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Psychology & Social Care
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Social care is a field for those driven to help improve people's lives. There are a wide variety of support services available, for groups such as the elderly, the homeless or the unemployed. Working in this field will mean active workplaces where you will be helping people who are facing challenges in their lives. As a society we are becoming more aware of the importance of caring for mental health. Psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors are professionals who assist people in caring for their mental health. They can work one to one or with companies.

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If you have empathy, compassion, self-awareness and open-mindedness – then this sector may be suited to you. Although the careers in this sector are rather different, all share a desire to care for and help others. The roles range from helping vulnerable people with basic, practical tasks in their homes or in a healthcare or community setting, to roles focused on mental health in a clinical or educational setting for example. In many of the roles in this sector you may focus for example on specific groups such as children, those with addictions, the elderly or homeless people.

In this section you will discover the range of career opportunities available in the Psychology & Social Care sector. Our Career Explorer tool will give you insights into roles across the sector, including average salaries, typical entry routes and much much more...

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  • caring for others
  • communication
  • compassion
  • active listening
  • developing relationships
  • empathy
  • adaptability
  • health and safety
  • initiative
  • leadership
  • leadership
  • managing resources
  • observing behaviour
  • one to one counselling
  • persuasion
  • prioritising work
  • problem solving
  • time management
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