Please be informed that foster carers are being offered vaccinations as social care workers. The government has recently extended the list of professionals included as social care workers and this now includes foster carers too. Please find a comprehensive list in the link below.
Property manager, hall manager
Accommodation wardens manage the day-to-day running of services like sheltered housing, youth hostels and student flats.
Development worker, humanitarian aid worker, relief worker
Aid workers help people in overseas countries affected by man-made and natural disasters like wars, outbreaks of disease and earthquakes.
Art therapists help people express difficult thoughts and feelings through creative activities.
British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters help deaf and hearing people communicate with one another.
Community transport passenger assistant
Community transport passenger assistants accompany elderly people or adults and children with disabilities, on local journeys.
Care home advocates make sure the views and wishes of residents in care homes are heard.
Care home managers are responsible for the leadership and day-to-day running of residential care homes.
Care assistant, support worker, nursing home assistant
Care workers help vulnerable people to manage their daily activities and to live as independently as possible.
Career consultant, career coach
Careers advisers help people make decisions about their education, training and work options.
Child protection officers promote children’s wellbeing and protect them from harm or abuse.
Childminders care for babies, toddlers and children in their own home, supporting their learning and development.
Clinical psychologists help people to deal with mental health issues, phobias and addiction.
CBT, talking therapist, behavioural therapist
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) practitioners use talking therapy to help patients change negative patterns of thinking or behaviour.
CSW, sign language support worker
Communication support workers (CSWs) help deaf students in education.
Community development workers help people to improve the quality of life in their local area.
Community transport drivers provide a door-to-door service for people who can’t easily use public transport.
Counsellors help people discuss their problems and feelings in a confidential setting.
Dramatherapists use group work, role play and movement to help people with their feelings and emotions.
Drug and alcohol workers help people tackle their drug, alcohol or solvent misuse problems.
School welfare officer, school attendance officer
Education welfare officers make sure that children attend school and get the support they need.
Equality and diversity officer, equal opportunities officer, equality, diversity and human rights officer
Equalities officers promote practices and attitudes to make sure people from minority groups are treated equally within organisations.
Family mediators help divorcing or separating couples reach agreement without having to go to court.
Family support workers help and advise families with long or short-term difficulties.
Criminal psychologist, investigative psychologist, legal psychologist
Forensic psychologists explore what makes people commit crimes.
Foster carers look after children and young people who can’t be looked after in their own homes.
Funeral directors make arrangements for burials and cremations, and provide support and advice for the bereaved.
Horticultural therapists use gardening to improve their clients’ health and wellbeing.
Housing officers look after rented properties for local authorities and housing associations.
Learning mentors help students and pupils deal with any difficulties they have with their learning.
Life coaches support and encourage people to help them make informed decisions in their working and personal lives.
Money advisers help people whose debts have become too large or difficult for them to handle.
Music therapists use music and sound to help improve people’s emotional well-being, relieve stress and build confidence.
Nannies work in private homes caring for their employer’s babies and young children.
Nursery managers run early years childcare centres, providing day care for babies and young children from birth to 5 years.
Nursery assistant, early years educator, pre-school assistant, playgroup assistant, childcare worker
Nursery workers help babies and children up to 5 years old to develop and learn in a safe and supportive setting.
Occupational therapists help people overcome difficulties caused by physical or mental illness, disability, accidents or ageing.
Occupational therapy (OT) assistant, OT technician, rehabilitation assistant, technical instructor
Occupational therapy support workers work with occupational therapists to help sick, injured or old people to be as independent as possible.
Specialist healthcare assistant
Palliative care assistants provide specialist end of life care and support to patients and their families.
Patient advice and liaison service (PALS) officers give support, advice and information about NHS services.
Play therapists help children to make sense of difficult life experiences, or complex psychological issues through play.
Playworkers support children and young people to create their own spaces and opportunities for play.
Probation officers supervise people serving community and prison sentences and help them to stay away from crime.
Primary care graduate mental health worker
Psychological wellbeing practitioners give treatment and support to people with mental health problems.
Psychologists study people’s behaviour, motivations, thoughts and feelings, and help them to overcome or control their problems.
Psychotherapists use talking techniques and therapies to help people who are distressed, or have mental health problems.
Faith leader, cleric
Religious or faith leaders offer spiritual and moral guidance, and lead public worship and other religious ceremonies.
Residential support workers look after the physical and mental wellbeing of children or vulnerable adults in care.
School crossing patrols help children and adults cross the road safely on their way to and from school.
School matrons look after the health and wellbeing of pupils in boarding schools.
Senior care assistant, adult social care support worker
Senior care workers provide physical and emotional support to individuals and supervise teams of care assistants.
Service manager, service development manager
Social services managers plan and co-ordinate the health, welfare and social care support provided by local authorities and charities.
Community support worker, home care officer, social services assistant
Social work assistants give advice, guidance and support to help people with their physical, emotional and social needs.
Social workers help to protect vulnerable children and adults from harm or abuse, and support people to live independently.
Substance misuse outreach workers encourage people to get help from local support services, and advise them on minimising risks to health.
Witness support officer
Victim care officers support people who’ve been affected by crime.
Youth offending service officer
Youth offending team officers work to prevent children and young people under 18 from offending and reoffending.
Youth workers guide and support young people aged 11 to 25. They organise activities to help with personal and social development.