Social Care: it’s all in the name. A role in social services, whether that’s as part of a charity, the NHS, or local authorities, requires a great passion for helping others at its very core. The services that the Social Care field provide are vital and so the sector is in endless demand of qualified and skilled employees to take on the challenging, but rewarding, opportunity. No matter if you want to be involved in counselling, social work or mental health therapy, roles are available from entry-level all the way to the managerial position. Over a thousand organisations make it their mission to deliver care for those all over the country – find out how you can join them here.
Accommodation wardens manage the day-to-day running of services like sheltered housing, youth hostels and student flats.
Aid workers help people in overseas countries affected by man-made and natural disasters like wars, outbreaks of disease and earthquakes.
Art therapists help people express difficult thoughts and feelings through creative activities.
British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters help deaf and hearing people communicate with one another.
Care escorts accompany elderly people, or adults and children with disabilities, on local journeys and appointments.
Care home advocates make sure the views and wishes of residents in care homes are heard.
Care home managers are responsible for the leadership and day-to-day running of residential care homes.
Care workers help vulnerable people to manage their daily activities and to live as independently as possible.
Careers advisers help people make decisions about their education, training and work options.
Charity directors plan ways to develop a charity's services, generate income and raise awareness of its work.
Child protection officers promote children's wellbeing and protect them from harm or abuse.
Childminders care for babies, toddlers and children in their own home, supporting their learning and development.
Clinical psychologists help people to deal with mental health issues, phobias and addiction.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) practitioners use talking therapy to help patients change negative patterns of thinking or behaviour.
Communication support workers (CSWs) help deaf students in education.
Community development workers help people to improve the quality of life in their local area.
Community transport drivers provide a door-to-door service for people who can't easily use public transport.
Counsellors help people discuss their problems and feelings in a confidential setting.
Dramatherapists use group work, role play and movement to help people with their feelings and emotions.
Drug and alcohol workers help people tackle their drug, alcohol or substance misuse problems.
Education welfare officers make sure that children attend school and get the support they need.
Equalities officers promote practices and attitudes to make sure all people are treated equally within organisations.
Family mediators help divorcing or separating couples reach agreement without having to go to court.
Family support workers help and advise families with long or short-term difficulties.
Forensic psychologists explore what makes people commit crimes.
Foster carers look after children and young people who are not able to live in their own homes.
Funeral directors make arrangements for burials and cremations, and provide support and advice for the bereaved.
Horticultural therapists use gardening to improve their clients' health and wellbeing.
Housing officers look after rented properties for local authorities and housing associations.
Learning mentors help students and pupils deal with any difficulties they have with their learning.
Life coaches support and encourage people to help them make informed decisions in their working and personal lives.
Money advisers help people whose debts have become too large or difficult for them to handle.
Music therapists use music and sound to help improve people's emotional well-being, relieve stress and build confidence.
Nannies work in private homes caring for their employer's babies and young children.
Nursery managers run early years childcare centres, providing day care for babies and young children from birth to 5 years.
Nursery workers help babies and children up to 5 years old to develop and learn in a safe and supportive setting.
Occupational therapists help people overcome difficulties caused by physical or mental illness, disability, accidents or ageing.
Occupational therapy support workers work with occupational therapists to help sick, injured or old people to be as independent as possible.
Palliative care assistants provide specialist end of life care and support to patients and their families.
Patient advice and liaison service (PALS) officers give support, advice and information about NHS services.
Play therapists help children to make sense of difficult life experiences, or complex psychological issues through play.
Playworkers support children and young people to create their own spaces and opportunities for play.
Probation officers supervise people serving community and prison sentences and help them to stay away from crime.
Psychological wellbeing practitioners give treatment and support to people with mental health problems.
Psychologists study people's behaviour, motivations, thoughts and feelings, and help them to overcome or control their problems.
Psychotherapists use talking techniques and therapies to help people who are distressed, or have mental health problems.
Religious or faith leaders offer spiritual and moral guidance, and lead public worship and other religious ceremonies.
Residential support workers look after the physical and mental wellbeing of children or vulnerable adults in care.
School crossing patrols help children and adults cross the road safely on their way to and from school.
School matrons look after the health and wellbeing of pupils in boarding schools.
Senior care workers provide physical and emotional support to individuals and supervise teams of care assistants.
Social services managers plan and co-ordinate the health, welfare and social care support provided by local authorities and charities.
Social work assistants give advice, guidance and support to help people with their physical, emotional and social needs.
Social workers help to protect vulnerable children and adults from harm or abuse, and support people to live independently.
Substance misuse outreach workers encourage people to get help from local support services, and advise them on minimising risks to health.
Victim care officers support people who've been affected by crime.
Welfare rights officers give support and free advice to the public.
Youth offending team officers work to prevent children and young people under 18 from offending and reoffending.
Youth workers guide and support young people aged 11 to 25. They organise activities to help with personal and social development.
If you are looking to enter into a career in childcare then an apprenticeship with Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-school could be for you!
Looking for a career in childcare? The Old Station nursery Manor Lodge, part of the Old Station Nursery Group, believe in creating brighter futures for every child in their care by providing the very best care and learning environment to the children so that they are ready for every stage of learning. Lots of great benefits including Perkbox and your birthday off!
Are you a passionate to become an early years practitioner? Dragonfly Day Nursery have a great opportunity to train as an Early Years Practitioner and gain your level 2 whilst supporting childrens learning, play and development and building key relationships.
Looking for a career in childcare? Apricot Day Nursery, part of the Old Station Nursery Group, believe in creating brighter futures for every child in their care by providing the very best care and learning environment to the children so that they are ready for every stage of learning. Lots of great benefits including Perkbox and your birthday off!
If you’re looking to start your career in early years, look no further! KME Nurseries Ltd ta Cub are looking for apprentices to join their team and support in offering exceptional early years care and education for the modern family. They offer free lunch and an allowance for work clothes.
Busy Bears is looking for a Level 3 apprentice to support with the day to day running of the setting. This is a great opportunity to develop in a highly reputable nursery where you can help children develop their learning in all areas of development however they decide to play.
Honey Pot is a Nursery group with a difference and is a proud family run nursery group offering outstanding childcare. We currently have a fantastic opportunity to start your career in Childcare in an award winning company that has a huge focus on wellbeing. You will be providing learning and support for children in your care.
Start your career in Childcare with Cherry Tree Nurseries as an Early Years Practitioner Apprentice. Working with children alongside passionate and experienced professionals, earn while you learn whilst being fully supported. You will be supporting planning of play activities and ensuring the children’s safety and welfare.
Looking for your next step in a career in childcare? Little Muffins Nursery are currently looking for an apprentice to complete a level 3 qualification. You will work in partnership with other professionals, parents, colleagues and children to meet the individual needs of children. Benefits include discounted childcare and your birthday off!
The Park Nursery are looking for a level 3 Early Years Apprentice to join their highly skilled team. A fantastic opportunity to gain a level 3 early years apprenticeship whilst supporting the room leaders in providing high end education engaging children through fun and educational activities. Lunch is provided and you get Christmas time and your birthday off!
Do you already have a level 2 qualification in Early Years and looking to progress onto a level 3? Smarty Pants nursery have the opportunity for you. They enable children to express their own imaginations to become confident young people. You will plan and lead activities and play opportunities. Apply now!
Are you looking to begin your early years career by gaining a Level 2 qualification whilst on an apprenticeship? The Kindergarten Group are looking for an apprentice to join their team. You will offer physical and emotional care to the children whilst helping them develop and learn.
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