What skills do I need?
If you are interested in working in adult social care, the most important quality you will need is your motivation to make a positive difference to someone’s life.
Adult social care roles require different levels of qualifications and experience, but the same values and behaviours are necessary in every role.
You will need to have good listening and communication skills and be able to interact with different people from a variety of backgrounds who have a wide range of needs.
You will need to be organised and enjoy being part of a busy team, staying calm under pressure.
You will get to know the people you’re helping care for, building relationships with each individual and their families.
You will be passionate about supporting people to live a more independent and fulfilling life.
You will encourage and support people to have a choice in the care they receive.