The social care industry has taken a battering over the years, from inconsiderate comments like “Care work is an unskilled job” through to the lack of recognition for the difference those workers make to individuals receiving care at home.
Prior to and during the pandemic, social care was seen as a lesser relative of the NHS. It wasn’t until 15 February 2022 that care workers and home carers were listed as skilled workers by the government, finally the beginning of a new age for social care.
So, why become a social care worker? Now is the start of a new era, with social care undergoing significant change and in doing so, seeing the emergence of a new breed of social care provider.
The Care Advantage is one such provider. A company that believes in care before all else, led by a team of individuals with the vision to change how social care is seen by the masses.
Do you want to be part of this exciting change? Do you want to experience a challenge like no other? A job where no two days are the same, and you make genuine connections to other people?
If you live across Suffolk, Essex and Greater London, you could be part of the change you want to see.
And The Care Advantage wants to hear from you.
What skills do I need to work in social care?
Well, what skills do you have? Each support worker in social care is unique and brings their own specific set of skills, but they all share common traits.
That’s what makes a support worker. The other skills can be taught.
Your path to becoming a support worker
You’ve already started on the path by showing interest in this article. Now you have a choice.
Do you follow your curiosity into the unknown and a potentially rewarding future, or do you leave that exciting opportunity to someone else and forever wonder what if?
Can you take that next step and enter a brave new world? The choice is yours.
Joining our team of support staff
When you join our team, you become part of our family.
We’ll make sure you have all the support you need to enjoy and further your career, and that you experience the positive impact you have on the lives of others.
Our training program is centred around the Care Certificate, which covers moving and handling, and health and safety, so that you’ll be confident in the tasks you do. We’ll also provide support and additional training should you wish to expand your knowledge or learn new skills.
For example, it’s possible to specialise in complex care such as dementia care, end of life care, and stroke recovery. Our training program will give you the necessary qualifications to develop your skills and handle more complex care issues.
Get in touch
If you’d like to join our family of support staff or you want more information on what working in social care is like, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly team will be more than happy to provide more information or answer any of your questions.
We look forward to welcoming you to our team!