Start a career in adult social care

Working in adult social care (ASC) is a career that makes a real difference to other people’s lives. Locally, there are lots of great roles within the sector that provide varied and rewarding work.

There are opportunities available for everyone. Whether you are a young person starting out in your career, or someone with valuable transferrable skills and experience from other industries wanting to make a positive career change.

Care organisations in Bracknell Forest are now recruiting. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the demand for ASC now more than ever. Over the past 18 months, a spotlight has been shone on the amazing work of social care staff throughout our communities.

The sector offers rewarding, varied and flexible roles, supporting and enabling people with ASC needs to live as independently as possible. Jobs are varied and include direct care and support, as well as administration and domestic roles.

There are opportunities for both qualified and non-qualified roles, and the chance to work in a care or nursing home setting or out in the community caring for people in their own homes. Some roles may require that you can drive and have use of a car.

Training is provided on the job, you can also gain new skills and qualifications along the way. You will be fully supported to carry out your role safely, including access to PPE and support with vaccinations. Part-time or full-time roles are available, and hours can be flexible.

Susan Knight, Community Support Worker from Intermediate Care Service, said:

“To me, it’s not like a job, it’s like visiting friends, such a pleasure.”

Having a career in care can be very fulfilling, and these roles are so important in helping our community and residents who are most in need to stay safe. You can support people and enable them to live their lives the way they want to.

If you think you have the right values and personal qualities to work in ASC, visit Berkshire Opportunities to find out about current job vacancies.

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