A role in social care?

A role in social care?

There are lots of different roles in social care to choose from. You can choose to work in a residential care setting or may prefer visiting people in their homes. Either way you will be supporting people to remain independent and to live their lives.

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Some of the roles we employ include:

  • Care Worker / Domiciliary Care Worker
  • Personal Assistant
  • Support Worker
  • Senior Care Assistant
  • Rehabilitation

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What might i be doing?

Depending on the role, some of the duties include:

  • Personal care such as washing, dressing and toileting
  • Carrying out household tasks such as shopping and housework
  • Working with the individual to support them with their household management such as budgeting and writing letters
  • Supporting individuals with mobility or exercises
  • Supporting attendance at social activities
  • Preparing meals

Job roles in Social Care – tells you more about the different roles you can do

For further information Think Social Care – provides an overview of working in social care.

If you want to know more about working in social care visit Skills for Care.