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To land your first care worker job, all you need are the right qualities, rather than specific qualifications. With on-the-job training and ongoing support, starting a career in care has never been easier.

What does a care worker do?

The responsibilities of a care worker are varied, but you’ll need to have good communication skills and a desire to help others.

  • You'll support people who need additional help to live independently.
  • You could support someone in their own home or a residential home, or invite someone to live with you through a Shared Lives scheme.
  • You'll have plenty of opportunity to progress and gain formal qualifications whilst you work.
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How can I start my career in care?

There are lots of entry-level adult care jobs, including care home roles and live-in roles. All offer on-the-job training to help you develop both your skills and your confidence while you work.

 

How can I progress my career in care?

These roles require a little more experience, and in some cases qualifications, but you can get started with an entry-level care role, such as a care worker or support worker.

 

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