Suffolk social care recruitment agencies are experts at placing social care professionals into permanent, temporary and contract vacancies across towns including Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft. The local industry is a sensitive area of work and covers a range of job roles such as support worker, senior health care assistant, housing officer and social worker. The demands on the Suffolk social care industry are high and recruitment agencies are expected to supply candidates who can demonstrate empathy, communication and problem solving skills to their East Anglian clients.
Working within offices, hospitals and care / residential homes, social care work often requires employees to be flexible as they may be needed to provide 24-hour care as part of a team. Though much of the industry is made up of part time or shift workers, the average Suffolk salary for permanent social care staff is thought to be between £18K-£24K. Graduates can expect to earn the lower end of this bracket, however executive / management professionals will usually command a salary of 40K+ per annum.
Due to the nature of the industry, personality is often valued more than credentials and so qualifications aren't necessarily required for entry-level jobs. NVQ's and university degrees will be thought of highly, but employers will also look to recruit candidates with relevant work experience. As many positions will require employees to work closely with vulnerable individuals such as children and the elderly, all candidates will also be subjected to necessary DBS checks.
A Suffolk social care recruitment agency will have the experience and knowledge necessary to effectively supply staff to the local industry. As well as working with clients within this UK county of East Anglia, many recruiters will also look to fill vacancies in neighbouring Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.