Hey guys🙋♀️ Welcome to chapter 1 of the Becoming A Carer series: Care work overview.
In the UK, there are currently 1.5 million care workers, and this is expected to rise by 500,000 by 2022… so the demand for carers is huge!
So who do care workers support?
Care workers support society’s most vulnerable people. They vary in age, and all need support for different reasons. You might be caring for:
👉People who have recently had an operation
👉Elderly people who are less mobile
👉People with a physical disability
👉People with a mental disorder such as dementia
👉Terminally ill people
👉People with learning disabilities
What exactly do care workers do?
As a care worker, you provide physical and emotional support to vulnerable people. Your role might involve:
✅Assisting with social / physical activities
✅Helping with meals and prep
✅Personal care like showering and dressing
✅Errands like collecting medication and food shopping
✅Basic medical checks like temperature, pulse, weight
What experience do you need to be a carer?
Actually, you don’t need any experience to start your career as a carer – you’’ll be hired mainly based on your qualities, not your qualifications. Successful carers are:
We currently have hundreds of care worker vacancies live on the SonicJobs app.
🔎Search these job titles on the SonicJobs app to find care work near you:
Care worker • Care assistant • Healthcare worker • Residential care worker • Residential support worker • Live in carer • Support worker • Personal care assistant • Night carer
I’ll see you guys over in chapter 2 where we’ll be looking at the pros and cons of working in care.