my ideal career by eve mullan 10A

My ideal career is to be a nurse. There are different parts of nursing i would enjoy social working or disability nursing. When i was younger i always wanted to work with babies as I played with dolls,toy babies etc. As i grew up though I began to realise that I am good with people and interacting and enjoys help elderly (as i visited the local nursing home in primary school). Up to the current day I still enjoy both sides of the nursing career so I didn't know what path to take as today I also love and enjoy working and caring for the disabled. It was until one day my mum,who works as a full time disability nurse/case manager, recommend I look into social working. Social working is a job with helps various people and not just one! so social working can help babies and their mothers right up to elderly.

skills and qualities you will need for social working:

social working fit into the social job family because you need to know how to interact with people, you need to be caring and most of all patient. You need to enjoy caring and helping people.Active Listening The ability to listen carefully, It’s how we establish trust, open doors and discover valuable details about the individuals who seek our help in understanding their unique circumstances.Social workers are often required to deal with busy schedules, heavy caseloads and paperwork. Successfully managing the aspects of the job can help you maximize the amount of time you’ll have on your schedule to provide meaningful services to your clients. So you will need to be well organised.

Subjects needed: for general nursing you are likely to need at least two (usually three) A-levels or equivalent qualifications at level 3, plus supporting GCSEs including English, maths and a science (usually biology or human biology).

what they have to do on the job: Social workers may work in all different fields as well -- work with children, families, adults, seniors, people with developmental or other disabilities, etc. They may work in many different types of settings; hospitals etc, personally i would not mind because what I love about it is that you are allowed to go out and about to see patents homes etc and not cooped up in an office all day. Of course, not all people who get a Masters in Social Work choose to do clinical,Some SW's choose to go into management. where they run programs and agencies, work in fundraising & development, but i would prefer to go into clinical.

so typical work hours for a social worker:In terms of a daily schedule registered nurses can often be found working 5-8 hour days, 4-10 hour days or 3-12 hour days per week.however nurses that work 12 hour days may end up working around 36 hours per week.

how much you earn:The average salary for Social Worker jobs is £42,500. But There are no fixed national salary scales but a newly qualified social worker should expect to earn £22,000 per annum. With further responsibilities and experience, this can rise to around £40,000. Social workers for the NHS would typically start on Band 6 of the NHS pay scale, which is £26,041 to £34,876.

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