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Your profession: Special needs care worker (m/f)

Professional activities

Special needs care workers are responsible for providing educational, practical and care support and assistance to people with disabilities. They assist their charges in coping with everyday life by providing residential and visiting support.

Fields of work

Possible places or areas of employment for special needs care workers include the following,

  • Day care centres, residential homes and care facilities for people with disabilities
  • Workshops for people with disabilities
  • Social psychiatry facilities
  • Visiting services
  • Prevention and rehabilitation clinics
  • Child day care institutions
  • Schools
The professional profiles are based on information from berufenet at the Federal Employment Agency and BIBB (Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training).