WeCare Wales shines a light on what working in social care, early years and childcare is really like.
The campaign is a collaboration between Social Care Wales and leading organisations representing social care, early years and childcare in Wales, as well as other national bodies involved in job-seeking and careers advice.
Are you looking for a new job, challenge, or change in career? Working in care could be perfect for you.
Why work in care?
- Make a huge difference by supporting some of the most vulnerable people in your local community
- Opportunities to train, progress and develop in a career in care
- A truly fulfilling and rewarding career
Searching for jobs in care?
Take a look at our dedicated jobs portal for roles in social care, early years and childcare. Once you’ve signed up, you will receive updates about available care roles in your area – whatever your level of experience.
Try out the values-based online quiz ‘A Question of Care: a Career for YOU’, where you can experience an insight into different aspects of certain job roles.
Introduction to Social Care training
WeCare are running a funded training programme for people interested in working in social care called an Introduction to social care.
The three-day training is available for anyone living in Wales and it will take place on-line.
The training days are once a week for a period of three weeks with a workbook to complete.
The times are from 10am – 2:30pm.
The training will cover the essentials you need to start working in social care such as communication, safeguarding and working practices. When you start working in the sector, you will also receive extra support and training from your employer.
If you are unable to access the on-line training or require support, please contact email@example.com.
Application/CV/Interview Advice and Support
For help and support completing application forms and interview techniques please contact the Working Wales team
Recruiting in the care sector
If you’re an employer in the care sector, the WeCare Wales Employers Portal is a resource for advertising your job vacancies in care. It’s a free, one-stop platform where you can post your current care vacancies quickly and easily.
Real stories from real people
More than 50 videos of care professionals have been created to highlight the value of working in care. Case studies of Social Workers, Home Care Workers, Nursery Managers, Childminders and many more showcase the wide range of opportunities available in care to help inspire people to follow a career in the sector. There is no better way to know if you have what it takes than hearing from people who are currently doing the job.
Care Ambassador Programme
The Care Ambassador programme raises the profile of social care, and early years and childcare. Care Ambassadors help educate people about the rewarding and different career options and progression opportunities available to them.
The role of a Care Ambassador might involve:
- Speaking to students in schools or colleges in your area
- Informal talks or discussions in local communities
- Attending career events and conferences
If you would like to find out more about the WeCare programme and resources available to you and/or would like to find out more about the care ambassador scheme please get in touch.
Contact: Leanne McFarland, Regional Care Career Connector (West Wales) firstname.lastname@example.org