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Work in Plymouth Adult Social Care

What is adult social care?

To work in adult social care, you'll need to have good communication skills and a desire to help others.

  • You'll support people who need additional help to live independently.
  • You could support someone in their own home or a residential home, or invite someone to live with you through a Shared Lives scheme.
  • You'll have plenty of opportunity to progress and gain formal qualifications whilst you work. 

The benefits of adult social care

Working in adult social care is not just an emotionally rewarding role, it's one of the most varied too. Working with a range of people with different care needs means every day is different to the next.

Benefits include:

  • One of the most in-demand and rewarding roles in the UK.
  • The opportunity to train as you learn.
  • Ongoing career progression and training opportunities.
  • Long-term employment prospects and job security.

Direct care roles

There are many entry-level roles in adult social care, all of them offering on-the-job training to help you develop your skills and confidence whilst you work.

Below are just a few of the roles available:

  • Care worker
  • Personal assistant
  • Activities coordinator
  • Rehabilitation worker
  • Shared Lives carer

These roles require more experience, in some cases formal qualifications.

  • Registered manager
  • Deputy operations manager

Find out more on the Everyday Is Different website

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