How to progress your career in care

The care industry is constantly growing and evolving, making it an exciting time for people working in care. As the demand for care increases, more and more people are shifting towards receiving care from the comfort of their homes rather than choosing to move into residential care. This means there are plenty of opportunities to expand your care toolbox, learn new skills and grow your career. 

If you are interested in progressing your career in the care industry, this blog post is for you. Read on to learn more about care jobs in Romford, Clacton on Sea and the surrounding areas and how you can move along your career path. 

Skills, qualifications, and experience required

Succeeding in the care sector is more about having the right attitude and values rather than having specific skills and qualifications. We look for people who have a natural sense of empathy. Can you put yourself in others’ shoes and treat them with respect and sensitivity? Are you able to handle stressful or frustrating situations with patience and kindness? These are important attributes when working in care. We also look for people who have no shortage of patience and can think on their feet. 

Exploring different pathways in the care sector 

If you’re interested in learning more skills as a carer, we encourage you to speak to your manager. They can help you identify opportunities to learn specialist skills or receive practical training to enhance your career.  Showing a willingness to learn and grow can help you stand out and boost your recognition. Bear in mind that progression doesn’t always mean a step up. It can also mean a lateral move that will put you in a position to learn new skills or gain different experiences.

It’s also possible to hone your leadership skills and move into a more senior role, such as a supervisor or team leader. These roles involve managing others, supporting care workers and ensuring policies and procedures are adhered to. 

Perhaps you prefer to work in a more office-based role, such as a community manager or regional manager. These roles involve more advanced leadership skills and involve ensuring we deliver outstanding care services to all. 

Joining our family of carers

We pride ourselves on having a close-knit community of carers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of others. When you join our team, you become part of our care family. We believe our team is our greatest asset and do everything we can to ensure they feel valued and appreciated. 

One of the ways we do this is by paying one of the best rates in the area, in addition to a generous pension. In addition, we pay for travel time and mileage because we know your time is important. We also provide a mobile phone so that you can feel supported and connected when on your shift. Last but not least, we ensure you have opportunities for ongoing and specialist training. This is because we support your career development so that you can truly thrive in the care sector and reach your full potential. 

Get in touch 
If you are interested in becoming part of our close-knit team and progressing your career in care we would love to get to know you. Please do not hesitate to get in touch or give us a call on 0800 999 3447 to learn more about how you can get involved. Our expert staff would be happy to answer any of your questions or provide more information.