Social worker (m/f)

Social workers help and support individuals, families or groups in difficulty, helping them to integrate socially or professionally whilst reinforcing their autonomy. After analysing the situation, the social worker implements an action plan in accordance with the law and his code of ethics. Depending on the person's needs, the assistant refers them to the appropriate services.. Both upstream and downstream, there is a great deal of administrative work to be done: monitoring regulations, managing files, reporting on investigations, statistics, etc.


Places of work

  • education and care establishments for children (maisons relais, parental assistants, day centres or school hostels, crèches, mini-crèches);
  • child and family support services;
  • school psychosocial and support services (SePAS) in secondary schools;
  • Centre psycho-social et d'accompagnement scolaires (CePAS);
  • competence centres for specialised psychopedagogy.

Qualities required

  • good interpersonal skills and autonomy;
  • the ability to build trusting relationships;
  • maturity and personal Balance;
  • patience, optimism and strength of conviction;
  • be a good listener;
  • empathy and non-judgement.


  • bachelor's degree in social work (e.g. professional bachelor's degree in social and educational sciences from the University of Luxembourg or equivalent studies abroad, subject to passing the aptitude test organised by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research);
  • higher education qualification equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in the field of social work, including at least 25 ECTS of work experience.

Access to the profession

The profession of social worker is regulated. This means that a legal text defines the conditions for practising this profession and that authorisation from the Ministry of Health is required to practise the profession.

More information about higher education in Luxembourg and abroad on, a web portal of the Ministry for Research and Higher Education (MESR).


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Maison de l'orientation
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L-1118 Luxembourg

Phone: (+352) 80 02 81 81

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 17:00 (except for the "higher education" counter, which is only open in the afternoons from 13:00 to 17:00).

The Maison de l'orientation is a government agency that brings together in one place public players active in the field of educational and vocational guidance. In its "guidance" area, citizens can take advantage of a first meeting without appointment and anonymously, all year round (also during school holidays).

The portal

The website of the Ministry of Research and Higher Education (MESR) is aimed at high school and university students who wish to pursue higher education, but also at anyone who wants to return to higher education. You will find information on:

  • higher education in Luxembourg and abroad, admission requirements and university enrolment procedures, etc.;
  • State financial aid for higher education (MESR financial aid department);
  • procedures for entering a regulated profession;
  • information sessions and not-to-be-missed events such as webinars, open days, etc. ;
  • the MESR Student Fair, held annually at the end of October;
  • publications from the MESR's Higher Education Information Service (Info études) and Financial Aid Service (AideFi).

For all questions relating to the recognition of higher education qualifications, please refer to the website of the Ministry of Research and Higher Education.

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