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Social Worker

An important and challenging role as an advocate for social justice and human rights.

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Bachelor of Social Work

This degree will provide you with the specialist skills and knowledge for a career as a Social Worker.

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Bachelor of Arts

This qualification gives you broad skills and knowledge in your chosen area of specialisation to get you started in your career.
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Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)

If you have already completed an undergraduate degree, this qualification will prepare you for a career as a Social Worker.

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How do Social Workers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 54 Social Workers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.8
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
3.3
Job security
3.5
Pay / Salary
3.5
Variety of work
4.0

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May 2021
Social work in a child and family wellbeing setting
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Social Work
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Children and Family wellbeing
The good things
This is a career that will continually challenge you and your own worldviews. It is difficult, diverse, challenging, busy, time-consuming - and yet one that is also rewarding, inspiring and one that c...
The challenges
We work within a difficult environment, and often see people at their worst, experience some of their worst behaviours, witness addictions, depravity, sadness and hopelessness. Work is never done, you...
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Aug 2019
Social work is highly demanding and challenging job but at the end of the day everything is worthy
Reviewer's Qualification
Masters of Social Work
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Homelessness
The good things
Opportunity to interact with Clients with various walk in life and working to achieve positive outcomes feels rewarding
The challenges
Safety issues High demanding situations Multi tasking Formal and informal decision making Emotional intelligence & self awareness should be implemented at all times
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29.3%
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