A support worker’s role is to provide person-centred care and support.
They use their values, knowledge and skills to develop relationships and work with people to support them;
- - wash, dress and get ready for the day ahead
- - communicate their wishes or concerns
- - stay connected to family and friends
- - lead an interesting, fulfilling and healthy life.
Support workers follow agreed care plans. They share their knowledge about the person to help their senior colleagues keep everyone’s care plan up to date. Support workers demonstrate respect for individual rights, such as the right everyone living in the care home has to be in control of their own life.
They register with the SSSC as a support worker in a care home service.
The minimum qualification requirement is SVQ or Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 which is gained while working. There are college and university courses too.
Explore the social care qualification pathways or scroll down to Next steps to get started.