Social Care

What does a social care worker do?

A social care worker provides care and support to individuals who require assistance with day-to-day living and carrying out activities which allow them to lead a normal life. Social care workers work with a wide variety of groups from the elderly to children, people living with disabilities and people affected by homelessness and addiction. A social care worker provides practical support to their clients, enable them to live a high quality of life and advocate on their clients behalf.

What skills and qualifications do I need to be a social care worker?

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Teamwork
  • Empathy
  • Minimum level 7 Bachelor degree in social care discipline.

Where can I work as a social care worker? 

Social care workers are required across a wide range of not-for-profits and work with a variety of service users. The primary sectors which employ social care workers are the social services and health sectors, however social care workers can also be found in the development and housing sector and the education sector.

What is the career path for a social care worker?

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    Director of Services

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    Services Manager

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    Social Care Team Leader

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    Social Care Worker

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    Social Care Trainee