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Routes into working in care

Beyond full-time roles, there are lots of ways to start your career in care. We want our borough to be a place that fosters and grows ambitions, which is why we are proud of our different routes into working in care. Find out more below.

Future Carers

Future Carers gives you a flavour for what adult social care is like. This short programme teaches you about the sector and starts you on your adult social care career. It's an unpaid opportunity focused on training.

  • The Future Carers scheme is a six-week accredited programme.
  • It's three days a week, with the course totalling 72 hours of classroom teaching.
  • You can apply if you’re 19+ and in receipt of a job-seeking benefit.

By taking part in Future Carers you’ll gain a Level 1 Diploma in Health and Care.

The scheme also offers all participants a three-week placement in a care home after they complete their training, or guaranteed access to an interview with a care provider.

You can sign-up on the Future Carers webpage.

Trained to Care

Trained to Care is your chance to upskill!

Gaining Level 2 qualifications in English, maths and care, this training programme will help you prepare for a future career in care. Trained to Care is also committed to improving digital skills.

It's an unpaid opportunity focused on training, but works well alongside a relief position or part-time job - so you can earn while you learn!

  • Each Trained to Care course lasts between six and 12 months, as everyone will start out with different levels of experience.
  • It involves one night of evening school and a few hours of home learning a week.
  • You can apply if you’re 19+ and in receipt of a job-seeking benefit.

By taking part in Trained to Care you can also gain a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (we'd encourage you to complete one Level 2 course at a time).

Throughout Trained to Care you’ll be linked with employers and different workplace experiences to get an understanding of where you might like to start your career.

The scheme guarantees you an interview with us, a care provider, or the NHS. Enquire online about Trained to Care.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are fixed periods and allow an individual to achieve a formal qualification whilst gaining on-the-job skills, knowledge and experience.

  • Apprenticeships run for at least 12 months.
  • 20% of your working week will be spent completing training and development activities.
  • Anyone over the age of 16 who's not in full-time education can enrol as an apprentice.

During your time as an apprentice you'll gain experience and training to equip you for your future career in care. Additional qualifications vary depending on your apprenticeship, but can be the equivalent of a Masters!

We ensure that our apprenticeships are fully funded for care leavers or people with an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP).

Keep an eye out for updates on apprenticeship opportunities in adult social care.

Vacancies

There's lots of different job roles within care, enabling you to find a career perfect for your interests and the type of support you want to provide.

You'll need a few core skills, like working well in teams, being able to build strong relationships and solve problems. Most of all, we're looking for committed individuals motivated by supporting people and helping them to thrive.

If you think you can make a real difference to the lives and prospects of those you work with, browse the current care roles available in Barnsley and apply today!

Domiciliary care roles

Provider Role title Location Where to apply
Barnsley Disability Services Limited Part-time Carer Barnsley Borough Email GeorgeAngus@barnsley.gov.uk for details
Caremark 6 x Care and support workers Barnsley Apply online at Caremark
Cera Care Assistant Barnsley Apply online: Cera Care: Care Assistant
Ease Healthcare Ltd Deputy Manager - min Level 3 in H&SC working towards level 5 Stocksbridge base for Barnsley and Sheffield area Email GeorgeAngus@barnsley.gov.uk for details
Ease Healthcare Ltd Experienced Care Coordinator Stocksbridge base for coordination of staff in Barnsley Email GeorgeAngus@barnsley.gov.uk for details
Emerald Care Support Worker Across Barnsley Visit Swanton Care for more details
Home Instead Care Professional Barnsley View details of the care assistant Barnsley role on indeed
Home Instead Care Professional Sheffield North View details of the care assistant Sheffield North role on indeed
Home Instead Care Professional Sheffield South View details of the care assistant Sheffield South role on indeed
Niche Care Care Worker Barnsley - various locations View details on of the Niche Care care worker role on indeed
TLC Homecare 4 x part time Care Assistants Cudworth (includes Shafton, Grimethorpe, Brierley, Monk Bretton, Lundwood) Apply for TLC homecare roles online
TLC Homecare 4 x part time Care Assistants
evening & weekends
Athersley (including Royston, Carlton, New Lodge) Apply for TLC homecare roles online
TLC Homecare 4 x Care Assistants
2 x part time, 2 full time
Barnsley Town (including Dodworth, Kingstone, Pogmoor, Redbrook, Wilthorpe, Honeywell) Apply for TLC homecare roles online
TLC Homecare 5 x Care Assistants
2 x part time, 3 full time
Hoyland (including Elsecar, Pilley, Tankersley, Birdwell) Apply for TLC homecare roles online
TLC Homecare 3 x part time Care Assistants Penistone Apply for TLC homecare roles online
TLC Homecare 3 x part time Care Assistants Dearne (including Bolton on Dearne, Thurnscoe, Goldthorpe) Apply for TLC homecare roles online
TLC Homecare 3 x part time Care Assistants Wombwell (including Jump, Hemingfield) Apply for TLC homecare roles online
TLC Homecare 2 x part time Care Assistants Darfield Apply for TLC homecare roles online
Trust Home Care Care Worker Barnsley - various locations Visit Trust Home Care for more details
Virtue Care Services Ltd Community Care Workers Barnsley Find out more on Virtue Care Services website

Residential care roles

Provider Role title Location Where to apply
Burntwood Care Home Cook/Kitchen Assistant Burntwood Hall Care Centre
Moore Lane
Brierley Common
Great Houghton
Barnsley S72 9HB
Enquire at St Philips Care Home Group website
Burntwood Care Home Care Assistant/ Bank Burntwood Hall Care Centre
Moore Lane
Brierley Common
Great Houghton
Barnsley S72 9HB
Enquire at St Philips Care Home Group website
Burntwood Care Home Activities Coordinator Burntwood Hall Care Centre
Moore Lane
Brierley Common
Great Houghton
Barnsley S72 9HB
Enquire at St Philips Care Home Group website
Dearne Valley Care Centre Activities Coordinator Furlong Road
Goldthorpe
Rotherham S63 9PY
Enquire at St Philips Care Home Group website
Emerald Care Support Worker (Supported Living) 7 Ferrara Cl, Darfield, Barnsley S73 9RB Visit Swanton Care for more details
Heavenfield Lodge Support Worker / Carer (for those with Learning disabilities, mental health or physical disabilities) Highfield Road
Darfield
Barnsley
S73 9AY
Visit Sun Healthcare for more details 
Holly Tree Lodge Care Home Care Assistant Sceptone Grove
Shafton
Barnsley S72 8NP
Email GeorgeAngus@barnsley.gov.uk for details
Kexborough House Care Home Park time Night Care Assistant 113 Churchfield Lane
Kexborough
Barnsley S75 5DN
View the Night Care Assistant role on indeed
Riverside Care Home Night Senior Care Assistant Camborne Way
Monk Bretton
Barnsley S71 2NR
Visit Wood Care Group for more details
Riverside Care Home Night Care Assistant Camborne Way
Monk Bretton
Barnsley S71 2NR
Visit Wood Care Group for more details
Riverside Care Home Assistant Deputy Manager Camborne Way
Monk Bretton
Barnsley S71 2NR
Visit Wood Care Group for more details
Riverside Care Home Care Assistant Camborne Way
Monk Bretton
Barnsley S71 2NR
Visit Wood Care Group for more details
Shaftsbury House Support Worker / Carer (for those with Learning disabilities, mental health or physical disabilities) 53 Mount Vernon Road
Barnsley
S70 4DJ
Visit Sun Healthcare for more details 
Valley Park Care Home 2 x Senior Care Assistants 33 hours per week and 22 hours per week Park Street
Wombwell
Barnsley S73 0HQ
View Valley Park Care Home vacancies for more details
Valley Park Care Home Care assistants -nights
zero hours contract
Park Street
Wombwell
Barnsley S73 0HQ
View Valley Park Care Home vacancies for more details
Ward Green Lodge Night Care Assistant High Ridge
Worsborough
Barnsley S70 5HL
Contact Ward Green Lodge for more details
Ward Green Lodge Bank Care Assistant High Ridge
Worsborough
Barnsley S70 5HL
Contact Ward Green Lodge for more details
Ward Green Lodge Bank Ancillary Staff High Ridge
Worsborough
Barnsley S70 5HL
Contact Ward Green Lodge for more details

Nursing home roles

Provider Role title Location Where to apply
Jubilee House Senior Support Workers 18 Jubilee House
Jubilee Gardens
Royston
Barnsley S71 4FL
View all vacancies online at Elysium Healthcare
Jubilee House Level 2 Support Workers 18 Jubilee House
Jubilee Gardens
Royston
Barnsley S71 4FL
View all vacancies online at Elysium Healthcare
Jubilee House Learning Disability Nurse 18 Jubilee House
Jubilee Gardens
Royston
Barnsley S71 4FL
View all vacancies online at Elysium Healthcare
Jubilee House Mental Health Nurse 18 Jubilee House
Jubilee Gardens
Royston
Barnsley S71 4FL
View all vacancies online at Elysium Healthcare
Neville Court 8 x Health Care Assistants Neville Avenue
Kendray
Barnsley S70 3HF
View all vacancies online at Exemplar Healthcare
Neville Court 1 x Activity Coordinator Neville Avenue
Kendray
Barnsley S70 3HF
View all vacancies online at Exemplar Healthcare
Water Royd House Kitchen Assistant Locke Road
Gilroyd
Dodworth
Barnsley S75 3QH
View Kitchen Assistant role

Mental health support roles

Provider Role title Location Where to apply
Janet Barlow Community Recovery Various Roles 122 Pontefract Road
Hoyle Mill
Barnsley S71 1JA
Contact Janet Barlow Care Homes for more information
Sun Healthcare Community Support Community Support Worker – Specialist Mental Health (Permanent Nights) Barnsley in the community Visit Sun Healthcare for more details 
Sun Healthcare Community Support Community Support Worker – Specialist Mental Health Barnsley in the community Visit Sun Healthcare for more details 

Learning disability support roles

Provider Role title Location Where to apply
Ivy Mead Support Worker Lundwood, Barnsley Visit Ivy Care Homes for more details
Ivy Mead Weekend Support Lundwood, Barnsley Visit Ivy Care Homes for more details
Ivy Mead Night Support Worker Lundwood, Barnsley Visit Ivy Care Homes for more details
Lifeways Group Care/Support Worker Learning Disabilities Barnsley Visit Lifeways for more details
Lifeways Group Team Leader Learning Disabilities Barnsley Visit Lifeways for more details
Lifeways Group Service Manager Learning Disabilities Barnsley Visit Lifeways for more details
Rosglen Night Support Worker 2 Highfield Range
Darfield
Barnsley S73 9BQ
Visit National Care Group for more details
Rosglen Bank Support Worker 2 Highfield Range
Darfield
Barnsley S73 9BQ
Visit National Care Group for more details
The Hesley Group Low Laithes Support Worker/ Qualified Support Worker Old Farm Lane, Wombwell,
Barnsley,
S73 8SU
Visit Hesley Group for more details
The Hesley Group Low Laithes Night Support Worker Old Farm Lane, Wombwell,
Barnsley,
S73 8SU
Visit Hesley Group for more details
The Hesley Group Low Laithes Activity and Engagement Facilitator Old Farm Lane, Wombwell,
Barnsley,
S73 8SU
Visit Hesley Group for more details

Other roles in the social care sector

Provider Role title Location Where to apply
Bridge Medical Solutions Ltd Support Worker (at Day Centre for young adults with disabilities) Barnsley / Rotherham Email GeorgeAngus@barnsley.gov.uk for details
Crossroads – Caring for Carers Weekend Support Lundwood, Barnsley Visit Ivy Care Homes for more details
Ivy Mead Carer Support Worker Various Visit Crossroads for more details



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