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A Career in Social Care

Many people in our society need some form of care. Carers have an important role to play in the wellbeing of the young and the old, people with disabilities and those in need of support.

Social Care Workers are at the heart of the community working to support a variety of different client groups, from vulnerable older people to young people with disabilities.

You could help people maintain their dignity and independence.

Opportunities within Social Care include:

Home Carers
As part of the Health and Social Care Team in local communities, you will enable people to meet their goals by being supportive and encouraging. Hours of work are during the day, evening and weekend on a rolling work pattern. You will be trained to a high standard and gain experience and satisfaction from being able to contribute to someone being able to live as independent a life as possible.

Care Homes/Sheltered Housing
Working with older people who are frail and vulnerable to provide a 24 hour service. This can be within a Care Home or within the persons own tenancy in a very sheltered housing complex. We aim to maximise independence while supporting the person. Areas for support may include assistance with personal care, eating and drinking and maintaining social relationships.

Day Care
Working at Day Care Centres delivering day services to older people which includes planned activities and lunch. This involves ensuring the effective running of the centre in co-operation with volunteers.

What qualifications and experience do you need?

If you have the following qualities then you are the type of person we are looking for:

A caring and patient nature
A genuine concern for people
Honesty and reliability
A friendly disposition
Willingness to learn new skills

Many jobs within social care are suitable for people who like to work flexible hours or work part-time. No two days are ever the same and a career in caring can offer great personal satisfaction.

To find out more about SVQs visit the Scottish Qualifications Agency website or the Scottish Social Services Council website or telephone 0845 60 30 891.

Future Career Opportunities

Social care offers a fantastic and rewarding career path and you can take the opportunity to improve your caring skills with work based training or perhaps at your local college or through university courses.

We will encourage your professional development, supporting you in every way and helping you realise your potential.

For further information contact:

Housing & Social Work
Staff Development and Training Officer
Woodhill House
AB16 5GB
Telephone: 01224 664985

For lots more information about careers within social care you should visit the Care in Scotland website.