Working with Adults
“It’s all about building relationships and working out how you can build the trust.”
Aled Burkitt, Care and Support Worker
Working with adults in social care can be challenging. But, for the right person, it can be really rewarding.
Work in social care and be the lifeline your community needs.
Working with adults
There are 65 different job roles that could be available to you in adult social care. These can see you working directly with individuals through to supervising teams of people. So, whatever your background or current skills, there’s likely to be something for you.
Choose and click on the sections below to learn more
Residential care offers people a home where they can get that extra care and support they might need.
Social Services provide a wide range of support to improve the well-being of children and adults.
Home care services
Home Care Services provide a wide range of care and support for people living in their own homes.
Real stories from real people
Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.
Jennifer works for HomeInstead Senior Care in Cardiff where no two days are the same. Her role ranges from client to client, from helping them up in the mornings, preparing their meals and administering medication.
Daytime Service Support Worker
Dan works predominantly with people with complex support requirements and/or behaviour which may challenge. He is sport and fitness crazy so is paired with people who have similar interests.
Jake is a Care Assistant at Tregerddan Care Home near Aberystwyth. After volunteering there when he was younger, he completed an access to nursing course and was soon offered a full-time job working with the residents.
Amy left school with no qualifications and decided she wanted to make a difference to families’ relationships. As a qualified social worker, she now works to find forever homes for children and supports vulnerable families to cope with various issues.
What Mair wants most out of her job is to ensure the people she works with can live life as best they can. Mair began her care journey as a support worker and has completed two qualifications while working. She now manages staff at a care home for disabled adults, making sure her tenants have the right care and support.
Senior Sensory Officer
Tracy works with blind and partially-sighted people and is a trained rehabilitation officer. She manages a team that supports people of all ages by producing braille documents and teaching mobility workshops using canes. She also works closely with guide dogs to make sure the people she supports can have the best quality of life.
Find potential employers
View our database of social care and early years providers who may have job opportunities. This list is continually changing, so keep checking for updates.
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