Care Worker Jobs25th March 2020
Care worker jobs are an incredibly rewarding career. There’s no better feeling than knowing you’ve helped someone in need. Care workers play a key part in our customers’ lives, helping them however necessary and offering personal and medical support. It’s one of the most fulfilling careers available.
What is a care worker?
So, what is a care worker? There are many types of roles, from home care and live in to domiciliary and visiting care. Care workers visit customers in their own homes to offer support in an environment where they feel comfortable. You might assist with cooking and cleaning, help administer medicine or offer emotional support. Clients can include the elderly, people with disabilities and children.
Role of a care worker
What does a care worker do? At its core, a job at Abbots Care sees you playing a vital role in maintaining our customer’s independence in their own home. We visit our clients where they live so they keep their freedom and comfort. Our services are catered to our clients, working around their lives and schedules.
Skills and qualities of a care worker
Care workers need 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 jobs available, each with varying roles and responsibilities, but of these jobs are really rewarding The four main types of care workers 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 work in one area and support teams of care assistants. This includes providing cover for the team when necessary due to annual leave or illness, as well as mentoring and coaching new members of staff until they’re comfortable working alone.
You also assess clients and review their care plan to ensure they’re getting exactly what they need. And you still help out with daily tasks like personal care and domestic support.
Live-in carers offer dedicated, 24-hour support. You live in a clients’ house, helping as needed in order for them to retain the freedom and comfort of living at home. Duties include standard domestic support and personal care around the clock. This offers clients 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.
The responsibilities and duties of a care worker
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 out with daily tasks to ensure a clean and healthy living environment. It’s crucial as many clients may not be able to carry out these tasks alone, so your help really makes their lives easier. This includes meal preparation, cleaning, laundry and other housework.
Emotional support and companionship
Emotional support and companionship is a necessary part of normal life. Everyone needs someone to talk to, and this is where a care worker steps in. Having good people skills is crucial as talking makes up a big part of a care workers’ day. Offering emotional support, kindness and compassion make a massive difference to our customers’ lives.
Benefits of being a care worker at Abbots Care
What are the benefits of being a care worker? It’s one of the most rewarding jobs around. Seeing the difference you can make on someone’s life is a beautiful feeling, making for a really gratifying career.
There are loads of other benefits of being a care worker 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
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 worker jobs now!
“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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