection.
Typical salary: £28,000 - £35,000
Average UK salary range
£15,600 - £39,520
Residential Care Social Workers
You will work with vulnerable residents who reside in residential and care homes, hostels, adult and youth centres. The clients may have a range of support needs including drugs and alcohol dependency, mental health issues or disability. The work you do will very much depend on your clients' individual needs, but tasks might include advising residents, liaising with families and organising social activities.
Typical salary: £19,600 - £29,000
Robert Gordon University Graduates
Some of our graduates have gone on to be:
- Social Worker with Angus Council in Arbroath
- Support Worker with Turning Point Scotland in Aberdeen
- Criminal Justice Social Worker with Aberdeenshire Council
- Rehabilitation Officer with NHS Grampian in Aberdeen
- Project Worker with Children 1st in Fraserburgh
“The theoretical base of the course was very broad which helps prepare students for social work practice. I was employed in social work soon after completing the course.”
Elaine Edwards Social Work BA (Hons) Aberdeen Royal Infirmary