Mr Daniel Essay

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Your guide to a career in social care, social work and healthcare. It’s hard work, demanding and challenging. It’s also rewarding, satisfying and worthwhile. contents c o n t e n ts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. your future starts here job roles qualification grid career routes frequently asked questions your next step 4 6 8 10 16 18 3 your future starts here 1. your future starts here Are you interested in a challenging and rewarding career? Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives? Then consider working in social care, social work or in the health sector. This booklet describes the training you can do to support your chosen career path. 4 your future starts here are you ...? A good communicator Keen to learn Compassionate Positive Patient Cool under pressure Interested in people Keen on being part of a valued service Jeff Wheelwright Social Care Broker Jeff helps employers to invest in their staff by giving advice on training and development. Employed by the sector skills council, Skills for Care, his job is to work with all agencies to achieve a competent, qualified workforce. Jeff started work in the care sector 29 years ago after completing a BA Degree in Politics. He explains: "I was drawn to residential care after a holiday job in a geriatric hospital. I thought there were things we could do better to improve the quality of life for service users. I still think that today – we can always improve, but I am proud of many of the changes I have seen over my working life.” After working as a care assistant in a residential home Jeff moved into fieldwork. He was paid by his employer to train to be a social worker and has since worked in a wide variety of care settings and roles, including direct work, management & teaching. Jeff explains: “There are always opportunities for people who want to work in the care sector. You can develop both your career and

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