Career Insights

There is a huge range of opportunities available in adult health and social care. Whether you’re new to the role, coming back to work in health and social care, or want a career change, there will be a role to suit you.

Direct care

Helping others

This includes roles where you are working directly with people who need care and support such as:

  • Care Worker
  • Reablement/Rehabilitation Worker
  • Shared Lives Carer.

Care management

Demand for management skills is increasing and opportunities to progress are good. There are also opportunities to ensure the quality-of-care services and in delivery of training and assessment services. Roles involved in supervising or managing direct care delivery include:

  • Team Leader
  • Registered Care Home Manager.

Regulated professional roles

These roles mean you must be registered with a regulated body to practice and frequently require a degree or diploma for example:

  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Counsellor
  • Complimentary Therapist.

Support functionsExpressing yourself

There are great opportunities in the sector for those with experience in:

  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Cooking
  • Domestic support
  • Driving
  • Maintenance
  • Day care provision.

You can read more about all of these roles at Skills for Care(external link).

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