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Although a career as a Care Assistant certainly has its fair share of challenges, it can also be highly rewarding and fulfilling. 

The profession also offers multiple avenues to progress within the wider healthcare sector and make a significant difference in the lives of people who need it the most.

Read on to find out how you can benefit from pursuing temp jobs as a Care Assistant with Search Health & Social Care

The career benefits of temping as a Care Assistant with Search Health & Social Care

​Whether you work in a care home, hospital or within the private homes of patients, these are just a few of many ways that you can benefit from pursuing a career as a Care Assistant:

​1. There will always be a strong demand for Care Assistants in the UK

The need for Care Assistants is constantly in demand. In the next 25 years, the population of the UK is set to rise by nearly 10 million, and so the number of people who require care shows no sign of stopping.

One of the ways Care Assistants can benefit from this demand is that employers may offer on-site training and personal development opportunities to help employees expand their knowledge and skills.  

2. Care Assistants benefit from consistent and flexible working options

​With the demand for Care Assistants at an all time high, there is no shortage of shifts available, and with Search Health & Social Care you can work shifts which fit with your lifestyle.

As one of our Health & Social Care Temps, Gill says: “Most agencies would just try to put me on night shifts in a hospital, which I wouldn’t have been able to commit to. With Search Health & Social Care however, it’s been perfect and I would thoroughly recommend them.”

3. A career as a Care Assistant is both varied and exciting

​As a Care Assistant, you will either work in a care home or on a private basis. Much of what a Care Assistant does depends on the person they are caring for, and as such is tailored to the needs of the patient.

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. Where possible, Search Health & Social Care tries to match people up who have the same or similar interests.

4. There's no shortage of career development opportunities for Care Assistants

​As a Care Assistant, you’ll receive training, learn transferable skills, and with ambition, go right to the top.  “Search Health & Social Care offer training across all areas of care, and the consultants I work with go above and beyond to ensure I grow and understand what it means to care as a career,” writes one of Carers on Facebook.

With experience, you could take on more responsibility as a Senior Care Assistant or Care Manager. You could also train to become a Social Worker. With the right attitude and motivation, you can choose your next step.

5. A career in care is more than just a job

​Working in care can give you a sense of purpose because what you do is important, and you will be valued by the people you care for and their families.

As a Care Assistant, you’ll learn a huge amount. Not just from the exceptional training provided by Search Health & Social Care, but also from the people you work with and the people you work for. Being a Care Assistant is an eye-opening experience, and provides the chance to work with people from all walks of life with varying needs of care.

Find your next Carer job with Search 

​Temping as a Care Assistant with Search will provide you with many opportunities to progress across the wider Health & Social Care sector. We also offer a range of additional services to support you in your career, including:

  • Free DBS check

  • Free uniform

  • Free specialist training programmes

  • Flexible working hours

  • Experience in a variety of high quality Hospitals and units

  • Competitive rates of pay

Apply to our Health & Social Care Jobs

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