Wakefield Council is holding a recruitment fair on Thursday 10 November to offer residents a chance to find out more about why they should consider a career in adult social care and put their questions to experts.
The recruitment fair will take place at Wakefield Town Hall, between 10am – 3pm, where local care providers will attend, showcasing their vacancies. There will also be a stall outside the Cathedral where passers-by can chat about careers in adult social care, and to direct interested residents to the event taking place at the Town Hall so they can meet providers and find out more.
There are roles available for all areas of adult social care, not just frontline care assistants but also domestics, social workers, and administrators.
More than 5,600 residents in the Wakefield district receive long-term care and support from frontline services, but more help is needed.
Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Communities, Poverty and Health said: “We need to recruit more people to join our adult social care teams. Come along to this event and find out more about the adult care sector, talk to professionals and learn about the different roles.”
“This is a great opportunity for those who are kind and caring and want to help support vulnerable people in our communities. There are lots of different careers in the sector and no day is the same. So, anyone who thinks they would be interested is encouraged to come to the event and find out more.”
Whilst the fair provides a fantastic opportunity to ask questions, learn about different careers, and discover the benefits to working in social care, they’ll also be support on hand to express an interest and to apply for a career on the day. The event could be the first step to a rewarding career.
There will also be a dedicated colouring in table for children, so that their parents or carers don’t have to miss out on the opportunity to talk with the team and providers about social care careers.
Previous experience and qualifications in social care are not always necessary. A full induction programme, on the job training, and funding for the appropriate qualification will be provided to successful applicants, along with ongoing learning and development opportunities.
To find out more about starting a role in adult social care, the benefits, and roles available visit the council website here.