Careers in social care

If you’re passionate about helping people there are lots of different job roles in social care to choose from. There are also plenty of opportunities to progress or specialise in a particular area.

Depending on your skills and interests, you could choose to focus on a career pathway that takes you into:

  • Specialist areas such as dementia, learning difficulties, physical or sensory impairment, end of life care
  • Team leader and management roles
  • Regulated roles like social work, nursing or counselling
  • Support areas, for example as a trainer or advisor
  • Self employment as a Personal Assistant

Working with Dementia

Nursing Careers in social care

Nursing isn’t just for hospitals and GP practices. Nurses are a vital part of the social care workforce and have a varied and challenging role to play looking after some of the most vulnerable patients.

For more information on how to develop a career in Nursing in social care visit our Development page. If you’re already a Registered Nurse or Nursing Associate look for jobs in Cornwall.

Find your career in social care

As well as a variety of job roles, you can choose to work in different settings – residential care, hospitals or supporting people in their own homes or in the community.

Try these free online quizzes to find out if a career in health and care is right for you:

Social Care – Could you care?

Health – Let’s find your health career

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