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Social

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Sectors
Source: National Skills Bulletin

About

While this sector is supported by many volunteers, there are many highly rewarding career paths available. Many roles overlap with Social Care, providing support and assistance to the most vulnerable in society. There are many other activities engaged in, such as supporting community life and advocating for good causes. People working in this sector will often have great passion for the cause they work on and empathy for the people they work with.

Skills

    caring for others, problem solving, communication, empathy, compassion, leadership, initiative, adaptability, managing resources, time management, prioritising work, working with children, leadership, health & safety, active listening,

Key Facts

2/3
of Irish adults engage in Community and Voluntary activities each year
29,000
nonprofit organisations in Ireland
211
social entrepreneurs supported by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland
1,757
charities added to the Register 2016

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Garda Reserve

While not a career, the Garda Reserve gives its members an intense training course and teaches valuable skills.

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