Social Work Placement

This is a hands-on, front-line placement designed to prepare you for real-life working with a diverse client group in a non-statutory, mental health and social care setting

About the placement

You’ll undertake a 75-day voluntary, non-statutory placement with us, at a minimum of
3 days per week in line with your university requirements. You’ll be given responsibility for:

Leading floating support visits

You’ll have a direct caseload of clients who you will work with 1-to-1 at home or in the community to provide holistic emotional and practical support, and promote independent living, mental health and wellbeing. You’ll also form part of the inter-disciplinary partnership of professionals that supports many of these people.

Leading a Wellbeing Activity

Develop your professional leadership and project management skills by facilitating a wellbeing activity like art, singing or exercise

Supporting our Wellbeing Hub

Deliver social, emotional and practical support to the diverse range of adults who attend our Community Wellbeing Spaces, create an inclusive sense of belonging and support the day-to-day running of the centre.

Supporting with administrative tasks

Including client record keeping, desk-based research, planning and speaking to a variety of stakeholders via phone.

Learning, supervision and training

Our Placement is all about providing the best learning opportunity possible so that you hit all your PCF’s and leave us ready to launch into your career. You will:

  • Be part of group co-learning spaces where you’ll engage in critical reflection and analysis of your own learning and play a role in mutually facilitating the learning of other students.
  • Have access to a range of formal training certifications designed to boost your working skills and give you a CV that stands you apart from the crowd.
  • Have your own Supervisor within the organisation who’ll support, guide and challenge you throughout your journey, alongside a Practice Educator who’ll supervise you from a Social Working perspective.

About you

We are looking for people who:

  • Love people as much as we do
  • Have great inter-personal and communication skills
  • Align with our values
  • Demonstrate openness to learning
  • Are ready and willing to be pushed well outside their comfort zone

Find out more

Download the information pack for essential preparation for the Selection workshop and more information about us an organisation, what a placement could look like day-to-day, and detailed information to help you apply – download a Placement Student Information Pack by clicking the button below:

How to apply

Your recruitment process consists of three stages: your application, interview and attendance at a Selection Workshop, now all done online. Follow the steps below to complete your application and book your interview and Selection Day:

You should complete all three stages at least 3 months before your intended start date, and ideally sooner. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Placement Coordinator, Indi via email at learning@likewise.org.uk or by phone on 020 7278 4437

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