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Social Care Jobs

Care workers help vulnerable people to manage their daily activities and to live as independently as possible.

Home Care/Support Worker - Support at Home

Salary: £12.59 per hour in the week £16.78 per hour on the weekend

Closing date: 24/04/2024

Social Care Worker and Night Care Worker

Salary: Social Care: £13.02 - £13.47 per hour in the week £17.36 – £17.95 per hour on the weekend Night Care: £16.51 per hour in the week £20.64 per hour on the weekend

Closing date: 24/04/2024

Young Persons Support Worker

Salary: Days £13.02 - £13.47 per hour in the week £17.36 - £17.95 per hour on the weekend Nights £17.36 - £17.95 per hour in the week £21.70 per hour on the weekend

Closing date: 24/04/2024

Social Care Worker - Supported Living Services

Salary: £12.59 per hour in the week £16.78 per hour at the weekend Night Care Worker £16.50 per hour in the week. £20.62 per hour at the weekend

Closing date: 24/04/2024

Workforce Development Officer - Social Care Workforce Development Team

Salary: £20,709 - £21,710 per annum

Closing date: 24/04/2024

Workforce Development Lead Officer - Children's Social Care

Salary: £44,428 - £46,464 per annum

Closing date: 24/04/2024

Pathways to Care Training Programme


Closing date: 06/05/2024

Telecare Administrative Assistant - Community Resource Team - Internal Only

Salary: £23,151.50 per annum

Closing date: 01/05/2024

Registered Residential Manager - Bryn Y Cae - Direct Care Provider

Salary: £41,418 - £43,421 per annum

Closing date: 24/04/2024

Vision Rehabilitation Specialist - Adult Social care

Salary: £38,223 - £40,221 per annum

Closing date: 08/05/2024

Social Care FAQs

No, you do not need any previous experience of working within social care to be employed in a social care work role. However, if you have any previous experience of caring for someone like a family member for example, please do mention this in your application and interview.

  1. Not necessarily. Certain roles currently require registration with Social Care Wales which is the same requirement as a Social Worker and health care professionals who are registered with the NHS. If you do not currently hold the relevant qualification, we will enrol you onto your QCF level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care. There is lots of support that we provide to help you through all these processes including registration with Social Care Wales and the completion of your qualification.
  1. There are six mandatory courses that you will complete as part of your induction to social care. These are Safeguarding, Moving and Handling, Care and Medication, First Aid, Infection Control, and Recording Information. You will also receive refresher training in these at the appropriate times depending on the course. This will be explained to you as part of the training. This is not the entirety of your induction however, it also involves the All Wales Induction Framework (AWIF) for Health and Social Care which you will be supported to complete. This provides you with a base level of knowledge for working in either adult’s or children’s social care. You will also complete a period of shadowing experienced members of staff to support you settling into the role. There are also a wide range of bespoke training in addition to the above which will provide the skills and knowledge you need when supporting people’s care and support needs.
  1. No, this is not an essential requirement. However, in some community-based settings it would be preferred.
  1. Starting a role as a care worker provides not only the chance to build a career in the Social Care Sector, but also a wide range of other career pathways within the Council. People that have been employed as care workers have gone on to become team leaders, registered managers, social workers and more. In BCBC we offer a secondment scheme to support individuals who wish to apply and complete their degree in Social Work.

There are many benefits when working for BCBC such as the pension scheme, staff wellbeing, leave entitlement, working bank holidays where you receive time back in lieu in addition to your leave entitlement, the option to buy additional leave and much more.

  1. Each care service will have their own shift patterns of work and this is based upon the service they deliver. An example of shift patterns worked in care and support services are 7.30am-3pm, 3-10pm and 10pm-7.30am, there is also a night care allowance paid if you work a night shift between 10pm to 7.30am. Community based settings, such as our Support at Home service, operate slightly differently. Shift patterns run between the hours of 7.30am-11pm. However, this is split into two shifts of a morning to lunchtime and teatime to evening. You would not necessarily be expected to work both of those shifts in a single day, but you may have a mixture of these shifts as part of your weekly rota.

Yes, but his will depend on the requirements of the service that you are working in.

It depends on the care role that you are applying for. Some services have specific contracts for night shift work.

You may be applying for a role in children’s services where you support children between the age of 0-18 or adult’s services which supports those from the age of 18 to over 100 years of age. Children and adults will have varying levels of needs where care and support is required according to their assessed needs such as mobility physical needs, learning disabilities, communication needs, SEN, Dementia, and complex health and social care needs.

This depends on the care role that you are applying for. You may work in a residential setting, Support at Home (someone’s own home in the community), reablement supporting those leaving hospital, supported living and Extracare services. You will work alongside multi-skilled professionals’ team such as Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech and Language therapists, District Nurses, and mental health professionals to name a few.

You will need to be someone who shows compassion, is respectful, and has a good values base. Communication and listening skills will be key when working within the social care sector and above all make a difference to a person’s life.

Yes, this is due to the nature of your role. You will be supporting vulnerable children/adults who require care and support of the people that we are caring for and supporting. We will organise this for you, but you will need to provide the relevant documentation when requested.

Living and Working in Bridgend County Borough

Bridgend County Borough boasts thriving communities that live and work in the busy market towns of Bridgend and Maesteg and the seaside resort of Porthcawl.

People in Wales are renowned for their welcoming nature, and the county borough offers a home to people of all nationalities with faith groups for all religions and specialist food shops for all cultures. Our county borough is a great place to live, work, study, visit and relocate.

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