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Looking For Social Care Work/ Employment Agencies in London

  • 09-09-2014 7:49pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4

    NEED ADVICE/INFO from those working in the social care field in London

    I have graduated with a BA(hons) in Social Care from CIT. I am currently living in Ireland but would love to move to London and work in social care, I have some experience such as one school that worked with children with various different disabilities and in two different youth centres that worked with early school leavers and vulnerable youths from various backgrounds, Youth Work is an area within Social Care that I am extremely interested in pursuing as a career but I cannot seem to get my foot in the door due to my lack of experience. However, I feel that I have gained valuable experience from one my previous employments as a Childcare Assistant in a crèche that provided an after schools service and through both my work placements in the youth centres in Cork city,

    I have a genuine interest in helping and working with people, I feel it comes naturally to me and so I am really passionate about my work and I want to pursue a career in social care / youth work. I have tried sending my cv through online portals to 20 odd agencies in the London area but I have not heard one word back (is it like a black hole), does anyone live in London that could guide me in the right direction towards organisations or agencies as I know very little about employment agencies in the UK and would be willing to go over and meet with an agency.

    Any advice would be appreciated. Kelly


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,450 ✭✭✭actuallylike

    Hi Kelly,

    Bumping this and also replying with the limited knowledge I know. I've been in London with my girlfriend for 2 years now. She's a social care worker with loads of experience before she got to here but there's been nothing for her in the 2 years she's been here. well, to be honest, nothing that pays what she expected. She's been working retail for a year and a half which pays her £9.55/hr which is around £11-£12/hr with commission and all social care work is way way below this. A real shame to be honest that such an important field is paid so poorly.

    we're thinking of packing in London due to her not getting any work but if anyone knows anywhere to look or any advice on well paid social care jobs or something similar, please let me know.