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Adult Care Home Worker

As an Adult Care Home Worker, you’ll provide care and support to residents, while helping them to maintain their independence and to exercise choice. Image: Bella vista

An older woman playing a xylophone in a care home setting. A care Home Worker is with her smiling and clapping

Being a Care Home Worker

You’ll be working as part of a team with other care professionals, you’ll support the residents in implementing a care plan suitable to their personal physical, social, emotional, and cultural needs and preferences.

You can also progress to become a Senior Care Home Worker.

About the workplace

Residential care homes offer people a homely and welcoming environment where they can get that extra care and support, they need.

Jake's Story

Jake volunteered at Tregerddan Care Home while completing an access to nursing course and was soon offered a full-time job working with the residents as a Care Worker Assistant.

Getting started as an Care Home Worker

To be successful in this role you'll need:

  • good communication
  • empathy and compassion
  • to build trusting relationships
  • to be a good team player
  • flexibility
  • maintain accurate records.

You might want to consider the Introduction to social care programme that covers the essentials you need to start working in social care

Required Qualifications

Find the required or recommended qualifications for this role with Social Care Wales.

You will also need to be registered with Social Care Wales. You can apply to register or search the register online.

Find a job in care

If you’re thinking of a career in care, take a look at our jobs portal to get an idea of the type of roles available.

Training programmes

If you’re considering a career in care, we have a range of training programmes available to help you get started.