What skills does a social worker need?
13 Sep 21
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Categories: Social Work, Undergradute
Do you love helping others? Social work or social care roles could be your calling…it’s not too late to apply for a degree!
The role of social work in society has a huge impact on communities. Without social workers and care workers, many vulnerable people wouldn’t have the support they need to lead a happy and meaningful life.
If you like the idea of supporting others and having a rewarding career, this subject area could be for you. At the University of Bolton, we still have places left for September 2021 so it’s not too late to kick-start your dream career.
We rank No.1 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Health Studies* and we’ve also been No.1 for Student Satisfaction in Social Work Courses in the North West* for the past two years. So there’s nowhere better to get your training.
Use the University of Bolton’s Clearing website to find the right degree for you and apply to join our friendly and supportive student community in September 2021!
Here’s why the world needs social workers and care workers like you…
Students who choose to study social work, social care and health studies are often altruistic by nature. They are natural-born carers and always put the needs of others first. In a world where modern society can often breed self-interest, greed and egotism, their work balances out the bad with the good.
This is a vital trait in both social work careers and health careers, so if you are kind, caring and compassionate, you could be the perfect fit for our undergraduate degree courses.
Without health and social care workers, or community support workers, many people would have to suffer with a range of health, mental health and social issues.
While health and social care workers ensure people with physical needs are taken care of, the role of social work in society helps those who are vulnerable.
We have an ageing population because of declining fertility rates and rising life expectancy. This trend first emerged in developed countries, but is now seen in virtually all developing countries, making it a worldwide concern.
In order to take care of our growing elderly population, the right care needs to be made available. This is one of the reasons why social care and health studies is so important.
Whether you choose to be a social worker or a health care worker, your role will be more than just providing practical help. You will be giving them hope, and reassuring them when they reach rock bottom.
While emotional support is more prominent in social work, it’s just as important in healthcare. Being a ‘people person’ matters, so having the right interpersonal skills is crucial for your professional development.
Finally, social workers and care workers are there to spread the good vibes. Patients and service users are often among the most vulnerable in society, and this means life can be difficult for them. Whether it’s a physical impairment or disability, or problems in their home life, positivity can be hard to come by. The elderly population may not have family members to look after them, and those with a troubled background may not have a support network. So coming to work with a smile on your face can make all the difference!
Ready to change the world? It’s not too late to apply for our social work or health studies courses. See what degree programmes are still available by going to the University of Bolton Clearing website.
Or if you have further questions, call our dedicated Clearing number +44 (0)1204 896936 and talk to a member of our team.
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