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Why you should consider a move to agency social work!
Are you looking for a new challenge in a different environment? If so then it may be time to consider a move to agency social work.
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“Tell me more…”
Agency or ‘locum’ social work allows you to hit the ground running while your agency does the background work. It’s vital that you find the right agency, and that you have a great relationship with a consultant who has your best interests at heart.
“But why should I move?”
Flexibility – Temporary work gives you the chance to move positions if the role or management style isn’t right for you, allowing you to find the best personal fit. With this, it’s important to ensure your agency are offering you the right choices. Here at Liquid we do also offer permanent roles, adding more flexibility to your career path.
Choice – It’s no secret that there is a high demand for experienced social workers, so it’s vital that your agency presents you with these vacancies. Liquid Personnel is the leading provider of social workers, supplying to over 150 organisations in England, Scotland and Wales – meaning we have the widest variety of opportunities in some of the best performing councils, NHS trusts, charities and private organisations in the country! You also will be given the chance to work in councils that need to improve inadequate services - perfect if you want to make a change and work in a motivated, driven environment with a competitive salary!
Support – Another benefit of moving to agency social work is the guidance that is always at hand. Here at Liquid we provide a personalised, bespoke service to all of our candidates. You will be assigned a dedicated consultant from day one who, with their exceptional sector knowledge and experience, will endeavour to source excellent roles for you. Our specialised compliance and payroll teams are at hand to ensure you get placed into roles quickly, and that you are paid accurately and on time!
Control – There’s no doubt that the level of control in agency social work is a massive benefit. With Liquid, you will be able to have open and honest conversations with your consultant about your expectations of workload, contract length, location and other factors that allow you to effectively mould your next role. This freedom can improve your work-life balance and ensure that you are on the best possible path for personal and professional development! Agency social work puts YOU in control of your career, which may seem daunting at first but will certainly pay off in the long run. Not only this, but it will also make it easier to take career breaks when needed.
What does Liz, one of our social workers say?
“Liquid have always been honest in respect of contracts and what to expect from certain local authorities. Workloads and ethos have never been an issue, as I have been prepared with realistic expectations prior to engaging with the contracts.
My consultant is aware of my experience and what my interests are and always keeps me updated with relevant roles that may be of interest to me.
Liquid's knowledge of up to date information regarding social work within the Children's sector, such as duties within specific roles and changing regulations, has always been very helpful and is given in a timely manner.”
Are you thinking of switching to agency social work? Give us a call and one of our consultants will be happy to help!