We were really pleased when Susannah Caunter, one of our support workers, sent us her 10 reasons to become a support worker. We hope you find them inspiring.
1. You’ll get a huge sense of job satisfaction
Being a Support worker is incredibly rewarding. For many, the relationships they form with the people they work with and the sense of personal achievement from helping them live their life to the full is the reason they get up in the morning.
2. You’ll make a difference
Being a care worker means making a difference. Making a difference to the lives of the people you provide care for and your community. Making a difference to yourself and leading a fuller, more compassionate life.
3. What You Do Really Does Count
Working for us 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. No day is the same
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 individualised. 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 we try to match people up if you have the same or similar interests…it makes it so much more fun!
5. It’s Fun!
This job is so much FUN! When working with a wide variety of people you’ll hear tons of interesting & heart wrenching stories.
6. The work is flexible
You can work the hours that suit you best. With full-time and part-time roles available, we can offer block hours or shifts depending on your availability.
7. You’ll have job security
With a demand for support workers that’s set to increase as Britain’s population ages, the social care sector offers good job security.
8. You’ll better yourself
As a support worker, you’ll learn a huge amount. Not just from the training but from the people you work with and the people you work for. Being a support worker is an eye-opening experience, and with the chance to work with people from all walks of life with varying needs of support.
9. Career path and 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 support 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 where to go next!
10. Why be a Support Worker
WHY NOT ???