Wider Health and Social Care Team

Support staff work with nurses, midwives, doctors and other professionals to deliver care.

These roles are a great entry route into Health and Social Care and can support progression.

Explore some the roles available within the Wider Clinical Health and Social care team below.

Support Workers

A selection of these roles include:

  • Dietetic Assistant
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Care Assistants/Worker
  • Occupational Therapy Support Worker
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Podiatry Assistant
  • Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Entry Requirements:

You will need a good level of English and Maths. Some specialist roles, may also ask for GCSE Science. A caring nature and the ability to follow procedure and instructions are critical. Some experience of healthcare can be useful.

Specialist Clinical Support

A selection of these roles include:

  • Assistant Practitioner
  • Healthcare Science Associate

Entry Requirements:

These roles enable clinical support workers to move into a clinical or technical area.

Professional Clinical Support

A selection of these roles include:

  • Nutritionist
  • Social Worker

Entry Requirements:

These roles requires degree level qualifications and/or relevant experience. In these roles you may be self-employed within your own private practice.

Other Support Roles

A selection of these roles include:

  • Cardiographer
  • Creative Therapy Support Roles
  • New-born Hearing Screener
  • Phlebotomist
  • Theatre Support Worker

Entry Requirements:

Some of the roles above require formal degree level qualifications and/or relevant experience.

What skills and qualities do I need? 

Caring

Being caring and supportive is important – you’ll be making a difference everyday

Team Work Skills

You must have good team skills to deliver quality care

Listening Skills

Being able to listen to instructions is important when working in a busy environment

Emotional Resilience

Working in a fast-paced environment can be demanding. It’s important to keep your emotions in check and not take things personally.