Find your perfect role

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

A wide range of roles are available, all offering the chance to learn, develop and grow. Whether you're supporting someone in their own home, helping people out in the community or working in one of our care homes, you'll be helping to care for our borough.

Some roles involve offering physical and emotional support, including personal care, helping people to get around in their community or staying active.

Others will see you helping make sure our services and care homes run smoothly.

Greenworks' story

Watch our video to find out how Greenworks, one of our supported employment partners, helps adults with learning disabilities get into work.

You can look at some of the roles available in care below.

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 duties:

  • 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 in a care home.  Or as a manager of a team of domiciliary carers. Duties include:

  • managing and arranging 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

Responsible for ensuring a service is fully staffed at all times. This involves putting together shift patterns for each member of staff and finding out 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. Helping them continue living independently in their own homes.

The support they offer builds on the people's strengths.  Helping to set goals based on where they want to be and ensuring they've the care they need to get there. Our team is made up of therapists, 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 jobs 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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