The need to ensure that the social work profession continues to thrive and to make a difference in the world has led to this movement of human resources from country to country of skilled social workers. This movement of workers is enriching the diverseness of many countries and meeting the needs of vulnerable people.
Social Workers all around the world are seeing the benefits of working in other countries either on short term contracts or as permanent workers. Some are recruited through recruitment companies acting as go betweens and some directly through job applications on line or through the national press.
If you have decided to enrich another country with your social work skills whilst seeing the world you might want to consider being well prepared in the following areas:
Travel document, visas, work permits, professional registration
Obtain information directly from consulates and embassies you need precise information in relation to your status. This must be done in advance and applications sorted out before you make firm plans just in case you need to change deadlines
Accommodation and general living issues:
The rental market
Where to live
How to find accommodation
Best modes of transport
Cost of living
Taxation: Tax rebates, income tax, nations insurance
Health Care: vaccinations, taking care of any existing conditions you may have; medications and prescription availability