Do you possess some of the following qualities?
- Good communication skills
If you answered yes, have you ever thought of working or volunteering in the social care sector?
Wales needs around 20,000 more people to work in care by 2030.
There are a number of routes into a career in social care.
Social care workers can be required to provide services in various settings for example, individual’s home, a day centre or residential settings.
Isle of Anglesey County Council needs employees to have formal qualifications and register as a professional with Social Care Wales.
It is however possible to become a care assistant or support worker without these initial qualifications as the Authority is committed to supporting social care staff to achieve qualifications and develop their skills and knowledge.
Many social care workers begin their career as domiciliary care workers or care assistants, but with experience and qualifications can progress to roles such as senior care workers, service manager roles, social workers or to other care/health professional occupations.
Want to find out more?
Further information about the registration requirements for social care workers is available from Social Care Wales.
To find out more about working in the social care sector, visit the links below:
Want to apply for a role?
If you are interested in applying for a job or relief work within the authority visit our recruitment site.
Work experience opportunities
If you are interested in gaining an unpaid work experience placement please visit careers and work experience webpage.
M.A. social work
Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy County Councils work in partnership with Bangor University to develop, deliver and manage the M.A. social work programme.
The authorities support the university with recruitment, student selection and contribution to teaching and the assessment of student social workers. Practice learning opportunities are provided by the authority as well as local social care organisations on Anglesey to ensure that students develop a strong understanding of social work practice alongside their academic development.
After qualification there are opportunities to take up posts in a wide range of health or social care settings, often working alongside other professionals in multidisciplinary teams.
As well as statutory social work settings, such as children and families teams, learning disability teams, adults teams and community mental health teams, social workers may be employed in hospitals, in community development projects or with non-statutory organisations, possibly supporting refugees and asylum-seekers, or working with young parents in need of support.