7 Reasons to

BECOME A SUPPORT WORKER

7 Reasons to

BECOME A SUPPORT WORKER

7 Reasons to

BECOME A SUPPORT WORKER

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Reasons to become a support worker

Being a support worker is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do

Working in the care sector is an incredibly rewarding job, so it’s no wonder that it is one of the most commonly spoken about reasons to be a support worker. Every day you will be making a difference to someone’s quality of life, supporting them to remain living in their own home, independently. Being a support workercan be challenging for a number of reasons, but when the person you are caring for smiles at you as you walk through the door, or begins to openup to you over a morning cup of tea, you will know you are making someone feel truly valued.

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Reasons to become a support worker

Flexible working hours

One of the biggest benefits of working in the care sector is the flexible care work that is on offer. While you’re required to provide care for the people we supportfor the length and time of your assigned shift, you’re also able to choose the amount of time you work for and how much you have off inbetween jobs. If you have children off during school holidays or you are studying for your care qualifications, the flexibility of being a support workermeans you can fit work around your other commitments.

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Reasons to become a support worker

Training & development

You don’t need to have experience in the care sector to join Bethphage –we provide on-the-job training to support you through your new chosen path as a support worker. There are a number of opportunities available to train including NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care. Shadow shifts allow you to work alongside existing staff members to build confidence and familiarise yourself with the job in hand of supportingour clients in the best possible way.

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Reasons to become a support worker

The perks

There is a range of employee perks as a support worker at Bethphage including benefits and opportunities for professional development:

  • Competitive pay
  • Career development and ongoing training
  • Diploma in health and social care
  • Paid holiday entitlement
  • Pension scheme
  • Company paid DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
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Reasons to become a support worker

No two days are the same

One of the most exciting aspects of working in the care sector is the variety in the role. Being a support worker means you will constantly be introduced to new people, new environments and new challenges. This level of diversity will help you to develop skills in adaptability and provide more personalised care.

“One staff member told us, “I like working here as every person is so different which makes every day different”.
CQC Inspection Whitchurch 2019
 

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Reasons to become a support worker

REAL job satisfaction

Being a support worker can be one of the most emotionally rewarding roles you can have. You are making a real positive difference to people by helping them to live the life they choose as independently as possible.

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Reasons to become a support worker

Providing peace of mind for the people you support and their families

By building a relationship of trust that is consistent with the people you support, you provide the stability that every individual and family member wants.

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Do I need qualifications to become a support worker?

NO, if you’re passionate about helping others, you already have what it takes to get started.

Bethphage Staff

As a Support Worker the most important things are:

  • Kindness, patience and compassion
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • The ability to understand and follow procedures
  • Having strong organisational and time management skills
  • A good sense of humour
  • Energy and enthusiasm

The day to day life of a support work may include:

  • Supporting people to access the community
  • Assisting with personal care such as showering
  • Supporting people to eat and drink and make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Supporting to maintain individual independence.

 

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