What’s working in care really like? If you have an interest in working in the care industry, you may think you already have an idea of what working in care is all about. But we want to challenge any preconceptions you may have.
For example, working in care is so much more than working long hours, being underappreciated or looking after sick, vulnerable people. Being a good carer is also not synonymous with having years of experience or coming from a background in social care.
In this post, we bust 4 common myths and misconceptions about working in care. Read on to learn more about care jobs across Suffolk, Essex, and Greater London and whether this career is the perfect choice for you.
1. ‘You only work with old people’ – People from all backgrounds, walks of life and generations may require care. In addition to supporting elderly people, we support people with physical disabilities, mental health challenges, learning disabilities, and more. Everyone is different and we cater to the care we provide to each individual. Why? Because no matter a person’s age, condition, background, or care history, people are at the heart of what we do. And we believe individuality should be celebrated in the care industry and beyond.
2. ‘Only women make good carers’ – Believing that only women can be carers is a common misconception but it’s far from the truth. A person’s gender doesn’t define a good carer. Rather, a good carer is a person who is compassionate, empathic, friendly, kind and genuinely cares about the needs of others. A good carer is also someone who is committed to acting with integrity and treating people with the dignity they deserve. These are the qualities and traits we look for in our team.
3. ‘It’s a thankless job’ – We’re not going to lie; there are moments when working in care is challenging. You may find yourself confronted by concerned family members or feel challenged by obstacles. But working in care is also incredibly rewarding. Each day you get to make a positive difference in someone’s life. Family members and those you care for definitely appreciate the work you do. And so do we. We deeply value our staff and show our appreciation by offering a collaborative working environment, providing ongoing training and supporting you every step of the way.
4. ‘It’s emotionally draining’ – Constantly caring for and looking after the needs of others can lead to compassion fatigue. We understand that some days may be more emotionally heavy than others. That’s why we’ve created a safe and secure environment for our care workers to receive the support they need to look after their emotional wellbeing. Everyone in our team is incredibly supportive of each other and we pride ourselves on empowering care workers to feel supported in everything they do.
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Now that you have a better understanding of what working in care is really like, are you interested in joining this rewarding and fulfilling industry? We are always on the lookout for people who share our goals and passion for helping those in need. Please do not hesitate to get in touch to learn more about working with us. Our friendly staff would love to hear from you and provide more information.