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For over 60 years, Reed has been sourcing the best social worker jobs for qualified social workers (QSWs) across the UK. Every day, adult’s social workers and children’s social workers support millions of people to help change lives for the better. Social worker jobs are about people, and at Reed, our experts in QSW will partner collaboratively with you to protect people, enable positive change, and ultimately improve lives.

With our local knowledge, expertise and passion for getting people into a social work career, we specialise in recruiting high-calibre, trained social workers like you. And, by choosing to work with us, you will have access to a range of social worker jobs, with flexible working options that suit your lifestyle. From temporary assignments to permanent full-time contracts, or ad hoc and specialist assessment work, our dedicated teamwork with you to find the social worker job that offers you the perfect balance.

Reed has offices across the UK, so our specialists can find you the perfect social worker job on your doorstep. As experts in the field, we’re a top tier supplier to many local authorities, charities, the private sector and the NHS.

Our specialist QSW recruiters will support you throughout your job in social work and wider social work career journey by offering comprehensive training, CPD help, networking opportunities and peer support.

Reed is committed to the wellbeing and safety of all our social workers and clients, so when choosing to work temporarily or on an interim basis with us, we will provide you with a dedicated candidate care consultant to support, listen and advocate for you on assignment – whatever social worker vacancy you are in.

Children's services

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We understand that when working to help safeguard the most vulnerable people in society, it can be hard, yet rewarding work. Whether you’re looking for a children’s social worker job on a temporary or permanent basis, your local children’s services expert will work with you to find the right child social worker role to meet your skills and experience.

We know that caseloads can be high in children’s services. Your dedicated recruitment specialist will work collaboratively with you, as a children’s social worker, to ensure any roles we recommend for you have manageable caseloads and the right support mechanisms in place to assist you.

If you are looking for a social work job or social work manager role, then we can help you – whatever area you specialise in:

Children with disabilities, social worker jobs: we have a wide array of temporary, permanent and project opportunities as a children’s social worker which includes looking after those with sensory disabilities, learning disabilities and those in need of autism assessments.

Family support, social worker jobs: we have a range of jobs in this field that cover all aspects of child in need.

Fostering, children’s social work jobs: our specialists have expertise and experience in fostering, adoption, local authorities, independent fostering agencies (IFAs) and regional adoption agencies (RAAs).

Looked after children (LAC), social work jobs: we specialise in recruiting for LAC social worker job opportunities, so whether looking to work with children in care or children leaving care, our experts can help you find the perfect role.

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub social worker jobs: we specialise in MASH jobs across the UK, so if you’re looking for a job in this practice, our social work recruiters can help.

Our children’s services experts can also help you find a role in audit, quality assurance, or as an independent reviewing officer.

Adult services

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At Reed, we have a track record of matching adult social workers with the right organisation, whether that be a local authority, NHS trust, private healthcare, or charity.

We are best placed to help you find the perfect adult social care jobs across a number of specialist areas, including, but not exclusive to:

Safeguarding adult’s social work jobs: whether looking for a temporary, permanent or project-based role our experts can find you the right adult social worker safeguarding job to fit in with your needs.

Hospital discharge adult social worker jobs: responsible for ensuring the safe and timely discharge from hospital, hospital discharge social workers are vital, we can help match you to the perfect role in your local area.

Community social worker jobs: as a community social worker you are important in making communities function, that’s why it’s imperative to find the right community social worker job for you. Whether you work with individuals conducting needs assessments and make referrals to resources in the community, or are looking for more of a community builder/organiser role, our experts can help.

Mental health social worker jobs: we can help you find a role that enables you to empower individuals suffering from mental illness, as well as helping to support their families. Whether you are looking for a role in forensics or as part of a community mental health team (CMHT), or experts work with a range of organisations across the UK.

Disabilities social work jobs: whether working with adults with learning our physical disabilities, we can match you to the perfect employer to where you can help support individuals to live independently as well as offering a helping hand to their families.

Our adult social work experts are located across the country and work closely with you to take the next step in your career. Whether you’re looking for a temporary, permanent or interim role, locally or further afield, for a social worker or senior manager position, we will work alongside you to find your perfect match.

Your dedicated expert will guide you throughout the process, from providing CV advice to suggesting interview techniques. And if you are working with us on a temporary or interim basis, you will also be assigned a dedicated candidate care consultant to support, listen and advocate for you on assignment in your adult social work role.

Interim & senior management

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Reed is well-versed in the recruitment of interim and permanent senior management social work jobs for local authorities, NHS and the third sector.

Our access to some of the UK’s top social work service providers allows us to help you take the next step in your career with an organisation that meets your needs. Whether you are looking for a role as head of service or assistant director, your qualified social worker executive search specialist will work with you to match your knowledge, skill set and ethos to the right organisation and executive social worker job.

Alternatively, if you are an independent reviewer, we can match you with several organisations looking to examine their social care service. Whatever role you’re looking for, your local specialist can work with you to make sure your next career move is the right one.

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