Different careers in care

Have you ever thought about working in care? If you are naturally caring and patient with a genuine concern for the wellbeing of others, this may be the ideal career for you. While working in care is not without its exciting challenges, it’s also an incredibly rewarding experience. Each day, you get to truly make a difference in the lives of others. Plus, you don’t necessarily require any work experience or specific training to embark upon a successful career in care. It’s all about having the right attitude and sharing the values of social care. 

If you are interested in learning about care jobs in Manchester or the surrounding area, this blog post is for you. Read on to discover the many opportunities that await you as part of your future career in care. 

What is home care?

Home care is personalised care provided in the comfort of a person’s own home. Some common examples of the daily duties our carers perform include helping with washing and dressing, preparing meals, domestic tasks like cleaning, administering medicine, picking up prescriptions and providing companionship. The goal of home care is to foster independence and help ageing adults live fulfilled and active lives despite their changing needs. In addition to home care, we also provide respite care services which offer a temporary break to family caregivers. Our personalised services range from a sitting service for a few hours to 24-hour, live-in care. Lastly, our professional staff are also trained to meet any care needs, which is why we offer dementia care to support those living with complex care issues. 

Support Workers 

As a support worker, you’ll help individuals live as independently as possible within the comfort of their own homes. Working around the lifestyle and routine of those you care for, you’ll offer companionship and perform a variety of tasks including personal care and domestic assistance. 

Team Leaders 

Team leaders are the first point of call for staff and service users. You’ll act as a supervisor and manager to support workers, as well as support new service users with completing risk assessments and care plans. In addition, you’ll arrange regular reviews with service users and their families, social workers, or other health professionals. 

Care Managers

Duties of care managers include overseeing the everyday operation, adhering to legislation and policies, and ensuring that procedures are in place to monitor quality and performance. You’ll work closely with the  CQC (the Care Quality Commission) to maintain high standards. It is your responsibility to manage staff and make sure the needs of service users are met. 

Care Co-ordinators 

In this office-based role, you’ll provide customer service support, coordinate scheduling services for clients, and ensure that support workers know their schedules. You may also be responsible for recruiting support workers. 

Administrators

As an administrator, you’ll support the team by carrying out administrative tasks in various areas including HR, finance and marketing. 

Get in touch 

If you are interested in joining our compassionate team of professional carers, we would love to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to contact us or call us on 0161 929 6039. Alternatively, you can send an email with a CV and a short covering letter to hello@compassionatecareltd.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.