Find your perfect role

Whatever skills you have, there's a career in care perfect for you.

Some roles may involve personal care, like washing, bathing and dressing, or helping people to get around and run errands. Others could involve helping people to stay active and access services in their community.

We have roles available for those looking to offer physical and emotional support, or to help ensure services and care homes run smoothly.

You can take a look at some of the types of roles available in care below, or find a role in care to search current opportunities.

Health and social care staff working face to face with people who may be clinically extremely vulnerable are advised to have their COVID-19 vaccination. For more information on booking your vaccine, including the latest information on boosters, visit our COVID-19 vaccines for frontline social care workers webpage.

Types of role

Care assistant

Care assistants can either work in care homes or help support people in their own home. Duties include:

  • helping people get up or go to bed
  • serving meals
  • supporting people to take part in activities and hobbies
  • providing personal care and boosting emotional wellbeing

Support workers

Support workers provide similar support to care assistants with a focus on independent living. They can either work in care homes or help support people in their own home. In addition to the role of the care assistant, their duties may include:

  • helping in organising and attending medical appointments
  • processing bills or helping with housing
  • supporting people to go shopping and get out to do things they enjoy

Team leader/senior carer

The role of a team leader or senior carer includes the duties of a care assistant with some additional responsibilities:

  • supporting and encouraging a team of care assistants
  • completing reviews of staff and ensuring they're delivering quality care
  • regularly assessing service users and looking for changes in their care needs

Deputy/assistant manager

The role of a deputy or assistant care manager can be based either in a care home or as a manager of a team of domiciliary carers. Duties include:

  • managing and co-ordinating the day-to-day running of the service
  • ensuring high levels of care and service being offered by staff
  • working with other care/health professionals
  • monitoring and upholding quality standards of the service
  • supporting the registered manager

Rota coordinators

Rota coordinators are responsible for ensuring a service is fully staffed at all times. This involves putting together shift patterns for each member of staff and identifying any issues. Duties include:

  • raising any staffing issues and absences
  • arranging cover for shifts needed
  • working with local agencies to find staff if cover not available

Other roles

Other roles could include:

  • administration
  • finance
  • HR
  • marketing


Our reablement team plays an important role in helping people to start doing the things they love again and continue living independently in their own homes.

The support they offer builds on the individual's strengths, setting goals based on where they want to be and ensuring they have the care they need to get there. Our team is made up of an occupational therapist, practitioners and support workers who provide support and monitor people’s progress. Find out more about what our reablement team do on our reablement webpage.

Shared Lives carer

There are also opportunities in Barnsley to be a Shared Lives carer. This is where a carer opens up their home and family lives to help someone who needs a little extra support to live well. Being a Shared Lives carer can be incredible rewarding. Find out more about becoming a Shared Lives carer.

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