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Is career progression a top priority for you? If a rewarding vocation with good training opportunities is on your checklist, you might want to think about adult care work in Devon. Register you details and #FindYourCalling today!

Career progression in the adult care industry has been an unexpected surprise for Correy, 23, who began as a domiciliary care worker when she left school and is now a care assessment manager, studying for qualifications to take her even further. ā€œIā€™m very happy in my job and have no plans to leave, however there is a clear career path for me to follow to become a qualified Occupational Therapist. Ultimately, that is my goal.ā€

A typical starting point for an adult care worker is the Care Certificate ā€“ a thorough standard training covering the key elements of practice. Gaining a Care Certificate is mandatory for anyone new to care.

There are often opportunities to study for NVQ Level 2 and 3 with a clear route to become a senior care worker or care coordinator. Those choosing to continue up the NVQ ladder can progress to registered manager, a highly respected position with responsibility for a home, clients, staff and the quality of care delivered.

While training opportunities inevitably varies between employers, a consistently professional, fully trained adult social care workforce is championed in Devon while nationally there is a growing campaign for recognition of the professional role of a care worker.

It may be a surprise to hear that a career in adult care work can also present opportunities to develop in different directions, such as nursing, social work, physiotherapy and radiography. Of course, no amount of training can give you the right values from the beginning. However, if you are compassionate, caring, with good communication skills and committed to adult care work then taking the first step could be the start of a great career.

Register your details and get free one-to-one support to find out if a job in health and care is right for you.


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