Over the weekend, Make A Difference Day took place and hopefully lots of you got involved. There are endless ways to make a difference in someone’s life, whether it’s a grand gesture or something small, and often you can make a difference without even realising.

This year, we wanted to focus on a brilliant group of people who make a difference every single day – our care workers. From helping somebody in their day to day lives to supporting a patient through a tough time, they’re wonderful people who we’re so proud to call our staff.

We know that there are often lots of questions surrounding the care worker role, and whether or not it’s right for you, so to mark Make A Difference Day 2018 we’ve put together a blog post on why becoming a Care Worker can be a fulfilling and rewarding career role…

 

Should I think about becoming a Care Worker?

Whether you work as part of a team in a care home, or on site in people’s homes, there are so many different aspects to the role of being a care worker and no two days are ever the same. Whilst there can be some challenges in care work, it is without a doubt one of the most rewarding careers, as every day, you’re making a difference in someone’s life.

What does a Care Worker do?

Carers assist people with tasks such as bathing and dressing, feeding themselves and getting out of the house to shop and socialise. The ability to live independently and look after ourselves is something most of us don’t even need to think about, but for so many, every day is a serious struggle. Carers give individuals the ability maintain their independence and for many, the possibility to continue living in their own homes which means so much to them.

What type of patients does a Care Worker look after?

Sadly, a significant number of people requiring care these days are older people. Often, they live alone with no one to assist them in their day to day lives and without carers going to see them on a regular basis, might go days without speaking to another person. The simple act of just sitting and having a cup of a tea and a chat with someone might not mean much to some, but to others it means the world. Carers also regularly work with the same clients, which allows them to create genuine connections and see the difference they make every day. You’ll always finish your day with an immense sense of satisfaction knowing the positive impact you’ve made in someone’s life.

How do I sign up?

If you believe this could be the career for you, speak to a member of our recruitment team about the current available positions with 247 Professional Health.