Your care career journey

We have put together some information about the types of job roles you will come across when starting out on your care career journey.

You can also click on our video links and hear people talking about their jobs in care. Click here to download a PDF on job roles.  Or watch this video about working in the care sector by Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support.

In addition to social care, there are numerous healthcare NHS careers and social work roles.

Perhaps you will find a role to inspire you? We hope the job profiles will give you a good idea of what’s available, and what could work for you.

The care career tree


Click on the links below to discover more about the individual care careers job roles:

Activity co-ordinator
Care assistant/worker
Care co-ordinator
Care home manager
Care home assistant/deputy manager
Care provider/employer
Home care assistant/deputy manager
Home carer
Home care manager
Learning disabilities services manager
Occupational therapist
Personal Assistant
Progression worker
Senior carer/team leader
Social worker
Support worker