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Find a job role that suits you and your interests in adult social care.
Take a look at our job role descriptions to find out what is best suited to you and your current interests and skills.
Work with people who need care and support.
Organise social activities for people who need care and support, including trips out, entertainment and supporting people to take part.
Support people with all aspects of their day to day living, including social and physical activities, personal care, mobility and meal times.
Support an individual to live as independently as possible, usually in their own home or in the community.
Support people to live independently, often following an illness or accident, and help them access support with housing, finance, social activities and life skills such as cooking or budgeting.
Open up your home and family life to include someone who needs care and support. They might come and live with you all the time or be a daytime visitor for a few hours a week.
Support vulnerable people to have their voice heard and ensure that their best interests are taken into consideration when decisions are being made about their lives.
Be responsible for managing a small team, or be the CEO of an organisation.
Lead or supervise a team of care workers to ensure they provide high quality care and support.
Depending on your level, you’ll be responsible for the day to day running of the organisation, ensuring it meets standards and managing budgets and contracts.
Lead and manage the care team, helping them to deliver high standards across the organisation. Play an important role in supporting the manager of the service.
Specialise in one area of care such as dementia or end of life care and take responsibility for training staff and putting policies in place.
Whatever your interests, there is a role in social care for you.
Provide housing related support and advice to ensure people keep their tenancy and live independently.
Be responsible for finding, managing and coordinating volunteers across an organisation or location.
Connect people with non-medical support in the community to improve their wellbeing and tackle social isolation.
Advise people around matters relating to legislation such as housing benefits, disability living allowances, employment benefits and rent support.
Support people who need care and support to find and maintain employment.
Carry out administration tasks to support the organisation.
Support the finances of the organisation.
Hiring and supporting staff.
Promote your organisation to the sector and potential staff.
Design and deliver learning and development sessions to improve the knowledge and skills of staff.
Be registered with a regulated body to practice. They require relevant qualifications which might include an undergraduate degree or diploma.
Offer counselling and advocacy to individuals and families, and intervene where vulnerable people need safeguarding.
Work with people with physical, mental or social disabilities to help do everyday activities such as with physical rehabilitation or equipment for daily living.
Perform clinical tasks to people in a nursing home or in the community.
Work with people and their families, carers, and partners to prevent ill health.
Provide complementary therapies such as reflexology, massage and aromatherapy to people who may be experiencing emotional distress, pain or psychological issues.
Provide emotional support to help people overcome challenges for example bereavement, living with a long term condition or drug or alcohol addiction.
These roles don’t involve direct care but are vital to the running of an organisation.
Prepare, cook and serve meals to people usually in a nursing or residential home, or in a day care centre.
Ensure that the environment in a residential home or sheltered housing is safe, tidy and clean.
Provide transport for people who need care and support, for example to and from a day centre or to hospital appointments.
Carry out practical maintenance jobs, usually in a residential home or sheltered housing.
Want some advice? You can speak to someone from the National Careers Service to help you make an informed decision about your career.