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What skills do you need to work in care?

September 21, 2021 5:40 pm

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Care work, such as that offered by Care Jobs Gloucester companies like takefivehealthcare.co.uk/candidates/job-search/care-assistant-jobs-gloucestershire/ can be incredibly varied and rewarding. There are numerous job roles within the care industry and it is possible to progress within roles and to gain experience in specific areas and specialise if you wish. The work involved could be working with children who need additional care support, helping those with disabilities or working with the elderly. Regardless of which sector of care you decide to work in there are a number of skills that you will need to have.

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Respectful – when working in care it is important that you are respectful to those who need your help and support. In some cases you will be helping these individuals with everyday tasks such as washing and bathing and they need to know that you are going to be respectful of them and their need to have support for what can be a difficult time.

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Calm – there can be some instances when people who are being cared for can become upset, agitated and even angry and it is important that the person caring for them can remain calm. It can be incredibly difficult to have other people helping you with tasks that some of us take for granted.

Good communication – being able to communicate well can help to alleviate some of the issues that have been mentioned above as well as helping people who may be hard of hearing or who are coping with illnesses such as dementia. In some cases the people you are helping may not see many people and having a conversation with you might be the highlight of their week.

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