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Why become a Support Worker?

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Starting a career in social care is an exciting prospect that comes with varied opportunities, but taking the first step can be a daunting prospect if you don’t know what is involved or have little or no experience.

Don’t let that put you off, Search Consultancy support all our Support Workers by providing comprehensive training, free DBS checks and free uniform.

1. Make a real difference to someone’s life

Being a Support Worker means making a positive difference in someone's life. Making a real change to the lives of the people you provide support for and their community of friends, family and carers. Becoming a Support Worker will also make a difference to your life, by leading a fuller, more compassionate life.

2. Job satisfaction

Being a Support worker is incredibly rewarding. For many people who work in the sector, the relationships they form with the people they work with instil the sense of personal achievement from supporting them in living their life to the full is the reason they get up in the morning.

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3. Doing something that counts

Working for Search Consultancy, as a Support Worker is far more than just a job it gives you a sense of purpose as your work is important and you are valued by the people you support and their families.

4. Varied work

Being a Support Worker requires you to work in the home of the person you are supporting (not in a care home). Much of what a Support Worker does depends very much on the person you are supporting, its tailored to the needs of the person you care for. Not only could you be supporting them with their daily needs, you have the opportunity to support them to achieve any goals and ambitions they have and where possible Search tries to match people up if you have the same or similar interests.

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5. Job security

In these testing times, starting a career as a Support Worker is a wise move! The demand for Support Workers has increased over the last five years, and that’s set to accelerate as Britain’s population ages, the social care sector offers great job security.

6. Personal development

As a Support Worker, you’ll learn a huge amount. Not just from the exceptional training by Search Consultancy, but also from the people you work with and the people you work for. Being a Support Worker is an eye-opening experience, and provides the chance to work with people from all walks of life with varying needs of support.

7. Career progression

Social care is a rapidly growing sector, and the opportunities for career progression are varied. You’ll have the chance to build a career and by becoming a care worker that would be the first step to a rewarding career in social care. You’ll learn transferrable skills and gain training, and with ambition, you can go right to the top. With experience, you could take on more responsibility as a senior support worker or manager. You could also train as a social worker. With the right attitude and motivation, you can choose your next step!

OK, I'm interested... But is it really the job for me?

This job involves helping others, not being judgemental about a situation, and providing support to change lives. It can be difficult so you’ll not only need skills but also patience, compassion and understanding. You will support individuals within the home and the local community. As a Support Worker, you will be assisting them to lead independent and fulfilling lives. A big part of your role will be supporting people to do their favourite things and try new activities suggested by you and other staff. You will ensure they reach their full potential - and of course, our client will make sure that you reach yours.

As a leader in healthcare and support services for individuals throughout the UK, Search Consultancy's client supports thousands of people. Across these services, they support people to do various activities such as theatre trips, zip wire, baking, special events, swimming, theme parks, going to the cinema and on days out to the coast - so it might not feel much like work!

No experience is necessary as all staff receive training tailored to the needs of the people they support. You'll join the team working on a rota that includes early, late and Bank Holiday shifts.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a motivated and determined team. So make a great career move.

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