The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have produced a new resource packed with case studies and careers advice on what it's like to work in social care in Scotland.
'Care in Scotland - It's Life Changing Work' highlights some of the fantastic work that is making a real difference to people across all areas of society. Also, with lots of us using social services at some point in our lives, it’s good to know more about the professional roles people have so that when we come across them, we’ll know more about what they do for us.
The different roles
You’ve heard people talk about careers in social work, working in care homes, early years, community work and so on. But what do you really know about the kind of work do social workers do? Or what working in a care home or going into someone’s home every day to support them is really like and why people do it? For most people working in social services, it is not just a job.
Find out more about the different types of roles people have working in social services by catching up with their stories.
The SSSC are also looking for organisations and people – social workers, care practitioners, early years practitioners and those that they work with – to take part in this project.
Download and use the handy toolkit to help you gain an understanding of the project. It will tell you about the background of the project and link to the resources available for you to use and share. There is also lots of information on careers in care here including:
- an information booklet
- a short quiz that people can use to find out if a career in care is for them
- information on the Career Ambassadors who can come out and speak about working in social services
If you are social service provider or work in social services and would like to get involved, you are encouraged get in touch with the SSSC at: firstname.lastname@example.org