Are you looking for a career that leaves you feeling satisfied? Like you truly made a difference in someone’s life? Why not consider a career in community care. Not only will each day be entirely different, but you will also get to witness the power of being a ‘real’ helping hand in people’s lives and the community that you live in.
We like to say that rewards come in varying packages – not just a smile or a pay packet – but in the form of seeing a person develop their own capacity with our support. Below, we explore the top reasons we choose to work in community care.
We often hear people say they want to make a difference in someone’s life, but what does this really mean? And, how do they know they really are? With community care, you know you are making a difference because you see the results first hand. It may be as simple as a smile or as big as watching them achieve something they didn’t believe was possible. Whatever it is, you are seeing the difference it makes to them and the journey it took to get there.
In other care roles, you are often seeing a range of different people who you might meet for 5 minutes, perhaps see a few more times after that but rarely do you get to work with the one person for a long period of time and get to know every detail about them.
When working in community care you are assigned the same people each week so that you can build a relationship and learn everything they like, dislike, ways they communicate etc. Not only does it make it easier for you because you can create connections with that person but it also builds confidence in the family that they know the person taking care of their loved one understands how they need to be cared for.
Community care allows you the opportunity to be exposed to a greater variety of tasks, situations, duties and experiences. This means that your skills and knowledge will increase and you will become far more adaptable to situations in the future and have the ability to think on your feet.
The work you do for each person not only affects their lives but impacts the community that you live in. By contributing to the community in this way you will create a lasting impact that will change the way the community behaves, develops and grows in the future.
So if you feel this sounds like an avenue you are looking for, or if it’s an opportunity you would like to explore further, contact the team at Senior Helpers about vacancies available near you. They will help start you on the path to a rewarding experience unlike any other.