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When applying for a job in any sector, including care, it's essential to present a polished and professional image as part of the recruitment process. From your email address to your social media profiles, every detail counts. Here are some key tips to ensure you come across as the top-notch candidate you are. 1. Professional Email Address Your email address is one of the first pieces of contact information an employer will...
As a Care and Support Worker, a big part of your role involves forming positive relationships with the people around you. Boundaries are necessary to establish the rules in any relationship, and that includes your role in care and support. Since each situation and person is different, the boundaries you set might look different to someone else’s. Your needs, the needs of the person you support, your personal circumstances and...
Care and Support Workers spend a lot of their time and energy making sure that other people’s needs are met. While that work is essential and rewarding, it’s a role where balance is required. Not only can care work be physically demanding, but it keeps you on your toes mentally and requires compassion. With all of that in mind, it’s essential that those working in care are empowered to practice self-care, meet their needs...
People with autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may receive assistance from a Support Worker. If you work in a care and support role, there are several things that you can do to tailor your activities to suit someone with ASD. Building a rapport and achieving a positive relationship is possible when you know how to approach your interactions and time together. Autism is a disability that people will have for their whole lives. Your...
Entering a career in care is a rewarding experience with attractive prospects. Besides making a difference in your community, you’ll have several opportunities for growth and development. It all starts with applying for a job and showcasing the very best ‘you’ during the recruitment process. When you walk into an interview for a care and support role, the interviewers will want to get to know you. They’ll be...
Your chance to make a first impression when applying for a care and support role starts with your CV. Crafting a compelling CV requires some effort, but it certainly pays off. Keep reading to find out what relevant information to include in a CV, how to present it and which elements can improve your chances of securing a role in health and social care. Your CV for a Care and Support Role Your CV is a document you can send to...
If you’re a student, you might be looking to supplement your studies with a part-time job. Guess what? Social care is open and ready to hear from you! Not only can a part-time role contribute towards daily living costs, but it can also cover some of the costs of studying. However, the benefits of working while at college or university are more wide-reaching. Jobs in social care in particular can help start your career and allows...
We wrote lots of content in 2023, but we wanted to highlight some of your favourite blogs - in case you missed them or want to revisit them! How caring for a friend or family member can lead you to your perfect job in care Currently caring for a friend or family member? Are you interested in a career in care? Here’s how you can demonstrate your suitability with your experience. Read more here . From Carer to...
Typically, a job in social care will require you to get a DBS check. But what is it? What will you need to get one? In this guide, we’ll go over everything you need to know about getting your DBS certificate.   Table of Contents   What does DBS stand for?   What is the difference between CRB and DBS?   What do I need for a DBS check?   How...
Post-operative care describes the treatment that occurs after a surgical procedure. It begins immediately after the operation, usually starting at the hospital as inpatient care. Following the discharge from hospital, people continue their recovery at home, which can include visits to the hospital for outpatient care. For many people, at-home post-operative care is required to help them recover. There are several factors involved that...
There are many skills that you can bring to a role in health care. While communication and compassion are high on the list of priorities, another factor that can make a significant difference is digital skills. From apps and programs to devices, technology plays a role in several aspects of care. In this article, we explore how digital skills and technology can enhance health and social care. Plus, we look at digital champions and the role...
A sweet puppy can put a smile on your face, but there’s so much more to pets and the roles they play in care homes. The positive impact spreads to many areas, including improved general health outcomes and boosted emotional well-being. For that reason, you might find that working with the residents of a care home includes working alongside animals. We’re focusing on the therapeutic role of pets for people with dementia , but...