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Care Worker Jobs25th March 2020
Jobs in care can be incredibly challenging, but also one of the most rewarding careers a person can have. Knowing that you’ve helped someone in need and made a genuine difference to their life is what make care worker jobs so fulfilling. Care workers play a key part in the lives of our service users, helping them however necessary and offering personal and medical support.
What is a care worker?
So, what is a care worker, exactly? Care work is a broad sector, with a variety of roles, from home care and live-in care, to domiciliary and visiting care. Care workers visit service users in their own homes, offering support in an environment where the service user feels most comfortable.
You might assist with cooking and cleaning jobs in the house, help with administer medication or offer emotional support. Service users can include the elderly, disabled children and adults.
Role of a care worker
What does a care worker job entail? At its core, a job at Abbots Care sees you playing a vital role in maintaining our service user’s independence in their own home. We visit our service users where they live, ensuring they retain their freedom and comfort.
Our services are bespoke, tailored to individual service users, working around their lives and schedules.
Skills Required for Care Assistant Jobs
Care workers are required to have great interpersonal skills due to the nature of the job. Care workers deal with people all day, so they need to be able to handle all types of personalities. Other necessary skills include:
- Excellent communication
- Customer service
- A caring, sensitive nature
- Patience and being able to handle stressful situations
- Work well under pressure
- Great attention to detail
- Basic understanding of computers
Types of care workers
There are a few types of care worker jobs available, each with varying roles and responsibilities. The four main types of care worker jobs are:
- Care Assistant
- Senior Care Assistant
- Live-In Carer
- Support Worker
Care assistants are usually supervised, whether it’s by a senior carer or nurse, with the main responsibility of caring for the client. General tasks include supporting with personal care, as well as offering your company and acting as someone to talk to.
Senior Care Assistants
Senior care assistants support teams of care assistants in regions or areas. Their role includes providing cover for the team when necessary due to annual leave or illness, as well as mentoring and coaching new members of staff.
Senior care assistants also assess service users and review care plans to ensure they’re getting exactly what they need. As a senior care assistant, the role would also include more regular, everyday tasks such as personal care and domestic support.
Live-in carers offer dedicated, 24-hour support. Live-in care worker jobs mean living within a service users’ home, helping as needed for them to retain the freedom and comfort of living independently. Duties include standard domestic support and personal care around the clock. Live-in carers offer our service users a way to feel fully comfortable and safe without having to leave their home.
Support workers offer help to vulnerable people, whether it’s the elderly, people with disabilities or people with learning difficulties. Duties are similar to that of care assistants but specifically for at-risk people.
What is a Care Worker’s Responsibilities?
Each care worker job will have different responsibilities but generally, duties include personal care, domestic support and emotional support and companionship.
Personal care is one of the main responsibilities of any care worker. This includes helping someone with personal tasks like washing, getting dressed, eating and going to the toilet.
Domestic support is also important. Care workers help with daily tasks to ensure a clean and healthy living environment. It’s crucial as many service users may not be able to carry out these tasks alone, so the help given really makes their lives easier. This includes meal preparation, cleaning, laundry and other housework.
Emotional support and companionship
Emotional support and companionship are a necessary part of normal, everyday life. Communication is crucial for mental wellbeing, which is where a care worker can assist. Having good interpersonal, and high-quality people skills is vital, as talking and offering company is a key element of any care worker job role. Offering emotional support, kindness and compassion make a massive difference to our customers’ lives.
Benefits of being a care worker at Abbots Care
You may be wondering what the benefits of taking a care worker job with Abbots Care are? Care work is one of the most rewarding jobs a person can do. Seeing the difference you can make on someone’s life is a highly rewarding feeling, making for a gratifying, life-long career.
There are many other benefits of undertaking a care worker job at Abbots Care too, including:
- Flexible, guaranteed working hours
- Free enhanced DBS Check
- Free Abbots Care uniform
- 40p per mile – the highest mileage pay in the industry
- Exclusive carer discounts for amazing deals on your favourite brands
- Dedicated support from head office with 24/7 staff customer service to answer any questions
- Social events and team-building days
- An excellent pension scheme
- Paid for update and refresher training
- Career development opportunities
- Free specialist training
Care worker jobs vacancies
Do you think you have what it takes to become one of Abbots Care’s high-quality carers? Does helping others sound like something you’d love to do? Or are you looking for the next step in your care worker career? Explore our latest Buckinghamshire, Dorset and Hertfordshire care assistant vacancies or care worker jobs today.
“I came over to England to try new things and went into care. Since starting in March 2017 I have found working for Abbots Care more rewarding and felt more accepted. I have built up a good relationship with the service users. I am so glad I came into this job it’s been the best experience ever.”
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