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If you are a locum social worker looking for a new professional challenge this year, then why not read the latest advice from Redwan Miah?

Is changing roles difficult for locum social workers?


Changing roles in the locum market can be difficult. Managers need someone who possesses a specific skill set that enables them to start in a new role and get to grips with a case load immediately. So, at times, going into something new can be daunting for a social worker to be able to do this.

What advice do you have for people looking to change specialisms?


If you really want to change specialisms, you should examine your skills and proficiencies and undertake any relevant training which will allow you to develop new competencies. It helps to research the field that you want to move into, so you can format the experience section or profile on your CV to fit the job description with any transferable skills which will allow hiring managers to see why you would be suited to the role.

What types of locum jobs are trending lately and do people change specialisms often?


People generally stick with what they know when it comes to locum work and they will also to go where the demand is high to make sure they are working. This tends to be the frontline teams, which have the highest demand. We have seen a demand for BIA assessors for both full time and adhoc assessors and there seems to be more people with the qualification who are able to do this.

What are the benefits of locum social work?


Locum social workers tend to value the job flexibility which can offer an improved work life balance with some able to take more time to spend family and children during school holidays. They can also experience how different councils work in comparison during a brief period and enjoy this diversity. They also value the opportunity to expand on multiple skills sets in various placements.

Are you looking for a new role?


If you’re looking for a new challenge this year, then why not take a look at the wide range of locum social work vacancies currently available? We have a range of opportunities available whatever your experience. If you’d like to find out more, just give us a call!
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