Are you considering a career in home care?
That’s excellent. While working in care is not without its challenges, it’s certainly an incredibly fulfilling career path. Not only will you have the opportunity to develop specialist skills and broaden your knowledge of health care issues, but you’ll also make a positive impact in the lives of others.
If you’re on the lookout for care jobs in Romford or the surrounding area, read on. In this blog post, we’ll explore the duties and responsibilities of a home carer, as well as the skills needed to thrive in the role.
What is home care?
Home care is personalised and professional support given in the comfort of a person’s existing home, enabling them to maintain their independence for as long as possible and empowering them to continue living a fulfilled and active life. It also means they can avoid the emotional burden of relocating to a nursing home.
The beauty of home care is that services can be tailored to the specific needs of each individual. From helping with personal hygiene and domestic duties to assisting with getting to and from appointments, home carers truly are superheroes without the cape.
What does a home carer do?
As a homecare worker, you’ll need to be flexible and good at thinking on your feet as there are several different types of tasks you’ll find yourself doing.
A key aspect of home care work is providing help around the house. This can include anything from washing, tidying up and ironing, to picking up groceries and preparing meals.
Another main duty of home care is assisting with personal care, from providing help getting in and out of bed to assisting with washing and getting dressed. You’ll be fully trained and qualified to do it all.
As a carer, you’ll also help with keeping appointments, making sure that parcels are picked up, medications are taken, and the person you care for gets safely to and from events or excursions.
Last but not least, home carers provide companionship. This can involve accompanying the person you care for on their social outings or simply enjoying a conversation over a cup of tea.
Am I qualified to work in care?
Working in care does not require any specific qualifications or previous work experience. It’s more important that you embody the values of social care. This means having the right attitude, no shortage of patience and a genuine concern for the wellbeing of others. If you’re a naturally compassionate person who is committed to building trust and improving the lives of others, you’ll thrive working in care.
Still not sure whether you’re ready? Don’t worry. We require all of our carers to complete monthly in-service training sessions so that you can hone your skills and feel confident in your job.
The benefits of working in home care
Working in care is a rewarding experience. The varied nature of the work ensures that every day is different, so you’ll never get bored. In addition to a great salary, you can expect a flexible working schedule, ongoing support from a friendly team and supportive working conditions. Most of all, you’ll have the opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of others.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about working with All 4 U Care or would like more information on what it’s like working in the care sector, please do not hesitate to get in touch or call us on 0800 999 3447.