You don’t necessarily need any qualifications to become a care worker. What’s really important is that you have the right values and behaviours to work in social care.
Care workers can work in a care home, in people’s own homes or in the community. Care workers who work in the community are sometimes called domiciliary carers which often involves travelling to different people’s houses.
Your role might include:
- supporting people with social and physical activities
- booking and going with people to appointments
- helping with personal care such as support with showering and dressing
- supporting people with eating and drinking
- monitoring individuals’ conditions by taking their temperature, pulse, respiration and weight, and possibly helping with medication.
Proud to Care is a great resource for finding out about a Career in Care – and also have the latest jobs advertised!
Below are the latest jobs available in the industry in Somerset:
New job: Are you an experienced Therapist who has a passion for helping people stay independent? Check out this great opportunity at West Mendip Community Hospital in Glastonbury: https://bit.ly/3kTeXkJ
New job: We’re looking for talented Support Workers to join our innovative Rapid Response team – look: Dene Barton Community Hospital (Cotford St Luke, Taunton): https://bit.ly/3nNPATD or West Mendip Community Hospital (Glastonbury): https://bit.ly/2KskbYo
New job: Are you a Registered Nurse who has a passion for patients staying at home? Check out these great opportunities at West Mendip Community Hospital (Glastonbury): https://bit.ly/2KgUrxV and Dene Barton Community Hospital (Cotford St Luke, Taunton): https://bit.ly/3lPJ9Pe
New job: Are you an experienced Rehabilitation Assistant who has a passion for patients staying at home? Check out this opportunity at South Petherton Community Hospital: https://bit.ly/3lO5Q6s