Learn More About Our Roles in Adult Social Care

We have a variety of roles within our Adult Social Care department, here is some information on just a few of them, and the training opportunities available to aid your progression...

What does a role in Supported Living involve?

This role involves supporting adults with learning disabilities in a house or scheme, and depending on the person's disability, different levels of care are needed. Personal care, assistance with finances and budgeting, social involvement, and the maintenance and development of skills for the individual's independence are all included in this. Your working pattern could include sleeping in at their home, working split shifts, such as morning and evening, and, on occasions, waking overnight. A casual position would not be based in one scheme or house, you could work in several during in the week, therefore it's essential that you have your own transport. Contracted staff would be based in one house or scheme but may be required to cover other areas if needed.

What does a role in Residential Care involve?

This care role involves providing a high standard and quality of care to the individuals who reside at one of our care homes, encouraging independence, respecting dignity, and privacy. You will provide care in line with the individuals care needs within a residential care home facility. This role could involve providing personal care, emotional support, help with dressing, hygiene, dietary needs, any medical intervention such as the administration of medication, attending hospital appointments and other services such as opticians and dentist.

All residential working patterns are different, we aim to base location and working patterns on the requirements of our staff and service users. However, on occasion you may be required to cover other homes when needed.

What does a role in Home Care involve?

Home care involves working with individuals in their own homes who need long-term care and support with everyday tasks, such as meal preparation, hygiene, using medical equipment, and financial support. Working patterns are based on the availability and location of our staff and the needs of our service users.

What does a role in Intermediate Care & Rehabilitation involve?

These roles provide vital shorter-term care to those who may have recently received hospital treatment or need some additional support to re-gain full independence. In this role, you will be working temporarily with individuals, using an enabling and goal focused approach to help people to retain or regain their skills and confidence within their own homes so they can manage again after a period of illness. Working patterns are based off the availability and location of our staff and the needs of our service users.

What training and progression opportunities are available?

You will receive a comprehensive induction programme to undertake before commencing duties, you will have the opportunity to complete induction shifts in the designated schemes prior to working more independently using your own initiative, you will also be supported to complete the ALL-Wales Induction Framework (AWIF) which will develop your knowledge and understanding of the service and the role you’ll play within it.

If not yet completed, you will be supported to achieve the recognised qualification that meets registration requirements with Social Care Wales, currently this is Core 2. Staff will be encouraged and fully supported via continuous personal development opportunities to attend training/seminars to develop knowledge related to your role and that you feel may enhance your future career path within Social Care.

Career progression can be attained through availability in our Step Up to Management programmes, Line Management Award (ILM) which teaches you about leadership and management, and higher vocational qualifications that can be completed through the Council. Many of our care staff have worked their way into supervisor or management roles, we are committed to our ‘grow our own’ approach within the workplace.

These are many more roles within Adult Social Care, these are just a few examples! Explore the other available positions here.