Are you considering a career in care, but not sure what to expect? The attention given to the care sector isn’t always the most positive, but in this blog, we’ll be detailing the top 5 reasons to embark on a career in care.
1. It's Rewarding
I’m sure many of us have had moments at work where we take a moment and ask ourselves “what am I doing with my life?”
Finding a job that is fulfilling and rewarding can be extremely difficult, but care work is exactly that.
In care, you’ll be helping vulnerable people who will depend on you. You’ll be helping make their lives a little bit easier and making a difference to their day.
Care work is intensely personal, which means that you forge genuine relationships with service users, as well as their families, that will enrich your life.
2. No Day is the Same
If variety is the spice of your life, then care is the job for you.
Whatever role you go into, which ever institution you work for, you’ll constantly be meeting new people, facing new challenges, and taking on different tasks.
The last thing you’ll do when working in care, is wait for the day to end.
3. Earn Valuable Skills and Qualifications
You don’t always need qualifications to begin you career in care.
Many homes and employers will provide on-the-job training to get you up to speed and provide you with the necessary skills.
Beyond this, there are often many opportunities to further these skills and pursue real qualifications, allowing you to progress professionally.
The care sector is a 24/7, 365 job.
People need support around the clock, which can be intense, but it also means that the shift patterns involved in care work are hugely varied and flexible.
Whether your studying for a new qualification, you have children, or elderly loved ones you have to care or in your own time, you can arrange your shifts to fit around these commitments.
If you’re not a fan of the traditional 9-5, then the care sector is definitely for you.
5. A sense of belonging
Unlike almost any other profession, care work is extremely personal.
While team camaraderie can be built in any workplace, when joining as team in a care home, you’ll be joining a group of people who share your drive and passion for helping some of the more vulnerable people in society.
You’ll be working with a team and wider network of professionals towards a larger, tangible goal of making a positive impact on lives, and that’s not something you can say of every job.
Care First UK
At Care First UK, we’ve been helping candidates of all experience levels find their perfect placement since 2015.
Whether you’re an experienced care worker wanting to take the next step in their career, or a newcomer to the sector looking to get their start, we can help.
To find your perfect placement, contact us today by emailing email@example.com, or calling 01202 854777 Monday to Friday, and 07785 331104 or 07810 349555 evenings and weekends.