Social Care Graduate Jobs
A job in social care involves helping people live their lives in the best way possible. This involves giving the people that need it a bit of extra practical help - whether it be in a children's home or in someone's own home. Typically this includes, helping out with everyday tasks, providing emotional support and enabling people to retain their independence, control and dignity. It is a very rewarding job and can make a huge difference to someone's life, and yours too!
The majority of social care workers are home care assistants or work in care homes. However, a large choice of jobs can also be found involving working with children, the elderly and people with disabilities.
Training and Qualifications
It is not necessary to have any formal qualifications before you start working in social care, although many social care workers are expected to have a relevant qualification.
The qualifications that will help you to get a job in social care are listed below:-
Although it is possible to work in certain supervised posts in social care from the age of 16, many other areas such as in a residential children's home, require that care workers be over the age of 18. Please go to www.cqc.org.uk for more information.
Please note that all social care workers are subject to checks with the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) before being permitted to work.