Find a career in Social Care
Social care is about providing physical, emotional, and social support to help people live their lives. For various reasons and at different stages in their lives, some people need support to develop and maintain their independence, dignity, and control.
Social care provides a whole range of services to support adults and older people.
If you work in social care, you could help people in their own homes, in residential homes or in several other places such as day centres or supported housing.
Learn more about Social Care in Nottinghamshire HERE
What sort of person do I need to be?
It often doesn’t matter about your background or how old you are, if you want to help people there’s a social care job for you.
What’s really important is your values.
What skills do I need?
You might also need a certain set of skills for particular roles, as well as core skills of English, number, digital and employability skills such as problem solving and team work.
What values do I need to work in social care?
This document tells you a bit more about what type of person you need to be and there are short activities to help you think about whether social care is right for you.
What core skills do I need to work in social care?
This document outlines some of the skills you need and has short activities to help you think about transferable core skills from your previous experiences.
There are some qualifications you might want to do to get a taster of what it’s like to work in social care:
- Level 1 Award in Preparing to work in the care sector
- Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Preparing to work in the care sector.
Here you will find real life stories and examples of what it is like to work in social care.
Linda – Kitchen/Domestic worker to Registered Manager
Emma – Student to Care Assistant
Tom – Regional Manager
Transferable Skills: Activities Coordinator – Katie
Shared Lives Carer
There’s no place like home
Why wouldn’t you? (Work in Care)
|Every Day is Different|
|Skills for Care|
|A Question of Care – tool to see if working in care is for you|
|National Careers Service|
|Career pathway: social workers in adult social care|
Social Care roles
Explore social care roles across Nottinghamshire.