In general everyone working social care needs the following core skill sets:
- problem solving skills to advise people on the best support for them
- digital skills to keep records and find information online
- the ability to stay calm under pressure
- team working skills to work with other social care and health professionals
However, it is important to note that you don’t need previous experience or qualifications to get started in a care support role. As a starting point you need general knowledge of health and wellbeing, be passionate about helping others and keen to take on the role, for the rest we will support you to equip you with training you need to undertake your role.
For social worker roles, as a starting point we will require:
For community care officer roles, as a starting point we will require: