Do you want a rewarding career that makes a difference and improves the lives of others? If so, a career in social care or social work could be the right choice for you.
Did you know that there are almost 47,000 people working in social work or social care in Northern Ireland and registered with the Social Care Council? That's almost 5% of the working population.
There are a number of career opportunities in both social work and social care working with children, young people, adults and families across a diverse range of settings and roles.
A Career in Social Care
When you choose a career in Social Care you will be part of the largest workforce within the NI Health and Social Care sector. There are a range of job opportunities working in the Health and Social Care Trusts, private organisations and voluntary sectors.
As a social care professional you will be registered and working to the Standards of Conduct and Practice for Social Care Workers set by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council.
A Career in Social Work
When you choose a career in Social Work you will make a positive difference in the lives of children, young people, adults and older people. You will promote social justice in health and social care settings, in education, criminal justice and the voluntary sector.
As a social worker you will be registered and working to the Standards of Conduct and Practice for Social Workers set by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council.
Career Information Pack
We developed an information pack for teachers, students, parents and anyone pursuing a career in Social Work or Social Care.
The pack is filled with as much useful information about careers in both Social Work and Social Care as possible with more resources still to come.
Values Based Recruitment
Supporting employers to find the very best possible people to work in the social care sector.Find out more
Social Work Degree
The Social Care Council approves Degree in Social Work courses in NI and regulates the standards for taught modules and Practice Assessment.Find out more
The AYE is designed to ensure that newly qualified social workers have made the transition from student to employee and have demonstrated sustained, continuous and effective competence in the workplace.Find out more