As a Care Worker you will work will people who have difficulties with their day to day activities and need help to live a normal life. You could be working with children, the elderly, people with disabilities or families doing a range of duties which could include assistance with eating, mobility, washing and dressing and generally helping people to live as independently as possible. Duties could also include providing interesting activities and monitoring health. The nature of the work may require you to work evenings, weekends or split shifts.
There are no specific qualifications to get into care work although you would need to go through an industry standard induction training and a DBS check and could work towards a number of qualifications including a level 2 diploma in health and social care. A good starting point would be through volunteering with an organisation that supports vulnerable people.
A friendly and caring approach, good people skills with the ability to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds, patience and understanding, a good sense of humour, a genuine desire to help others, the ability to work well under pressure, good time management, a flexible approach.
£15,000 to £20,000