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INVESTOR IN PEOPLE Building Pathways Social Care Careers Seminar 9 March 2005
INVESTOR IN PEOPLE Work Opportunities in the Social Care Sector Presentation Helen Rowe – Locality Manager Sheffield City Council Care4you Service
INVESTOR IN PEOPLE Do you want to work in a sector where you will never be out of work? Look no further………….
INVESTOR IN PEOPLE Careers in social care 1.3 million employed in Social Care, of which 70,000 are Social Work qualified There are 25,000 employers Private, Voluntary and Local Authority Government policies for people to remain in own homes Aging population
INVESTOR IN PEOPLE The Social Care Workforce Offers: Stable role, yet flexible and responsive Attractive rates of pay and valued for what you do Skilled and trusted (full training provided and comprehensive clearance checks) Well led, well managed, properly supervised
INVESTOR IN PEOPLE Current Situation Aging workforce –63% over 35, of which one fifth over 50 –93.3% female –95.4% white Poor image of Social Care
INVESTOR IN PEOPLE Why a Poor Image? People have little direct experience Unimportant Media coverage Stereotyping Low pay Lack of development and enhancement
INVESTOR IN PEOPLE What Does a Social Care Worker Do? What have we all done today before we arrived here?
INVESTOR IN PEOPLE What Does a Social Care Worker Do? A Social Care Worker enables the service user to do any or all of those tasks and more Without taking over and maintaining the service users independence and dignity Social Care Workers are valued and vitally important in the service user’s life
INVESTOR IN PEOPLE The Modern Image Regulated industry –National Care Standard –Social Care Council Registration Training is a requirement of the Care Standards and is a nationally recognised qualifications Equal partners with the Health Service Good career structure and opportunities
INVESTOR IN PEOPLE Routes into Social Care Work Schools Apprentice Regular recruitment Also provides a foundation for other careers
INVESTOR IN PEOPLE Work Opportunities in the Social Care Sector Any Questions ?
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