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Why become a Care Assistant

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With over 1.49 million people working in the care sector, starting a job as a care assistant is an incredibly popular career choice.    

We understand that deciding on a career path can be extremely difficult, that’s why we want to provide you with all the information possible.

So, if you’re looking to develop a career as a Care Assistant and want to find out more about the benefits the job can bring, continue reading!

1. As a Care Assistant, you can make a real difference in someone's life

Being a Care Assistant means making a positive difference in someone's life. Making a real change to the lives of the people you care for and their community of friends and family. Becoming a Care Assistant will also allow you to lead a fuller, more compassionate life.

2. Job satisfaction when you work as a Care Assistant

Working as a Care Assistant can be incredibly rewarding. For many Care Assistants, the relationships they form with the people they care for can instil the sense of personal achievement and purpose to wake up every morning.

3. Care Assistants add value to individuals and families

Working for Search Health and Social Care are as a Care Assistant is far more than just a job. Care Assistant jobs give you a sense of purpose because what you do is important. Therefore, you will be valued by the people you care for and their families.

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

As part of your job, 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 and Social Care tries to match people up who have the same or similar interests.

5. Care Assistants have job security

In these testing times, starting a career as a Care Assistant is a wise move! The demand for Care Assistants 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. As a Care Assistant, you will benefit from personal development

As a Care Assistant, you’ll learn a huge amount. Not just from the exceptional training provided by Search Health and 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.

7. Care Assistants benefit from career progression

Social care is a rapidly growing job sector, and there are many opportunities for career progression. Becoming a Care Assistant would be the first step to a developing rewarding career in social care. You’ll receive training, learn transferrable skills, and with ambition, go right to the top. Find out how to develop a career in diverse Housing and Social Care sector here.

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.

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Become a Care Assistant in 2020

So you’ve read all the wonderful reasons why you should become a Care Assistant, now it’s time to make the first step in finding a Care Assistant job and at Search we can help you do just that!

Explore our Care Assistant jobs near you, or if you want some advice on entering the sector, be sure to contact one of our exceptional Health and Social Care Recruitment Consultants by completing our contact form.