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A Career in Social Care


This resource has been developed to support people to consider a career in social care - one that makes a positive difference to people's lives, offering a huge range of job opportunities from which to choose from. It includes information on what is social care, why people chose to work in social care and guidance on how to get started and find employment in the social care sector including qualifications and experience required.

Open Resource

Background and Credits

The Social Care Council worked with Northern Ireland employers and people who use social care services to co-design and develop this resource. It has been funded by the Department of Health (DoH).

It was launched at the Social Care Managers Forum in November 2019.


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Updated: 12/08/2022