Home Care – Children
Home care services provide a wide range of care and support for children and young people within their own homes. This care is built around the needs, routines and aspirations of the child or young person and their family.
Home care services help to provide care and support to enable children and young people to live the life that matters to them, regardless of any barriers that they face. Home care also helps to encourage the well-being of the child or young person, as well as their family within the home.
All managers of home care services must register with Social Care Wales. The registration is currently open for workers too and this will be mandatory in April 2020.
Home care services aim to:
- Provide care and support for the social, emotional and physical needs of children and young people and encourage participation in activities of their choice
- Develop good working relationships with children and young people and their families to support their well-being
Home care is also widely referred to as Domiciliary Care and the two names are often interchangeable when used in job advertisements.
Within home care services you will find roles such as:
- Home Care Manager
- Home Care Deputy Manager
- Home Care Service Co-ordinator
- Home Care Senior Worker / Supervisor
- Home Care Support Worker
Roles within Home Care – Children
Home Care Manager – Children
As a Home Care Manager, you’ll set the operational direction and organise the effective running of the service.
Home Care Deputy Manager – Children
As a Home Care Deputy Manager, you’ll support the Manager of the service to ensure it runs effectively.
Home Care Service Co-Ordinator – Children
As a Home Care Service Co-Ordinator, you’ll co-ordinate the work of a team of Home Care Workers and Home Care Senior Care Workers.
Home Care Senior Worker – Children
As a Home Care Senior Worker, you’ll provide care and support to children and young people within their own homes.
Home Care Support Worker – Children
As a Home Care Support Worker, you’ll provide care and support to children and young people within their own homes.
Job vacancies in care
Wales needs more social care workers.
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