People may need care and support for a number of reasons, perhaps because of their age, poor health, a physical or mental disability or a situation that they have found themselves in and are struggling to cope and get out of it. If you are a qualified social care worker, looking into applying for social care jobs, you first need to consider where your knowledge, expertise and experience lie, as there are many different sectors within the social care industry looking to recruit. Depending on your experience you may be better suited to working with children and families, patients in hospitals, the elderly, or perhaps people with either physical or mental disabilities. Many social care jobs involve assessing and evaluating situations, care management, and support work of various levels of complexity. It is common for you to be working with organisations like the NHS, social services, charities, and other private sector companies.