Are you friendly, supportive, respectful, dependable, positive and kind?
Do you want a career where you can progress and get an enormous sense of personal achievement from knowing you're making a difference? Then a job in care could be for you.
Find out what it's really like to work across a variety of job roles by clicking on the links and watching videos of people who currently work in care talk about their experiences:
You don't need any qualifications to become a care worker. Many care providers offer opportunities to gain qualifications once people have started their jobs. For example, people who start in the care sector will work towards gaining their Care Certificate (a set of standards that social care and health workers stick to in their daily working life). Find local care worker vacancies here.
Once you've started, there are plenty of options for career progression.
Care work is needed in a variety of places; care homes, in the local community and in people's homes.
You can work with so many different people, including:
- young adults
- older people
- those with a physical or learning disability
- people receiving end of life care.
Find out about the variety of jobs roles in the care industry here.
West Sussex County Council is aiming to recruit a further 8,840 more people to take up this most rewarding and satisfying work by 2024.Search for job vacancies here (external link)