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Social Care

Here you will find career resources for social care across Nottinghamshire.

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.

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Requirements

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.

Additional Information

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.

Case Studies

Here you will find real life stories and examples of what it is like to work in social care.

Social Care

Linda – Kitchen/Domestic worker to Registered Manager

Nurse

Social Care

Emma – Student to Care Assistant

Healthcare Assistant

Social Care

Tom – Regional Manager

Hotel Manager to Regional Manager

Videos

Transferable Skills: Activities Coordinator – Katie

Transferable Skills: Activities Coordinator – Katie

Shared Lives Carer

Shared Lives Carer

Social Worker

Social Worker

Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant

There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

Why wouldn’t you? (Work in Care)

Why wouldn’t you? (Work in Care)

Just….

Just….

Resource
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.

Careers Block – sector: Social Care

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