Frequently asked questions regarding working as a consultant social worker

Below you will find the most frequently asked questions plus answers. Don't hesitate to contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.

What specialist training do you offer for consultant social workers?
The locum social workers who work for us on a regular basis are offered an individual training program based on the wishes and needs of the social workers.
How long has Agila been in business?
Agila launched its business in 2008 under the name Vårdassistans. We changed the name to Agila in 2016. However, the business has not changed; since its inception it has involved healthcare staffing and since 2015 we also work with social worker staffing.
How often do you pay salaries to consultant social workers?
We pay our employed social workers twice a month.
Within which specialist fields do you offer jobs for consultant social workers?
We offer jobs within all fields in the social services area, with special emphasis on individual and family care as well as child and youth work. We also have work if you have training as a supervisor and experience as a manager.
What is the salary for a consultant social worker?
Salaries for temporary social workers vary just like salaries differ between regularly employed social workers. The level of education is mainly what determines the level of salary but the scope of the job, its duration and location also factor. Contact us for specific examples of what is applicable for your level of training/education. By clicking on the link you can read more about salaries for social workers who work for Agila.
Can you provide references?
Absolutely! Speaking with a colleague who can explain what it is like to work as a locum social worker, but also about Agila as employer, is an ideal way to understand the industry and how we work.
How can I find out what jobs are available?
When you have an account on our homepage you can easily log in and search through our database. You will find the jobs that we can offer our staffing social workersat any given time. When we receive a request from one of our clients, these jobs are usually filled immediately before they are posted on our homepage. That is why it is always a good idea to keep in constant touch with your personal contact person so that he or she is up to date on your requests regarding upcoming jobs.
What documentation, etc., do you need to get jobs from you?
Before you are booked for an assignment as a staffing social worker, we require the following:
  • Name and contact information for three references
  • CV and personal letter
  • Copy of diploma
  • Copy of identification documentation (driver's licence or passport)
  • In certain cases, information from criminal records register
Why should you work as a consultant social worker?
When we have done surveys among our employed consultant social workers we have asked that very same question. The factors that attract most people to work as a social worker throughsocial worker staffing are flexibility and the freedom to decide your work yourself as well as having to spend less time in internal meetings and administration. The higher pay, appreciation from the employer and varying work duties were also high on the list.
Why should you work as a temporary consultant worker through Agila?
We are the social worker staffing agency that works a little harder than all the others. We always give our clients and employees "that little extra". We are not satisfied simply because you as an employed temporary social worker are satisfied. We want better than that for you. We want to be the obvious choice for you as a consultant social worker and our efforts to ensure that makes a big difference!
How do you check the social workers who work for you?
Our experienced consultant managers always conduct personal interviews with you if you are a social worker. Prior to each assignment, we check the record of the social worker in question with the learning institution attended. We also always contact the three references given.
Do you work with social work students?
Currently we do not offer temporary positions for social work students.
Do you have managerial jobs in the social work field?
Of course! We work with several clients where our consultant social workers with management experience have accepted jobs. We are extremely proud of the collective expertise possessed by our management consultants.
How long are the jobs you offer?
The duration of the social work assignments varies but it is usually between 2 and 5 months.
Do I arrange my travel and accommodation myself when accepting a job in another location?
We always help you to find the best possible travel arrangements and accommodation whenever you as a temporary social worker will be working in another location.
Do you offer long distance jobs in social work?
Yes! We work with many clients who not only offer it but prefer it. This usually involves investigation work within social services. Contact us for a more in-depth look at the jobs or assignments that could be involved.
Do you have jobs for pensioners?
We do, and we would be more than happy to work with you if you are a senior in social work. We and our clients realise the enormous value of the level of knowledge and expertise of social workers who have worked for a long time in the field. If you are a pensioner and want to offer your experience, don't hesitate to get in touch with us today!
Do you offer your consultant social workers any form of introductory training?
We offer an introduction in the form of discussions and advice through our competence committee.
Why did you change your name from Vårdassistans to Agila?
One of the reasons we changed the name was to enable us to expand geographically under the same company name. Besides, the name Agila is easier to pronounce and is associated with words like flexible, adaptable and responsive, which are in line with our values.

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