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Health and social care focuses on taking care of those who are ill and in need of medical help in settings such as health centres, hospitals and in the general community. Health care workers are trained and licensed professionals providing immense support to nurture those who are in need of physical, mental or emotional treatment, illness or disease to maintain or restore their wellbeing.

Social care is essentially the care of people who are vulnerable in a personal manner such as practical assistance for children, young people and adults who need extra support within the community. Support workers are key people in our community, they provide specialised assistance for children, young people, adults or the elderly to allow them to live a fulfilling daily life in comfort. This can include taking care of people with problems with social interactions, physical disability to maintain independent living, those with complex relationships and personal issues and various other aspects to improve general health.

What areas of social care can you work in?

  • advice and guidance
  • childcare and early years
  • child protection
  • community work and day care
  • counselling
  • fostering and adoption
  • housing
  • occupational therapy
  • probation psychology
  • residential care
  • supporting independent living
  • therapies (e.g. art, music, drama)
  • youth and community work.

What are the skills you need to be in this sector?

  • Communication - you will come across various types of people who may not always realise the importance of the help you are providing or people who struggle to communicate in general.
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Work - to provide the best care, you will need to collaborate with many different people in your sector.
  • Genuine interest in caring for people
  • Friendliness Attentiveness & Reliability - due to close relationships, the people you care depend on you during difficult times and rely on you to help them overcome this.
  • Positivity - in this sector, you will encounter people facing serious health or wellbeing issues and you will naturally build close relationships so your positivity will be infectious.

Get in touch if you are a Support Worker, Care Assistant or Scheme Manager looking for Social Care vacancies. We recruit for Social Care jobs in Liverpool, Wirral, Merseyside, Knowsley and surrounding areas. If you tell Caring Services the hours and times you are looking for we will match you up with the appropriate placement.