A range of job opportunities are available locally for people interested in working in the care industry, thanks to Bracknell Forest Council’s network of partners bringing more than 70 jobs to the borough.
Residents can find out more about a career in social care and support as well as the roles available at a series of information events taking place over the next two weeks.
Support workers provide vital help to local people, supporting them to get the most out of life while living as independently as possible in their own homes. They may work with older people, those with a disability or long-term condition or people with mental health conditions, such as dementia.
The council’s new approach to home based care means that support workers are now able to design a personalised care plan to help the person they’re working with achieve their goals, rather than carrying out specific tasks on their behalf.
The role of a support worker is designed to help those residents who need care to develop their existing skills and regain as much independence as possible. Support may include providing practical help such as personal care or shopping, emotional support in helping a person to regain their confidence after a fall, or help to increase independence through supporting them to be part of the community.
Anyone over the age of 18 can become a support worker and the demand for new staff is increasing.
Cllr Dale Birch, executive member for adult services, health and housing, said:
Support workers play a crucial role in keeping the community healthy, happy and independent. With the demand for care workers growing, now is a great time to consider a career in care.
Our new approach to home care is focused on helping residents achieve their own individual goals, so the role is not only rewarding but also offers a flexible and varied work pattern.
From the role of support worker you can progress into other positions such as a registered care manager. If you or someone you know may be interested in a career in care I’d urge you to come along to one of the information events over the next few weeks or visit our website for more information.
Information events are being held by the council’s five home care providers: Q Care Ltd, Care 1st Ltd, Loving Angels Care Ltd, Oxford House Community Care; and Watershed Care Services Ltd.
The sessions are running on:
- Thursday, 31 August at Bracknell Open Learning Centre, 9am – 4pm
- Thursday, 7 September at Bracknell Open Learning Centre, 9am – 4pm
Find out more about a career in care and hear experiences from people within the industry.