The toolkit brings together our existing careers and recruitment guidance with new resources created with partner organisations. We want to add more resources in future to help you promote these important, life changing careers.
Many people can have a role sharing this information and inspiring others to apply for social services work experience, employment or study. This includes SSSC careers ambassadors, employers, parents, employment support workers, careers advisers and teachers If you want to help us improve this toolkit in future please consider using the feedback form on the careers website.
Social service careers and employability podcast
The SSSC and Department of Work and Pensions reflect on the opportunities and challenges of our growing social service workforce and explain how employment support workers can support sustainable recruitment.
PVG scheme membership
Disclosure Scotland provides guidance about levels of disclosure including the PVG scheme and suggests helpful steps which can be taken by people with previous convictions who want to explore career opportunities in social services.
Sector overview for careers advisers and Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) school coordinators
Recorded in May 2021, this presentation by Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Care and the SSSC explains labour market information, career entry routes and what it’s like to work in social care.
Careers booklet and quick qualification guide
These resources contain qualification routes and stories from the careers website in print format. You can download the resources online or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request hard copies to share at careers fairs.
Values based recruitment tools
We’ve brought together popular resources which support applicants and employers to prepare for recruitment. These are the Question of Care video challenge, the Right Values Right People recruitment toolkit and the Safer Recruitment Through Better Recruitment guide.
What else can you find on www.careersincare.scot?
The careers website shows the different kind of routes people can take in this career, whether they are just starting out or looking to progress into different or more senior roles. The routes are brought to life in stories from current social service workers.
Look out for the new career story shared by personal assistant Donna Murray.