Adults’ services jobs

Liquid Personnel offers the widest variety of qualified temporary and permanent adult social worker jobs at UK local authorities, NHS trusts, fostering agencies, charities and more.

Specialists in adult social work recruitment

As the UK’s leading social work recruitment agency, we have a wide variety of social work jobs in adults’ services, in teams such as hospital discharge, mental health, adult safeguarding, and older people. We also have specialist assessment roles available, allowing skilled social workers to work on a pay-per-assessment basis. 

As a social worker in adults’ services, you’ll work closely with society’s most vulnerable adults, helping them to gain independence and control, whilst improving their wellbeing and quality of life.

Whether you work in adult safeguarding, hospital discharge, with people with physical or learning disabilities, or specialise in another adult social work job, our consultants will match you with the right permanent or temporary role to fit your skills and requirements.

How to find your next role with us

1. Apply or register

Apply for a job or register your interest

2. Complete your registration

Add your details and work experience

3. Find your next role

Your consultant will help you find your next role

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FAQs about adult social worker jobs

What adult social worker job opportunities are available through Liquid? 

Adult social work jobs span a variety of teams, from referral and assessment to hospital teams. At Liquid Personnel, we have opportunities currently available in a range of specialisms, including hospital discharge, older adults, liberty protection, community healthcare, Care Act assessment, physical disabilities and adult safeguarding.  

We also have contract, temporary and full-time roles on our website and recruit within many different settings. With such a wide variety of opportunities, you are sure to find a job that is perfect for you.

What social worker role in adults’ services is right for me next?

Adult social work jobs span a variety of exciting roles at all levels. When deciding on your next opportunity, take the time to think carefully about your career aspirations, your daily life and your preferences. This will help you decide on what your next job should be.   

And remember, you can always get in touch with the Liquid Personnel team. Highly experienced in supporting social workers in securing the right role, we will help you recognise what opportunities are out there and which ones are right for you.

What is a typical career pathway for social workers in adults’ services? 

Within social work, there are several different career paths that you can go down. A common career path for social workers in the adults’ services is as follows:

Newly Qualified Social Worker > Social Worker > Senior Social Worker > Senior Practitioner > Assistant Team Manager > Team Manager > Service Manager > Head of Service

There are many other career paths available within adults’ services, depending on your specialism and interests. For more information, read our guide on social work career progression opportunities.

If you are currently looking to take the next step forward in your career, there are several different ways you can do so. Firstly, you can gain postgraduate qualifications or training within the area you want to focus on. Your other options include identifying promotion opportunities at your current role and looking for horizontal – or lateral – career progression opportunities in a slightly different area or setting.

Whichever adult social worker job you want to apply for next, you have long-term prospects and endless opportunities to make a difference. Whether you want to pursue a managerial position or a more specialised role, you can keep growing your experience and enjoy a hugely rewarding career helping others.

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