The adult social care sector really does boast exciting and incredibly varied opportunities for growth. We know that climbing the career path and gaining more responsibility isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and that’s OK too.
You can train to go up the career ladder, or to simply do something completely different on the same grade to feed your curiosity and give you a new challenge. And there’s a third option too, you can stay doing what you love, and embark on the training courses that really interest you so you can continue to excel at what you do and keep your knowledge up to date.
This is a question we hear so many times. To start a career in the adult social care sector all we ask is that you have compassion for others and enjoy being around people – to talk and to listen to them with patience. Having a fun personality and a good sense of humour helps too. These are things we can’t teach!
Should your first role require training, this will be offered to you in the form of an ‘earn as you learn’ initiative or a sponsorship.
Training can be through online material for you to complete, through on-the-job training, or a mixture of the two.
Working alongside a more experienced member of staff and seeing first-hand what the role involves will give you valuable insight and knowledge, plus you’ll build strong working relationships this way too.
The way you want to grow and develop is personal to you. But should you wish to grab every opportunity, then the sky is the limit in the adult social care sector, and you can bet that we’ll be your biggest cheerleader supporting and guiding you at every stage.
If there’s still something holding you back from joining us in our mission to care for the vulnerable within our county, why not read our case studies from our very own care heroes.
Want to be like Ellis or Skye and start a new adventure? Head over to our online vacancy board now and turn that dream of yours into reality. It’s never too late!