Are you considering becoming a carer? If so, this article is for you. There are so many reasons to become a carer. To start with, it can be an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience as you get to make a positive difference in the lives of others every day. It also offers flexible working hours and plenty of learning opportunities to expand your care toolbox. Read on to learn more about the benefits of becoming a carer with Compassionate Care.
What’s it like working in care?
As we mentioned earlier, working in care can be a rewarding experience but it can also be a demanding job. You’ll have to be good at thinking on your feet, adapting to changing demands, and dealing with people. Unlike a typical 9-5 job, no two days are alike. Each day in care provides new opportunities and challenges. It certainly requires no shortage of energy and patience.
What skills do I need to work in care?
Care providers are always on the lookout for compassionate carers, regardless of age or previous work experience. That’s because being a carer is less about having specific professional qualifications, and more about embodying the values and attitudes of social care. If you have a genuine concern for the wellbeing and welfare of others, you’ll thrive in this role. Are you a naturally compassionate person who is sensitive to the needs of others? Are you known for being patient and respectful? Are you committed to providing high-quality care and making a difference in the lives of others? If so, you sound like the right person for the job.
But don’t worry – we’ll also provide access to training courses so that you can develop your skills and expand your knowledge of health care issues. Here are some specialist training courses we offer:
- dementia care
- communication skills
- end of life care
- learning disabilities
- mental health awareness.
Benefits of working with us
Now that you know what to expect when working in care, let’s get to the fun part – the benefits of joining our team of compassionate carers.
We offer a competitive salary that falls between £10.00 to £10.50 per hour.
Professional equipment – for free
We want you to look the part. That’s why we provide a free uniform and unlimited PPE. As you’ll be driving to visit clients, we also provide free yearly MOTs on your car. Although an enhanced DBS is mandatory, we’ll cover the costs so you don’t have to.
Things that set us apart
Unlike many providers, we offer paid mileage and paid travel time between clients. Why? Because your time is valuable and we respect that.
A reliable income
We offer permanent contracted hours between 8 and 32 hours per week.
Training and career advancement opportunities
When working with us, you’ll begin with a paid 5-day induction training programme. In addition, you’ll receive a fully funded Care Certificate, plus NVQ in Health & Social Care. We also provide Team Leader and Management courses and a structured career development pathway.
We appreciate you
To recognise your efforts and achievements, we hold monthly and annual employee awards, because good work should be celebrated.
Get in touch
If you are interested in joining our close-knit team of compassionate carers, we’d love to hear from you. 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 on what it’s like working with us.