Jobs in Social Care

Working in social care is about providing personal and practical support to help people live their lives. There are many different roles available such as supporting someone with a physical disability or mental health issue, such as dementia or autism. You could be working in a care home, in someone’s own home, out in your local community, or in a hospital.

Why choose Social Care?

With plenty of opportunities for progression and something for all levels of education and backgrounds a career in social care can be very fulfilling as you will make a significant difference to improving people’s lives.

What skills will I need to work in Social Care?

Social care is all about helping people so the qualities you’ll need to succeed are having a caring, compassionate, patient nature, the ability to stay calm under pressure and being good at building relationships with service users, you’ll also need to be thick-skinned as you may find yourself in some challenging and emotional situations.

Whatever your age or background – if you want to help people then there’s a job in social care job for you!

What’s it really like to work in Social Care in North Lanarkshire? Some of our staff share their day-to-day experiences:

Download a transcript of the videos (PDF)

Visit the SSSC website to learn more

Browse current jobs in social care

Health & Social Care Academy North Lanarkshire
North Lanarkshire CouncilNHS LanarkshireNew College LanarkshireUniversity of the West of Scotland

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