26 26 05 05 28 Individual job roles Individual job roles This section provides more detailed breakdown of the adult social care workforce in terms This section of the types provides of job a more roles detailed involved. breakdown of the adult social care workforce in terms of the types of job roles involved. Chart 5.7 on the next page shows breakdown of the number of jobs in the sector by job role. Chart The 5.7 size on the of each next page rectangle shows is a proportional breakdown to of the the number number of of jobs jobs for in each the sector particular by job role. and The the size rectangles of each rectangle are shaded is proportional according to to the the job number role group of jobs each for each role corresponds particular role to (direct and the care, rectangles managerial, are shaded regulated according profession to the or job other). role group each role corresponds to (direct care, managerial, a regulated profession or other). The chart shows that „care worker‟ was by far the most common job role in the adult social care The chart sector shows with an that estimated „care worker‟ 810,000 was of by these far the roles most being common carried job out role as in at the 2014. adult Care social care workers sector accounted with an estimated for over half 810,000 (52%) of all these jobs roles in the being adult carried social out care as sector. at 2014. It also Care workers shows that accounted „jobs for for direct over payment half (52%) recipients‟ of all jobs (140,000) in the adult was social the second care sector. most common It also job role shows and that „ancillary‟ „jobs for jobs direct were payment the third recipients‟ most common (140,000) (100,000). was the second most common job role and „ancillary‟ jobs were the third most common (100,000). In Chart 5.7, the „others‟ category includes 14 job roles that were estimated to have fewer than In Chart 5,000 5.7, jobs. the This „others‟ includes category roles includes such as 14 activities job roles workers, that were occupational estimated to therapy have fewer assistants than 5,000 and jobs. advice, This includes guidance roles and such advocacy as activities roles. 13 workers, full list of occupational NMDS-SC job therapy roles and assistants descriptions and can advice, be found guidance on the and NMDS-SC advocacy website. roles. 13 A full list of NMDS-SC job roles and descriptions can be found on the NMDS-SC website. 13 Regulated professions Regulated professions The sub-sections below focus on the three main regulated professions in the adult social care The sub-sections sector. Although below these focus roles on the make-up three main relatively regulated small professions proportion in of the the adult total adult social social care sector. care workforce Although they these are roles vital make-up in terms a of relatively the success small of proportion the social of care the system total adult and also social in care terms workforce of integrated they health are vital and in terms social of care the planning success and of the delivery. social care system and also in terms of integrated health and social care planning and delivery. Registered nurses As Registered at 2014 there nurses were an estimated 49,500 registered nurse jobs in the adult social care sector. As at 2014 The there vast majority were an of estimated these jobs 49,500 were registered in care homes nurse with jobs nursing the in adult the social independent care sector. (42,000) The vast and majority around of these 5,000 jobs were were for independent care homes sector with non-residential nursing in the independent care providers. sector (42,000) This figure and around does not 5,000 include were registered for independent nurse jobs sector in non-residential the NHS. care providers. This figure does not include registered nurse jobs in the NHS. Occupational therapists There Occupational were an therapists estimated 21,500 occupational therapist jobs in the adult social care sector as There at 2014. were This an estimated 21,500 includes occupational 18,000 occupational therapist therapist jobs in the jobs adult in the social NHS, care these sector roles as at are 2014. considered This estimate to be includes „social care‟ 18,000 related occupational and have therapist therefore jobs been in included the NHS, as these part of the roles adult are social considered care workforce. to be „social The care‟ majority related of and the have remaining therefore occupational been included therapist as part jobs of were the adult for local social authorities care workforce. (2,600). The majority of the remaining occupational therapist jobs were for local authorities (2,600). Social workers As Social at 2014 workers there were an estimated 16,500 social worker jobs in the adult social care sector. As at 2014 The there majority were of an these estimated jobs (15,700) 16,500 were social for worker local authorities. jobs in the adult The remaining social care jobs (around sector. The 1,000) majority were of in these independent jobs (15,700) sector. were Social for local workers authorities. employed The remaining by the NHS jobs have not (around been 1,000) included were in this in the total independent as there is sector. not currently Social workers published employed source by of this the NHS have information. not been included Analysis in this performed total as by there the is HSCIC not currently suggests a published that, as at source 2014, there of this were around information. 1,500 Analysis FTE social performed worker by jobs the in HSCIC the NHS. suggests that, as at 2014, there were around 1,500 FTE social worker jobs in the NHS. Please see Section for trend information on the number of these job roles. Please see Section 6 for trend information on the number of these job roles. 13 13 https:/www.nmds-sc-online.org.uk/help/Article https:/www.nmds-sc-online.org.uk/help/Article 13 https:/www.nmds-sc-online.org.uk/help/Article
05 27 05 29 Chart 5.7: Estimated number of adult social care jobs by individual job roles in England, 2014 Workforce * „Others‟ includes 14 job roles where it was estimated there were fewer than 5,000 jobs.