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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.
The responsibilities of a care worker are varied, but you’ll need to have good communication skills and a desire to help others.
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.
As an activities support worker, you’ll organise social activities for people who need care and support.
Our adult care workers, or support workers, help people with all aspects of their daily lives.
You may be employed directly by an individual person, supporting them to live independently, usually in their own home.
As a rehabilitation worker, you’ll help people live independently, often following an illness.
Our Shared Lives jobs involve carers opening their home to someone who needs help.
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.
Registered managers ensure their organisation provides high-quality care and support.
Deputy managers help the manager of the organisation ensure high-quality care.
Some imagery and videos were captured prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.