About careers in social care 

Social care services provide support to individuals within the community.

The aim of the social care team is to support people to live as independently as possible. It's estimated that Wales will need 20,000 more care workers by 2030.

Social care workers are amazing people who provide an extremely valuable service to individuals, their families and the wider community. That could mean supporting children, families or older people with a variety of needs.

Our people are passionate about the work they do. They want to make a real difference and make people smile. Our social care teams in Denbighshire do this every single day.

Our teams are caring, compassionate, enthusiastic and empathetic; they work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for individuals in Denbighshire. This is done through a variety of roles, each and everyone playing an important part in supporting individuals to be as independent as possible.

Could this be you?

There are many career opportunities available in social care:

  • Community worker
  • Care and support worker
  • Health and social care worker
  • Domestic (cleaner)
  • Catering

We need staff in every area.

You could be working by providing domiciliary care in someone’s own home or supported living; or in a residential home.

We have a variety of contracts available such as full time, part time, permanent and fixed term.

As well as providing support within the community, our teams provide support in the following locations:

  • Corwen: Cysgod Y Gaer Residential Care Home
  • Ruthin: Llys Awelon Extra Care Housing Scheme (apartment complex)
  • Denbigh: Dolwen Residential Care Home
  • Rhyl: Gorwel Newydd Extra Care Housing Scheme (apartment complex)
  • Prestatyn: Nant y Môr Extra Care Housing Scheme (apartment complex)
  • Denbighshire wide in people's own homes.

There are a number of routes into a career in social care and qualification requirements may differ, depending on the job.

Carer supporting elderly woman

Make people smile. Social care teams do this every day.

For some jobs roles you will need to have a specific qualification, however it is possible to begin a career as a care and support worker without qualifications. We provide opportunities for career development and you will be supported to achieve any qualifications you need to do your job. There are lots of examples of how some of our employees, who started out as care workers, have gained qualifications and achieved their career goals.

You will be supported every step of the way and this will happen through regular one to one supervision. This support will help you settle into the role, learn new skills and develop, both as an individual and a member of a team.

Council as an employer

By working for the Council, as well as being provided with job security, you will have direct access to a wide range of staff benefits such as competitive rates of pay and an excellent pension scheme.

Our annual leave entitlement is generous and increases with length of service. Our employees are also eligible to access thousands of discounts at hundreds of retailers throughout the UK.

Our workforce is of utmost importance to us and the Council is committed to supporting you to achieve a positive work-life balance.

We want our workforce to reflect society - we want our jobs to be accessible to everyone, this means we do not discriminate whether this is race, gender, health needs, sexuality or gender identity.

We will work with you to remove any barriers to work and we will support all of our workforce to feel equally valued within the workplace.

So what can the Council offer you?

  • Great team!
  • Family friendly policies
  • Inclusive employer
  • Generous annual leave
  • Travel allowance
  • In some cases, a council vehicle for mobile workers
  • Contractual hours
  • Full induction and regular management support
  • Career progression
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Registration fees paid
  • Access to trade union support
  • Discounted rates at entertainment, retail and financial services
  • Access to a competitive pension scheme

Contact us

If there is something we haven't covered and you would like further information about or, you have decided social care is the career for you and you would like to register your interest to attend a Workshop, please contact us by completing our enquiry form.

Social Care jobs: Enquiry form

Make People Smile

Make people smile. Social care teams do this every day.