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Do you often get told that you’re a people person? Do you have a passion for helping others? If you’re a caring person, and you really want to make a difference in someone’s life, then becoming a Care Assistant could be the perfect career move for you.
Caring is not just a job; it is a calling – one that people from all walks of life answer at all different stages in their life. Whatever stage you are at in your professional life, or even if you are returning to work after an extended break, now is a great time to pursue a rewarding vocation in the care sector.

Perhaps you have previously worked in another caring role, such as nursing or the ambulance service, but are seeking to balance caregiving with more freedom and flexibility. Or maybe you are currently studying Health & Social Care and looking to earn whilst you learn. Even if you’ve never had a caring job before, don’t let that hold you back. Whatever your professional track record, your culture, or your background, at Great Park Homecare we provide fully paid, high-quality induction and ongoing development training.

No prior experience is necessary, as we appreciate that people from all different experiences and sectors can have to potential to give great care with the right training. We pride ourselves on our continued investment in staff training, development, and qualifications to support the right candidates on their journey to a fulfilling and future-proof career.

If you’ve ever looked after someone else, such as a family member, parent, child, or friend, and you are a kind, friendly and caring person then you have the transferable skills you need to be a Care Assistant with Great Park Homecare. We will train you on how to do the rest.

A Change for the Better

There’s no doubt that the pandemic has affected people’s career goals and flipped many long-standing work-life priorities around. An increasing number of people are seeking a career change as a direct result of the pandemic, either due to being furloughed or made redundant or simply because the shift to working from home provided the space and time needed to make some big decisions about your future.

An estimated 2.5 million workers were displaced by the pandemic and have been prompted to start entirely new careers, resulting in radical changes within the UK workforce. Whilst earning more money and upskilling have always been the two biggest motivators for career retraining, the pandemic has led to many workers appreciating just how valuable work-life balance is, as well as seeking to find a more meaningful, emotionally rewarding career that offers security and fulfilment.

An increasing number of people are finding that a career in the Care sector is the perfect fit when it comes to job security. The reality is that our society, and more so our ageing society, will always need carers. Whilst many other sectors have been hit hard by the pandemic (hospitality, entertainment, aviation, travel, and tourism, to name a few) a career in the care industry is both pandemic-proof and future-proof.

Job Satisfaction and Personal Fulfilment

Over the past couple of years, the pandemic has radically disrupted everyday life for everyone. It’s been a challenging time and there have been fundamental changes to the ways that we work that will likely never go back to how they were before the pandemic.

It makes sense that an individual’s priorities and outlook on life would have changed too. You might have realised that the career ambitions you had two years ago may not seem so important now, and what was once a low priority could now be a deal-breaker. For example, many people who, pre-pandemic, had long commutes are appreciating how working closer to home gives them a much better work-life balance, as well as being more cost-effective and convenient for family life.

Or perhaps you felt like a number rather than a name in your last role and now place greater importance in working for an organisation where you are truly valued for who you are. Being a part of the Great Park Homecare family offers this in abundance. We keep our great, close-knit team connected to each other by holding regular fun, virtual Team Hugs and Staff Meetings. Together, we enjoy celebrating staff birthdays, passing exams, any compliments received, and our Summer and Christmas social events are legendary for rewarding everyone’s commitment and hard work.

Maybe your previous jobs were all-consuming, with rigid, long hours that kept you away from your loved ones. It is perfectly natural that the pandemic would make you realise that spending enough time with the people you love is a top priority. Perhaps the restrictions that came with lockdown made you yearn for more free time to spend on your hobbies and interests. At Great Park Homecare, we pride ourselves on offering our Care family the flexibility to work full-time, part-time, just evenings or just weekends to enable you to strike the work-life balance that is perfect for you.

Get Rewarded whilst doing something Rewarding

The impact of the pandemic has also seen a significant shift in perceptions of work, with many looking for more rewarding vocations. More so now than ever, many people are wanting to do a job that allows them to make a difference to the world around them. Studies have shown that a staggering 60% of workers over the age of 35 have come to the realisation that doing a job they enjoy is more important to them than earning more money.
Working as a Care Assistant for Great Park Homecare ticks all these boxes, as not only does it provide a truly rewarding level of professional fulfilment and job satisfaction, but as an accredited Living Wage Employer, also gives you great benefits and working conditions. Meaning you can make a huge difference to the lives of those you care for, whilst also improving your own quality of life.

If this sounds like you:

  • A full driving licence and access to a car
  • Can communicate in written and spoken English to a good standard
  • Full of sensitivity and understanding
  • a desire to help people in their own homes
  • the ability to work well with others
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to take feedback and work well under pressure
  • thorough and good attention to detail
  • Are naturally compassionate towards others

Please Get in Touch today to find out about a career with us at Great Park Homecare, or give us a call on +44 (0) 1753 369088. Whatever your care experience, we can offer you a fulfilling and future-proof career.