What is it like working in social care?

Whether you’re new to social care or have years of experience, if you’re interested in helping others have the best quality of life they can, we can find the perfect role for you. There are a wide range of social care roles available across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin – you can chose anything from respite care, dementia care, learning disability care, palliative care to day care. The work is diverse with lots of roles available and opportunities to progress. It is a great way to start a career in care and can be the perfect gateway to many other roles within the NHS or care sector. As you progress, you can move between settings and roles or specialise in one area of care. Most importantly, you will be making a real different to people’s lives every day. Hear what our colleagues have to say about their diverse roles and opportunities.
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What does it take to be social care worker?

If you work in a health or social care role, you’re making a positive difference to someone’s life. You’ll need good communication and listening skills, and feel passionate about supporting other people to live a more independent and fulfilling life.

It’s about making a positive difference to people’s lives by contributing to their health, happiness and wellbeing.

These are just some of the qualities you need to be a great care worker:

  • treat people with respect and dignity
  • be a good listener and communicator
  • be reliable
  • be able to follow instructions and procedures
  • have an understanding of other people’s feelings

What are the benefits of working in as a social care worker?

Compassionate care comes from staff who are well looked after. You can gain an enormous sense of personal achievement from simply knowing that your job is helping people but you will also experience the following:


Working in social care means you can positively change someone’s life, whether it’s helping families, the elderly or individuals going through some of the most difficult circumstances. It provides you with a rewarding and fulfilling career where you can make a real difference in people’s lives.


With no two days ever the same in this career field there will never be a dull moment. You’ll be kept on your toes with something new to contend with each day.


Working with others on a day to day basis will allow you to build meaningful relationships. Not only will you be able to gain lots of new information, but you can also make someone’s day by just listening to them.


A job in social care can lead to a wide range of opportunities. You can gain a career as a social worker, foster carer, drug and alcohol worker, care home assistant or even a counsellor. With many options you will be able to find an area that you enjoy the most!

GENEROUS SALARIES and employee benefits variable between providers.

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What are the benefits of working in as a social care worker?

What types of roles are available?

Finding the right role and work pattern for you is essential in order to achieve the perfect work/life balance. So we know that flexibility is key.

Domiciliary Care

Domiciliary care is the term given to the range of services available to support an individual at home, helping to maintain independence and quality of life. This may involve routine household tasks within or outside the home, personal care of the client and other domestic services necessary to maintain an individual in an acceptable level of health, hygiene, dignity, safety and ease in their home.
Domiciliary Care Job Locations

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Nursing Care

Nursing care is for anyone that has a chronic health condition or complex care needs that means they need regular assistance from a specialist team. This type of care can be on a long-term basis or shorter if you are coming towards the end of life and could include conditions such as a neurological condition such as Huntington’s disease, a brain or spinal injury and effects following a stroke, long-term health complex conditions such as muscular dystrophy, motor neurone disease (MND) or cancer.
Nurse Care Job Locations

Residential Care Home

Residential care refers to long-term care given to adults or children who stay in a residential setting rather than in their own home or family home. There are various residential care options available, depending on the needs of the individual. The environment supports caring for people who may need specialist equipment e.g. hoists, hydraulic baths or alarm call systems. There are many benefits to being in a residential home, primarily being supported by staff who are skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate in meeting each person’s holistic needs.
Residential Care Home Job Locations

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