Working in Care2017-10-05T14:29:15+00:00

Working in Care

Working in care is a career where you truly make a difference.

Whether you are offering personal and practical support to people in their own homes or as part of the team on a hospital ward or care home, there are lots of opportunities to progress and work with different people.

Roles in Care are fulfilling; a recent survey found that over 95% of people working in the care sector felt they were making a real difference.

Q: What sort of thing would I be doing?2017-11-01T11:37:22+00:00

A: As a Care Worker you will support people with all aspects of their day to day living, including social and physical activities, personal care, medication, mobility and meal times. In hospitals and care homes you prepare and serve meals, ensure the environment is safe, tidy and clean or carry out practical maintenance jobs.

Q: What skills do I need?2017-11-01T11:36:56+00:00

A: For working in the community, you need to show the ability to work on your own initiative and prioritise your workload as well as the ability to understand and follow policies and procedures. Above all, this sector is all about people so good listening and communication skills are essential for all jobs. Care Workers need good writing skills to fill in care plans.

Q: Do I need lots of qualifications?2017-11-01T11:36:33+00:00

A: You don’t necessarily need any qualifications to join the care sector. It’s more important that you have the right behaviours and values. Respect for the dignity of those you work on behalf of is absolutely critical to all roles within care.

Q: How flexible is the role?2017-11-01T11:34:55+00:00

A: Working in the community can often lead to a great deal of independence. Care Workers working through an agency can often dictate the hours they work, tailoring the role around their commitments.

Q: How do I get started?2017-11-01T11:34:25+00:00

A: Selective Care offer a two day course that will train you in all the fundamentals of Care Work. You can also register with us or view and apply for some our jobs.