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While working in adult social care, what jobs can you do?

There has never been a better time to consider a career in adult social care and join our team of social care professionals.

Helping people live independently and with dignity is an important and fulfilling profession. Opportunities in the care sector are as diverse as the people you’ll be helping and the opportunities to build your skills, knowledge and experience are endless.

Our care professionals are the best people to tell you about how rewarding a career in care can be. Take a look at their stories below:

All of these people have come from different backgrounds and walks of life, showing that there really is a place in care for everyone. There is a career waiting for you. Are you ready to make a difference?

Hear examples from our adult social care workers:

Sharon Moss - registered care manager

Sharon’s close bond with her grandfather - Middlesbrough and England football legend George Hardwick - was the starting point for a career which has seen her rise within the council workforce to become a care home manager. She considers it a “privilege” to work with some of the county’s elderly residents. The roots of her career can be traced back to early childhood, when she was in awe of her grandfather’s giant-like sporting physique, which he retained despite retiring from sport to run a car dealership.

Holly - registered care manager

Holly began her career in care straight after school at 18. Ten years later, she is now a registered care manager of a care facility. Holly’s career journey really highlights the opportunities to progress within the care sector, whilst still having time to have that all important work-life balance. Listen to why Holly enjoys what she does in the video below:

Jim McDermott - relief worker
The COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on the career and work-life of Jim McDermott, who went from famously playing drums with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kylie Minogue, to now helping those most in need at Ashfield Care Home in Skipton.


David Sexton -relief care worker
During the COVID-19 pandemic, David wanted to do his bit for the North Yorkshire Community and began his career in Care.  Post-pandemic, David has continued working as a care professional making a difference in people's lives everyday.  
Bobby - learning disability worker

A builder by trade, Bobby had never really thought about a career in care. It wasn’t until his wife encouraged him to help out at a local charity as a chaperone that he realised how much he enjoyed helping and supporting others. Now a learning disability worker, Bobby’s building days are behind him and he couldn’t be happier with his new career path. Listen to Bobby’s full story below:

Reda - reablement worker

After initially training to be an accountant, Reda undertook some volunteering in a hospital in London and really enjoyed his time caring for the patients. After relocating to Harrogate, Reda decided to give a career in care a go and hasn’t looked back since. Watch his full story below:

Angie - quality improvement manager

Angie has always been passionate about care and ambitious to progress in her career. Juggling a busy family life with two children Angie still manages to find the time to do a great job. Motivated by making a real difference Angie has worked her way up the career ladder, completing various training and professional development. Here’s what she has to say about her career in care:

Amy-Ellen Ball - Deputy Manager

Upon leaving School Amy went to work in a local care home and thoroughly enjoyed this and knew it was the career for her. She completed a health and social care qualification at college. Unfortunately, the care home closed and some of the residents moved to another facility, on visiting them Amy found the home lovely and enquired whether there were any vacancies in a care role.

At that time there was only a domestic role in which Amy did for a period until a care role became available. One soon became available, and she was successful in getting the role, and achieved a diploma level 2. After a couple of years, she then became successful in getting a more senior role. Amy enjoyed this also and was able to cascade my knowledge to new members of the team and the standards of care they want to achieve and expect for our residents, achieving a diploma level 3 whilst in this role.

After another couple of years, a secondment became available for a deputy role and Amy's manager at the time encouraged her to have a go, after 10 years Amy is still in the deputy role and achieved a diploma level 5 in management and leadership. She have always enjoyed working with the elderly and has a cheerful disposition and finds a smile and some laughter goes along way. Amy strives to ensure residents receive care using a person-centred approach and each resident has care delivered in the way that they wish.

Danielle Burlingham - Registered Manager

Danielle grew up always wanting to work in care and joined health and adult services in 2006, progressing her career completing level 5 leadership and management. Danielle really enjoy making a difference to residents that live in care.

She is passionate about providing high standards of care and enjoys working with the elderly and will always do her best to achieve what is needed to ensure residents are cared for with dignity and respect. Danielle works with an amazing team and are looking to becoming a flagship dementia home in Pickering, with have lots of plans in place to improve the service delivery. 

Alex - Reablement Worker
Alex found her calling after joining North Yorkshire's reablement team. Whilst having previously never considered Care as a career path, Alex loves her role and the opportunities available. 
John - Reablement Worker
It is never too late to become a Care and support worker. After working in print for 40 years, John joining North Yorkshire council as a Reablement care and support worker and with the support of colleagues and managers he has grown from strength to strength in his role.  

Join our team and apply for our jobs adult social care

We have a wide variety of care roles available across North Yorkshire. Find the perfect job for you and make a real difference to the people living in your communities. We'd love to hear from you!