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  • Shannon Carvalho

Why We Love Caring

Everything carers do for patients, however big or small the task, is important and impactful. Being a carer is a fantastic opportunity to make life more manageable for patients of all ages. There are a number of reasons why people decide to become a carer; be it a change of career, returning to work, leaving school or even a genuine concern for the welfare of others. Whatever the reason, there are also many benefits to working in care that can enhance your personal and professional life.

Here are just a few reason's why we love to caring:

No Two Days are the Same

No two days are the same in healthcare but everyday makes a difference. Being a carer is a profession that offers a lot of variety. You will constantly be introduced to new people, environments and challenges. This element of diversity will enable you to develop your skills in adaptability therefore providing a more personalised care service. If you want to get out and about more where you live, being a carer offers the ideal opportunity to become active in your community. No two clients will ever be the same!

Job Satisfaction

Being a carer is an extremely rewarding job. At the end of the day, you can reflect on the difference you are making to someone's life. You will impact a patient's life heavily through positivity even during tough situations. Often, carers do not view being a carer as a job but a vocation. Through care, you enable individuals to live a more comfortable and fulfilled life which is an extremely rewarding experience. In the words of one of ours carers: “I know what I do helps them live independently in their homes."

Job Security

In healthcare, job security is continually strengthening relative to all other fields. Be it nursing or support, there will always be a demand for care. Having that job security allows you to focus on your duties as a carer without added worries. This benefits both the carer and the patient.

Flexible Working Hours

At Homecare Scotland, we offer staff flexible working with zero hour, full time and part time options. This enables the freedom to choose your own hours to fit around your family commitments or study. Furthermore, it helps carers who have retired to return to work if they wish to continue to help the community.

Development and Training Opportunities

Becoming a carer does not require a degree or specific qualifications. A number of people become carers as a result of looking after a sick relative or close friend. At Homecare Scotland, we provide full training, PPE as well as ongoing support and development to kickstart your career and ensure you have all of the necessary skill-sets to do the job. We are committed to helping employees reach their full potential. One of the best things about working in the care industry is that many of your skills and personal values will be celebrated.

Providing Peace of Mind to Family Members

Whilst the patient is top priority, providing top quality care also helps to give their family members assurance that their loved ones are in safe hands. You might be able to spot changes in health that families may not. These observations can be invaluable and families will be appreciative of your service.

A Passion for Caring for Others

Whilst there are many reasons to work in care, the most important is the passion for caring for those in need. Traits such as empathy, reliability and willingness to listen to others are crucial for a caregiver. If you have a naturally caring personality and you are concerned about the welfare of others, you are likely to do well in a caring role.

If you want to find out more about how to kickstart your Homecare Scotland journey as a carer or any current vacancies contact us below or call 0846 643 2610

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