Now hiring! Social care roles across the Black Country and West Birmingham
A unique online recruitment event is being held next week for people interested in a career in social care within the Black Country and West Birmingham (BCWB).
Social care is about supporting people to maintain their independence, dignity and control. Social care workers could work in a care home, in the local community, or provide personal support in someone’s home.
Around 34,000 people are employed in social care across BCWB, and the event on Wednesday 28 April will explore the opportunities currently available, including care assistants, homecare workers, support workers and personal assistants.
Jonathan Fellows, Independent Chair of the BCWB Integrated Care System, Healthier Futures, said: “Social care is an industry that is experiencing significant growth. People nowadays are living longer, and that inevitably means more people needing a bit of extra support either in their home or out in the community.
“At any time there can be up to 2,000 social care vacancies across BCWB, so it’s great that our local authorities are working together on this unique event, which will make it much easier for people to see all the opportunities that are available in our area.
“The role social care workers play is crucial. Helping people maintain their independence and have the best possible quality of life has a big impact on their health, and better health for local people is the goal that our whole health and care system in BCWB is striving towards.”
A career in social care offers long-term employment prospects, with the opportunity for promotion and progression as well as job security.
Jaqueline Branch, Head of HR and Organisational Development at Dudley Council, said: “Social care really is a great career choice if you are a caring person who wants to make a positive difference for others.
“Your local councils and our partners have lots of roles to choose from depending on what you want to do, who you want to work with or where you’d like to work. Many roles offer flexible working patterns to suit your circumstances.
“So whether you are an experienced care worker, are returning to work after a break, or are new to the workforce and want to develop a sustainable long-term career, I would recommend that you join our event and find out more about the fantastic options available in this growing field.”
The online event will be held on Wednesday 28 April from 1pm to 2.30pm. It will be held on Microsoft Teams, and a link to join will be sent to everyone who registers.
To register for the event, please visit the Indeed website.