The call comes as part of a new campaign by the Department of Health and Social Care.
People in Yorkshire are encouraged to apply for jobs in the adult social care sector as the new phase of the Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘When you care, every day makes a difference’ recruitment campaign is launched.
New research shows there are 7,600 vacancies in our region and that 74% of those with dependent children at home would consider such a role.
The Department says those with children at home are the perfect candidates for these roles because, as well as having the compassion and patience required, the often flexible working hours could allow them to juggle family life with workload.
Minister for Care Caroline Dinenage said:
“A career in adult social care offers the rewarding opportunity for people in Yorkshire to make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in society – a sentiment 96% of current care workers nationally on the ground agree with.
“We have over a million brilliant people working in the sector, but we urgently need new talent to ensure we can continue to provide support for those who need it.
“I hope our ‘When you care, every day makes a difference’ campaign will draw more people with the right values to forge fulfilling careers and help them realise how diverse and often jobs with flexible working hours in social care can be. I urge anyone considering a career in care to apply today.”
The next phase of the Department’s adult social care recruitment campaign, named ‘When you care, every day makes a difference’, aims to attract people with the right values to help fill the 122,000 vacancies across the sector in England to support some of the most vulnerable people in society.
According to the survey, 49% of people with dependent children in find it hard to find a job that has flexible enough hours to work around school pickups and drop offs, 35% are unable to arrange childcare so they can get to work on time and 24% struggle to arrange childcare so that they can attend an interview. Meanwhile, 21% of those with children in Yorkshire claim their employer offers no flexibility at all.