Careers in Social Care – Book talks from ambassadors + Get resources with SkillsForCare.org

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Support for teachers and careers advisors

Do you know someone kind, caring and compassionate, who’s looking for their next career step? Have they thought about a career in adult social care?

Not everyone knows what they want to do with their lives, which can make your job challenging.

We can help you at every step of your careers education, from inspiring people to consider a career in social care, to helping you find work placements and supporting people into entry-level roles.
Visit www.skillsforcare.org.uk/teachers to find useful resources and watch the video below to find out more about bringing an I Care… Ambassador in to your school or college.

How much do you know about careers in adult social care?

Adult social care is all about providing practical and personal support to enable people to live their lives.

There are lots of different roles, depending on what you want to do, who you want to work with and where you’d like to work.

You could be supporting someone with a physical disability, a learning disability and/or autism, mental ill-health or dementia. And this could be in their own home, in the community, a hospice, a care home or a day centre.
Who can work in adult social care?

Lots of social care employers recruit people based on their values, rather than qualifications and experience.
A Question of Care is an online quiz that’s based on real-life social care scenarios, that tells people if they have what it takes to work in social care.

Set your students a task to complete the quiz above to learn more about careers in care if it’s the right choice for them