HIGH VISIBILITY

Registered Charity No. 1071467

Call: 0161 633 5544

Jobs & Volunteers

Student Placements


OPAL has a history of managing successful student placements with student social workers gaining invaluable first-hand experience in supporting people with learning disabilities.

 

We have found that student social workers have a lot to offer our team, bringing a fresh perspective and strong commitment to provide one-to-one support to people with learning disabilities.

 

 

What OPAL offers students:

 

  • Suitable learning opportunities for those qualifying as social workers to demonstrate the National Occupational Standards for Social Work HCPC professional capabilities framework.
  • Opportunity to develop communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Participation in workforce development courses.
  • Develop professional working relationships through 1:1 and group work.
  • Assist with providing information to people in a format they can understand which helps them make informed choices.
  • Opportunity to work with multi agency teams.
  • Opportunity to plan, manage and assess the risk in all situations that may arise with the team.

 

 

In addition all student placements will receive guidance, support and supervision from a practice educator.



Case studies

 

Kate – student social worker

 

Completed 1st placement with OPAL and is now ready to start her job in Manchester as a qualified social worker.

 

“I had never worked with people with learning disabilities before. I developed my skills in communication, understanding needs and person centred approach, which I will use in my future career in social work.”



Contact us:

 

Email : admin (at) opal-advocacy (dot) co (dot) uk

 

Or you can write to:

 

OPAL

1st Floor OBA Millennium Centre

Featherstall Road North Oldham OL9 6QB

 

Or phone us on:

(Picture of telephone) 0161 633 5544

 

Click to View Map

 

 


 

 

Socially aware



Partners & Funders






We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

I accept cookies from this site.

EU Cookie Directive Module Information