Posts Tagged ‘working in social services’

How to become a childcare inspector

As a childcare inspector, you would monitor the quality of childcare provision for children from birth to eight years, including crèches, childminders, out of school care and local authority or privately owned nurseries. You would work as part of a team of inspectors, making sure that childcare services meet national

How to become a careers adviser

As a careers adviser you would support people who need to make decisions about their education, training and work options. You could help clients with any of the following issues: assessing their abilities, interests and achievements finding learning and work opportunities using careers information and resources making choices which are

How to become a care home advocate

As a care home advocate, you would help residents in care homes to understand, and take control of, the decisions which affect their lives. The most important part of your work would be to make sure residents’ views and wishes are heard, and that those responsible for their care do

How to become a care assistant

As a care assistant, care worker or social care worker, you would provide practical help with daily activities to people with a range of difficulties. You could work with children, people with physical or learning disabilities, older people or families. You could work with clients in their own homes, in

How to become a british sign language interpreter

British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters help deaf and hearing people to communicate with one another. As a BSL interpreter your work would include: making preparations before an assignment – searching for specialist vocabulary and finding out about the subject and the people involved listening carefully to, or watching, what is

How to become an art therapist

Art therapists use art as a way of helping people to express difficult thoughts and feelings through creative activities. As an art therapist, you would not teach art and your clients would not need any artistic skills. Instead, you would encourage them to experiment with art techniques and materials like

How to become an accommodation warden

Accommodation wardens (or residential wardens) manage the day-to-day running of services such as sheltered housing, rehabilitation centres, youth hostels and student residences. This job often involves looking after both the building and its residents. As an accommodation warden your duties could include: overseeing catering, cleaning and maintenance staff responding to

How to become a clinical psychologist

Clinical psychologists help people make positive changes to their thinking and behaviour. They aim to understand their clients’ thoughts and actions so they can work with them to manage or overcome their psychological distress and improve their well-being. As a clinical psychologist, you would see people experiencing psychological difficulties such

How to become a childminder

Childminders work in their own homes, looking after children whose parents are at work or studying. This could be throughout the day with babies and children under five, or after school and in the school holidays with older children. As a childminder you would: make sure that the children in

How to become a community transport driver

Community transport is a local service for people who cannot easily use other forms of transport, for example the elderly, disabled and schoolchildren. As a community transport driver, it would be your job to transport passengers door-to-door, similar to a taxi service, or work on regular services like school runs.