WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU WANT TO WIPE BUMS FOR A LIVING?
A common question and misconception about working in the care industry from those who have never had the honour of being a care assistant.
Working in care is a rewarding and challenging job for those who want to make a difference to the lives of others. Ok, so there may be some personal care involved, but that is a minuscule fraction of what carers do on a daily basis. When you are a community care worker, every day is different.
If you are interested in a career in care, whether you have done it before or whether you need a change, now is the time to take that leap. The average life expectancy in England is increasing year on year so the demand for Adult Social Care is ever increasing.
As luck would have it, Allcare are constantly looking for new staff to help them uphold their standards, and as an outstanding agency, who are ‘Investors in People’ you really couldn’t ask for any more support along your journey.
Working in care isn’t just a job, it’s a vocation. Take the word of some of our carers:
How many times have you heard, or even used the expression…. ‘Just a carer’?
‘What would she know, she’s just a carer?’
‘How can he give me that advice, he’s just a carer?’
At the school reunion, there’s bankers, architects, pilots, doctors…. but her over there in the corner, knowing the preconceptions about what she does… she’s just a carer.
This understandably can deter people from coming to work in care, despite it being something they have thought of doing. Well to bust the myth…. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS JUST A CARER!!!
Working in care is so much more, the job role ‘Carer’ is just an umbrella term in which a whole manner of roles and responsibilities come under, so next time you think that someone is just a carer or only a carer, think again.
The Government have launched the ‘Every Day is Different’ campaign to encourage people to come and work in the Adult Social Care Sector, as there is such an increasing demand – We would love you to start or continue your journey with us at Allcare Shropshire Ltd, where you would be supported through the whole process.
We are all too aware of the bad press that the care sector gets, you don’t get to see the nice bits, as it doesn’t ever make it into the public eye, so we put together a little snippet of the good things our carers have done…. this is only a drop in the ocean for the whole care sector.