Make Care Matter - care and support worker opportunities

Adult social care is a growing sector, offering a wide range of opportunities for progression and roles that are as diverse as the people you could support.

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  • "Someone who helps people live a good life with them at the heart of everything and in the driving seat."

"A carer's job is a bit like going on a bus. It's not about the journey itself but where it is taking you. Getting dressed is just a task, but the aim is to be able to get on with my life. If I just got dressed and sat in a chair then it would be boring for them, but once I'm dressed and in my wheelchair I can get outside and fight the world. You are helping me achieve this."
Andrew, from Ripon

There has never been a better time to consider a career in care

Adult social care is a growing sector, offering a wide range of opportunities for progression and roles that are as diverse as the people you could support.

With no qualifications needed to get your career started, full training provided, flexible working opportunities and the chance to make a real difference, what are you waiting you for?

If you are driven to maximise the health and wellbeing of others, to play a key part in enabling life experience where everyone has a sense of belonging, is enabled to contribute and lives a fulfilled life despite of health complexities - we want to hear from you!

We are looking for compassionate and hardworking individuals who have a commitment to making a difference and making care matter.

As a care and support worker, dignity, respect and kindness are paramount - supporting people to make personal choices that will enrich their lives. Working in the care sector isn’t just about assisting with everyday tasks, it’s about person centred care - promoting each individual’s independence, enabling them to live life to the fullest. 

What does person-centred care mean to you?

Person-centred care includes:

  • individuality - individualising the way you support each person, for example adapting your communication skills for the ease of the person allowing them to express themselves and what they would like
  • choice - supporting individuals to make their own choices whether that be what they want to do for the day or how they would like to be assisted
  • privacy - respecting privacy at all times including providing personal care in a way that ensures individuals feel comfortable
  • independence - empowering an individual to do as much as possible for themselves to improve their mental and physical wellbeing
  • dignity and respect - treating an individual with respect based on their ethical and moral beliefs and wishes. You need to have an open and positive attitude towards this in order to fulfil your role and have the ability to be patient without making assumptions of how things may be
  • partnership - working with family members, local communities other team members as well as the individual you are supporting can lead to great outcomes

"For me a great support worker is someone who helps service users to live a good life with them at the heart of everything and in the driving seat. Support workers are our lifeline to living a life full of fun and care. No experience is needed, just a can do attitude and the desire to help someone live a full and exciting life."
Ruth, from Sutton-in-Craven

The people we support are always at the heart of everything we do. People should have choice and control, we therefore need care and support workers who can engage with and actively listen to their needs - does this sound like you?

It's about person centred care treating people as individuals and catering to their particular needs and interests with a flexible approach.

It's also about supporting individuals to access the community or to attend social activities and events. This can include signposting, providing advice and information as well as practical support to live a meaningful, happy and fulfilling life. It is of utmost importance to us that our service users are an integral part of our society.

Are your values aligned to our person centred care values? If so, you will be a great fit with our organisation and we would welcome your application as a care and support worker.

Diagram showing our person-centred care values of individuality, choice, privacy, independence, dignity and respect, and partnership.

What is involved in a care and support worker role?

"Someone who is kind, funny and likes to tell jokes. Someone who understands that things that most people don't think about which can be very upsetting to people like me. Someone who respects and helps me be a happy person."
Dean, from Northallerton

Many people think it's about providing personal care (supporting people with washing, dressing and providing medication). But working in care is much, much more than this! Working in care is about:

  • ensuring people continue to be a valued member of society, that they feel included and welcomed by their local community. Making sure they have a good support network and that they have access to a range of support that helps them to live their life the way they want to and remain a contributing member of their community
  • making sure people are in control of their care and support. This means being in control of planning what their care and support looks like, making sure that is directed by the individual and is responsive to their changing needs
  • making sure people have the right support staff around them, that they have considerate support delivered by competent people and that they have access to a range of support staff and can choose from them according to their needs
  • making sure people feel in control and safe, that their community is a safe place to live, they have people who look out for them, and have the support around them they need should things go wrong
  • making sure people are in control of their own finances, that they know how much money is available to them and choose how it is used. It's also about being able to understand the costs relating to their care and support and how to make the best use of their money
  • making sure people have the information they need, when they need it. That they have access to easy-to-understand information and support they need to remain as independent as possible and help to make informed choices

"I value confidentiality and a knowledge of disability awareness. Working with me involves everything from helping with household tasks to fun leisure activities, so I need someone who is committed, enthusiastic, friendly, flexible and reliable."
Bridget, from Scarborough

Apply now!

People are living longer and therefore demand on adult social care services is ever increasing. It's now more important than ever that we have people like you to provide vital care services across North Yorkshire.

Are you ready to start your career in care? We can offer excellent career progression across the care sector with opportunities of NVQs and climbing the ladder to become a bigger and better you! In addition to this we also offer a range of other benefits, including:

  • generous holiday entitlement starting at 23 days per year, increasing by length of service
  • paid enhancement for weekend working
  • disclosure and barring (DBS) check clearance paid for by us
  • starting salary dependent on experience and qualifications
  • competitive rate of pay with the opportunity for progression
  • access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts including green car scheme, childcare vouchers and home technology scheme
  • access to health and wellbeing advice and support for you and your family
  • access to a secure and flexible employee pension scheme

Why not take the first step to the rest of your life and apply to one of our roles now? If you are interested in more than one role you can discuss this when our advisors call you in order to find the best role suited to you.

If you would like to ensure that people have choice and control over their lives by actively engaging with their everyday needs - we would love to hear from you!

We have a number of different roles available across North Yorkshire, featuring roles with us as well as external providers. Please apply to the location closest to you. When we chat through your application with you we will check if there are any additional locations you would like to work. Alternatively, feel free to apply for multiple posts from our list of vacancies.

Applying is quick and easy - access our list of vacancies using the button below, upload your CV and answer a few simple questions, and a member of our social care team will be in touch to discuss this role further with you. Alternatively, you can email your CV direct to

View our care and support worker vacancies

To be assessed for the role we will complete an initial telephone assessment with you. Following this, we will arrange for you to be formally interviewed by the relevant recruiting manager. This is a two-way process aimed at providing you with information regarding the role, whilst we gain an understanding of your values, skills and abilities to help us determine where you skills will be most useful to us. After you have been assess we will need to complete clearance checks, and we hope to have you in post shortly after this.