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1 Clare Hughes Social Care in Partnership Coordinator

2 Care Ambassador Wales A Question of Care Aptitude Test

3 Aims of the Care Ambassador Project Raise the profile and interest of careers in Early Years, Childcare & Social Care among young people in schools and colleges Highlight the rewards of working in the sector Educate & inform as many people as possible of the wide range of professions, career routes and opportunities Change negative perceptions and dispel myths about the sector

4 Who are Care Ambassadors? Social care workers, Early Years and childcare workers at various levels of their careers Passionate, enthusiastic & committed Varied ages and job roles Staff who are confident in their role Have a genuine wish to inspire others to consider a career in the sector

5 World of work/ Industry Days Interview Skills Recruitment Fairs Careers Fairs Curriculum Support visits Type of activities

6 Employers endorsement Staff to be released to carry out Care Ambassador duty Encourage Ambassadors to be committed to the project What do we ask for?

7 Benefits to employees Continued Professional Development (CPD) Experience of working with external partners Chance to inspire new generation into the sector – sense of achievement Confidence & new skills acquired

8 Career Development of staff – confidence and new skills acquired Better profile in local community; being seen to contribute to the local community Raising interest among future generations as potential employees in the sector Low Cost marketing – Positive publicity Benefits to employers

9 Increased number of young people with a positive view Increased applications to vacancies in the sector as a whole and education courses Increased number of applications from people changing their career after redundancies and returners to work Increased applications from young people to jobs in Early Years, Childcare & Social care Benefits to the sector

10 A Question of Care Online aptitude test Bilingual 3 settings 4 choices – 1 correct, almost correct and 2 wrong Structured advice Suitability profile produced – 6 key characteristics Resource to support recruitment





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