Building your career in home care

Are you looking to build your home care career? No matter where you begin your career in home care or which role you’re currently in, there are always opportunities to expand your care toolbox and progress in social care. Compassionate Care’s Founder and Director, Amanda Stoneham, started as a carer herself. Her journey began at the age of 15 when she worked in residential homes, nursing homes and home care services.

Feeling inspired? Read on to learn more about building your career in home care with Compassionate Care

Developing your care career 

If you’d like to develop your career in care, there are two ways to approach it. The first is to make a sideways transition. This is where you move into working a different job, in a different setting, with a different group of people. The other option is to move upwards into a role with more responsibility, new skills and new qualifications. 

With Compassionate Care, you can choose to specialise in a specific type of care such as dementia, end of life or complex care. It’s also possible to work towards becoming a senior carer. To deliver these types of advanced care, additional training and knowledge are required. 

Alternatively, you may be interested in advancing to other roles within the organisation. Examples of potential roles include a care manager, team leader or care coordinator. These leadership roles are more office-based, requiring different responsibilities and skillsets. 

No matter which role you decide to pursue, we’ll help you grow and learn in the direction that enhances your skills and satisfies your interests. 

Growing with Compassionate Care

We fully support your career progression and want you to enjoy a fulfilling career in care. That’s why we provide as many opportunities as possible to help you progress your career in the direction that works for you. When you start your career with us, you’ll begin with a paid 5-day induction training programme that consists of classroom-based activities and field-based training. During the probationary period, you will receive mentorship so that you feel confident and supported throughout your journey. 

We further actively support your career by providing a structured career development pathway, plus, you’ll receive a fully funded Care Certificate and NVQ in Health & Social Care. We’ll also fund any Team Leader and Management courses to support your development.

Did we mention that we also have an online training platform? This fantastic resource gives you 24/7 access to training courses that will allow you to develop essential skills to advance your career at your own pace, at a time and place that works best for you. 

We fully believe in the personal and professional development of our staff teams. That’s why we’ve helped over 50% of our Support Workers progress to Senior Carers, Team Leaders, Care Managers, Training Managers, Registered Managers and even Heads of Quality – you could be next! 

Get in touch 

If you want to learn more about what it’s like working with our close-knit team or if you have any questions about opportunities to work in care, let’s talk. Please do not hesitate to get in touch or call us on 0161 929 6039 with any questions. We’d be happy to provide more information.