Social care

carreer image Working in social care means providing people of all ages with physical, emotional and social support.

Working in social care means supporting people with their non-clinical needs, although there is an important crossover between working in health and working in social care. Your work could range from anything to providing medication and personal care to helping someone with their shopping or making their lunch for them.

In Hertfordshire alone, there is a workforce of over 30,000 people working in adult sector, and each year we are looking to find around 4,000 more people to work in care. This increased need is due to people living longer and living with more complex health conditions requiring additional care and support.

Considering working in Hertfordshire?

Hertfordshire County Council - HCC

Have a range of opportunities across the organisation and are interested in meeting people with a range of different skills and life experiences. If you would like to hear from current employees on why you should consider a career working for HCC click here.

Hertfordshire County Council Diversity & Inclusion video can be viewed here.

Hertfordshire Care Providers Association (HCPA)

Are creating a county where all adults who receive care are given a service of true quality, personalised to their needs. HCPA offer fully funded training courses and qualifications at all levels, including care certificate training, specialist pathways, health and well-being courses, accredited leadership courses and many more. For more information visit HCPA here.

Whatever your skills, age or qualifications there is a role for you in social care. Click here to see why some of the Adult Social Care workforce chose a career in care.

If you are interested in being a Team Leader, Key Support Worker, Care Assistant or a Manager visit the Herts Good care website to apply today.

Not quite ready? Click here to read why and how current staff got into their careers.

Care workers support people with all aspects of their day to day living, including social and physical activities, personal care, mobility and meal times. Care workers can work in care homes, people’s own homes or the community, and can support lots of different people including adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, dementia and other mental health conditions.

Activities workers organise social activities for people who need care and support, as well as assisting individuals so they can take part. Activities workers are usually based in care homes or day centres, but you could also work in someone’s home or the community.

Social workers help to protect vulnerable children and adults from harm or abuse, and support people to live independently.