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Discover a career in social work or social care by exploring our career guidance!

22 August 2023

Let’s talk careers in social work and social care in Northern Ireland.

Did you know that there are over 49,000 people working in social work and social care and registered with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (the Social Care Council)? That’s almost 5% of the working population.

Are you considering a career in social work or social care?

Do you provide advice to others about careers?

Do you want a career changes where you can make a difference to peoples lives?

If the answer is yes you are in the right place!

You can explore the Social Care Council’s career guidance to find online resources which you guide you through how to get into social work or social care in Northern Ireland and help you prepare for this career choice.

These resources are designed to help you:

understand why social work or social care could be the right career choice for you
identify your strengths and explore career options in social work and social care, and
help you complete your UCAS form.

There are a number of opportunities in both careers working with children, young people, adults and families across a diverse range of settings and roles. You can also work locally, health and social care, education, justice, probation and the community and voluntary sector.

Take your first step by clicking below to explore our careers resources. Teachers and educators will be interested in our Career information pack which is full of resources that can help provide career advice about social work and social care.

Take of your career development and identify the skills you need to work in social work and social care by accessing the Career Guidance today and become part of that 5% of the working population who have a meaningful career that matters.

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