Service deliveryAdult Social CareWest Sussex launches care job website

West Sussex launches care job website

New council website can help find and apply for a variety of jobs in care across West Sussex and get information about what it’s really like to work in care. 

West Sussex County Council has launched a one-stop website for jobs in the care sector across the county. The Proud to Care website helps users find and apply for a variety of jobs in care across West Sussex and get information about what it’s really like to work in the jobs.

Visitors of the website can use the tab at the top of the home page to search for jobs. There is also designated space to answer frequently asked questions, top tips for applicants and career in care. The employers hub allows care providers to advertise for jobs for free.

The WHO CARES section offers career stories of people who have been working in the care sector. The home page also features video with similar. The apprenticeships and qualification pathway provides an entry criteria into different job roles for jobs in the care sector.

Amanda Jupp, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said, “We want to help people live in their own home for as long as possible and this means we need more people working in care to support our residents.

“Our new website is a great way in which West Sussex County Council is supporting our local care providers to attract people who are looking for a job in care. The site has good information and some of the opportunities can fit around people’s own availability. This can include people who have school age children as well as students who are looking for extra income.

“I would urge anyone who is considering a job in care to find out more about this hugely rewarding work.”

Echoing the cabinet member’s message, the home page hosts a video that intends to convince people to consider taking up jobs in the care sector. It break myths by answering the following questions:

  • Adult social care is not a job for men
  • You can’t turn care work into a career
  • It is a job where you help people to eat and go to the toilet
  • The hours are long and unsocial
  • It’s all about working with old people

The announcement last month about digital adult social care projects set to receive funding of over £1m provided by NHS Digital was a big boast for the social care sector.

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