A new social care jobs portal has been launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Launched by national retention and recruitment campaign, WeCare Wales, the jobs portal aims to give employers space to reach a new audience and help advertise the high number of vacancies during the coronavirus crisis.
Sue Evans, Chief Executive of Social Care Wales said: “First and foremost, it’s important that we recognise all our social care employees for the work they do to care for others during this time. They really are the lifeline our communities need.
“Now more than ever, we are seeing the vital services they provide to help the people who need it most, but we need more people with the right skills to help, right now.
“Employers across the country are facing a skills deficit as they struggle to find enough staff to cope with demand. The WeCare Wales jobs portal will make it easier for employers to fill their vacancies as we drive jobseekers from across the country to view live jobs in their area.
“These are unsettling times for us all, and I urge anyone who may find themselves unemployed, to consider how their existing skills could help them thrive in a social care role. It really could open so many opportunities for you to help people in your area for the long term.”
Since its launch on March 27, the portal has attracted 8,612 users and recorded 7,391 job clicks (4,558 of these being multiple job clicks).
The website features more than 700 roles with care home positions including: activities co-ordinator, care home worker, senior care worker, deputy manager and care home manager.
The campaign is also working with employers to share their job vacancies on Twitter using the hashtag #WeCareWalesJobs. All vacancies will be collated on the www.WeCare.wales/jobs for jobseekers to search.