Social isolation is a risk in all walks of life, but those receiving specialised care are particularly vulnerable. Day centres play an essential role in combating isolation and nurturing connections through companionship and socialisation.
A day centre might provide meals and activities, as well as a chance to meet new people. Day centres can be privately owned, or managed by the council or NHS. Learn about other care roles.
The advantages of working in a day centre are as unique as each centre and each carer - but there are some common threads! Here are a few examples:
Day centre jobs vary depending on the exact specifications of the centre. Roles typically available for a day centre worker include:
Carers in day centres are often expected to provide some level of personal care, including helping in the bathroom, or assisting with meals. Other roles include coordinating activities and serving food.
One of the key responsibilities at a day centre is providing companionship to isolated individuals.
You don’t need any special qualifications to begin working in a day centre — the most important thing is your attitude. Day centre carers must be passionate about helping people and enjoy providing companionship. Learn more about starting your career in care with Kent Care Professionals.
Ready to start your journey into care? Take a look at our day centre roles below.
As part of the development of recruitment around the care sector in Kent - Kent Care Professionals have a number of roles live and readily available now. Please click here to search for those roles and apply for your next step in social care in Kent.
Get started on your journey today and join the social care professional movement. Let us know a little bit about you and our team will get working on sourcing you your next role. We can’t wait to hear from you.