Direct care workers work in the field of social and care services. The job involves assisting and supporting individuals to be active in society. Direct care workers help children and adolescents with social problems and assist people with disabilities, elderly people and people with mental disorders, to name a few examples. Direct care workers support their clients to help themselves and stimulate them to participate in society.
Direct care workers work in collaboration with other professions in the field of geriatrics or mental wellbeing, within social services or in schools, and are also in contact with their clients’ relatives.