We recruited Darren for a client down in Milton Keynes, after he found himself out of work and struggling to feed his six children. Darren had spent his lifetime working in factories, warehouses and gardens, but decided to make a significant career change and apply to work in Care.
In this article, Darren shines a light on how satisfying it is to work in care.
Why choose a Career in Caring?
Getting a job in Social Care has not only allowed Darren to make a difference in other peoples lives but has also significantly made a difference in his own life. Darren highlighted that helping others does wonders for your self-esteem.
It’s often forgotten how many different job roles there are within the Care sector. Depending on what you’re interested in, who you want to work with and where you want to work, there will be something out there for you.
Because of the increasing number of people living longer and the growing number of older people needing care, adult social care is growing and there is a huge demand for workers.
With plenty of opportunities for progression, social care has a lot to offer. Just like Darren, SkillsForCare state that 96% of workers said they feel their work makes a difference.
Values – Based Recruitment
Despite not having worked in Care previously, Darren was given the break he deserved and was given all the required training needed.
By implementing a more values- based approach in recruiting, this could help you employ more people like Darren.
The great thing about finding a career in caring is that if you want to help people there is a social care job out there made for you.
Something to remember is that you don’t necessarily need the qualifications and what is really important is the values and behaviour towards people who need care and support.