Health and Social Care Assistant

Are you a caring person? Are you the first to offer help if someone needs support?

If so, have you thought about a  career in health or social care?

A career in this field gives you the opportunity to help, support and empower people  who are receiving some form of care, whether they are unwell, elderly or have mental health problems. You could gain a feel for the range of medical related roles by browsing vacancies eg Star nursing jobs. The range of job roles and circumstances in which you could work is vast: from children's homes or care homes, to hospitals, to working as a community support worker.

Your duties will depend on your job, but could include anything from assisting an individual in taking medication to working with an individual's family to support their care needs.

Health and Social Care Qualifications

The fact that health and social care services for adults and children are highly regulated now means that you need to have the right qualification if you are working in someone's home or in a residential or day care setting.

You can also learn while you earn with an Health and Social Care apprenticeship.

For more information, browse for a qualification using the qualifications finder.

Where to study

Search for a centre that offers your chosen qualification by using the Find a Centre search box (on the top right of each page).

KEY INFO

Type of work:
Caring, indoors.

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Who you could work for:
Local authorities, care homes, the NHS and other public sector organisations.

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Likely hours:
Shift work is likely.

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Starting salary*:
From £12,000 upwards with progression through experience and qualifications.

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Perfect for you if you are:
Patient, caring, a good communicator.

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You could even go on to:
Management positions.

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*Remember

Salaries are only a guide. We've quoted average figures and there will be some variation around the country and from employer to employer.

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