Considering a career in care

Considering a career in care

Are you considering a career in care but aren’t sure what to expect or where to begin? Working in care can be a challenging but rewarding experience. Regardless of background or age, the care industry is always looking for more compassionate people to help make a difference in the lives of people who need care and support.  

If you’re on the lookout for care jobs in Manchester or the surrounding area, then this blog post is for you. We explore what a career in care involves, the skills needed to thrive in this industry and the personality traits that make a wonderful carer.


Do I need any special skills to work in care?

Providing care can be a demanding job, one that requires no shortage of patience and energy. This is not your typical 9-5 job. You can guarantee that no 2 days will be alike, so you’ll need to think on your feet – a lot! To succeed as a carer, you must be able to be flexible, deal with challenging behaviour, prioritise workloads and adapt to changing demands. Team players and problem solvers are also welcome. Last but not least, the ability to maintain a work and home life balance is a key skill that will help a person excel as a carer.  

What kind of person makes a good carer?

Being a good carer is less about having work experience or professional qualifications and more about having the right values and attitude. If you feel drawn towards working in care, then you probably already have a genuine concern for the wellbeing of others. A good carer is a naturally compassionate person with a strong sense of empathy and a willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty. As a carer, it’s important to be respectful, responsible, sensitive to the needs of others, and above all, patient. Most of all you, a good carer is committed to improving the lives of others, building trust and providing high-quality care. 

Am I qualified to work in care?

As we mentioned earlier, you don’t necessarily need any specific qualifications or previous work experience to excel as a carer. Rather, it’s more important that you embody the values of social care. That being said, we can provide numerous training courses to develop specialist skills and broaden your understanding of health care issues. For example, to build your care toolbox, we offer specialist training courses in the following areas: 

  • dementia care
  • autism
  • communication skills
  • stroke 
  • end of life care
  • learning disabilities
  • mental health awareness.

The benefits of working in care

Working in care is not without its benefits. In addition to a great salary and regular treats and awards, you can expect fully supportive working conditions and paid expenses. You’ll also enjoy a flexible working schedule and the ongoing support of a close-knit team. Working in care is an exciting career path with the chance to truly make a positive difference in the lives of others. 

Contact us

If you have any questions about Compassionate Care or would like to know more about what it’s like working in care, please do not hesitate to get in touch or call us on 0161 929 6039. We are always looking for that special kind of person to join our team – it could be you!