Social care

  • Accommodation warden

    Property manager, hall manager

    Accommodation wardens manage the day-to-day running of services like sheltered housing, youth hostels and student flats.

  • Art therapist

    Art psychotherapist

    Art therapists help people express difficult thoughts and feelings through creative activities.

  • British sign language interpreter

    Language professional

    British sign language (BSL) interpreters help deaf and hearing people communicate with one another.

  • Care escort

    Community transport passenger assistant

    Community transport passenger assistants accompany elderly people or adults and children with disabilities, on local journeys.

  • Care home advocate

    Resident representative

    Care home advocates make sure the views and wishes of residents in care homes are heard.

  • Care home manager

    Care home managers are responsible for the leadership and day-to-day running of residential care homes.

  • Care worker

    Care assistant, support worker, nursing home assistant

    Care workers help vulnerable people to manage their daily activities and to live as independently as possible.

  • Careers adviser

    Career consultant, career coach

    Careers advisers help people make decisions about their education, training and work options.

  • Childminder

    Childminders care for babies, toddlers and children in their own home, supporting their learning and development.

  • Clinical psychologist

    Investigative psychologist, legal psychologist, criminal psychologist

    Clinical psychologists help people make positive changes to their thinking and behaviour.

  • Cognitive behavioural therapist

    CBT, talking therapist, behavioural therapist

    Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) practitioners use talking therapy to help patients change negative patterns of thinking or behaviour.

  • Communication support worker

    CSW, sign language support worker

    Communication support workers help deaf students in education.

  • Community development worker

    Community development workers help people to improve the quality of life in their local area.

  • Community transport driver

    Community transport drivers provide a door-to-door service for people who can't easily use public transport.

  • Counsellor

    Therapist

    Counsellors help people discuss their problems and feelings in a confidential environment.

  • Dramatherapist

    Dramatherapists use group work, role play and movement to help people with their feelings and emotions.

  • Drug and alcohol worker

    Drug and alcohol workers help people tackle their drug, alcohol or solvent misuse problems.

  • Education welfare officer

    School welfare officer, school attendance officer

    Education welfare officers make sure that children attend school and get the support they need.

  • Equalities officer

    Equality and diversity officer, equal opportunities officer, equality, diversity and human rights officer

    Equalities officers promote practices and attitudes to make sure people from minority groups are treated equally within organisations.

  • Family mediator

    Family mediators help divorcing or separating couples reach agreement without having to go to court.

  • Family support worker

    Family support workers help and advise families with long or short-term difficulties.

  • Forensic psychologist

    Criminal psychologist, investigative psychologist, legal psychologist

    Forensic psychologists explore what makes people commit crimes.

  • Foster carer

    Foster carers look after children and young people who can't be looked after in their own homes.

  • Funeral director

    Undertaker

    Funeral directors make arrangements for burials or cremations, and provide support and advice for the bereaved.

  • Horticultural therapist

    Horticultural therapists use gardening to improve their clients' health and wellbeing.

  • Housing officer

    Housing officers look after rented properties for local authorities and housing associations.

  • Learning mentor

    Learning mentors help students and pupils deal with any difficulties they have with their learning.

  • Life coach

    Life coaches support and encourage people to help them make informed decisions in their working and personal lives.

  • Money adviser

    Debt counsellor

    Money advisers help people whose debts have become too large or difficult for them to handle.

  • Music therapist

    Music therapists use music and sound to help improve people's emotional well-being, relieve stress and build confidence.

  • Nanny

    Nannies work in private homes caring for their employer's babies and young children.

  • Nursery manager

    Early years educator, pre-school manager

    Nursery managers run early years childcare centres, providing day care for babies and young children from birth to 5 years.

  • Nursery worker

    Nursery assistant, pre-school assistant, playgroup assistant, childcare worker

    Nursery workers help babies and children up to 5 years old to develop and learn in a safe and supportive environment.

  • Occupational therapist

    Occupational therapists help people overcome difficulties caused by physical or mental illness, disability, accidents or ageing.

  • Occupational therapy support worker

    Occupational therapy (OT) assistant, OT technician, rehabilitation assistant, technical instructor

    Occupational therapy support workers work with occupational therapists to help sick, injured or old people to be as independent as possible.

  • Palliative care assistant

    Specialist healthcare assistant

    Palliative care assistants provide specialist end of life care and support to patients and their families.

  • Patient advice and liaison service officer

    Patient advice and liaison service (PALS) officers give support, advice and information about NHS services.

  • Play therapist

    Play therapists help children to make sense of difficult life experiences, or complex psychological issues through play.

  • Playworker

    Playworkers support children and young people to create their own spaces and opportunities for play.

  • Primary care graduate mental health worker

    Psychological wellbeing practitioner

    Primary care graduate mental health workers give treatment and support to people with mental health problems.

  • Probation officer

    Probation officers supervise people serving community and prison sentences and help them to stay away from crime.

  • Psychologist

    Psychologists study people's behaviour, motivations, thoughts and feelings, to help them overcome or control their problems.

  • Psychotherapist

    Psychotherapists use talking techniques and therapies to help people who are distressed, or have mental health problems.

  • Religious leader

    Faith leader, cleric

    Religious or faith leaders offer spiritual and moral guidance, and lead public worship and other religious ceremonies.

  • Residential support worker

    Residential support workers look after the physical and mental wellbeing of children or vulnerable adults in care.

  • School crossing patrol

    Lollipop person

    School crossing patrols help children and adults cross the road safely on their way to and from school.

  • School matron

    School matrons look after the health and wellbeing of pupils in boarding schools.

  • Senior care worker

    Senior care assistant, adult social care support worker

    Senior care workers provide physical and emotional support to individuals and supervise teams of care assistants.

  • Sexual health adviser

    Sexual health advisers provide information, advice and counselling about sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

  • Social services manager

    Service manager, service development manager

    Social services managers plan and co-ordinate the health, welfare and social care support provided by local authorities and charities.

  • Social work assistant

    Community support worker, home care officer, social services assistant

    Social work assistants give advice, guidance and support to help people with their physical, emotional and social needs.

  • Social worker

    Social workers help to protect vulnerable children and adults from harm or abuse, and support people to live independently.

  • Substance misuse outreach worker

    Substance misuse outreach workers encourage people to get help from local support services, and advise them on minimising risks to health.

  • Victim care officer

    Witness support officer

    Victim care officers support people who've been affected by crime.

  • Youth offending team officer

    Youth offending service officer

    Youth offending team officers work to prevent children and young people under 18 from offending and reoffending.

  • Youth worker

    Youth workers guide and support young people aged 11 to 25. They organise activities to help with personal and social development.