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Becoming a Carer

By Remy Hall on April 7, 2021
Career growth & personal development Despite the recent economic climate, one industry that seems to continuously grow is the care sector. Statistics supported by Berkshire Opportunities highlight that there are over 40 thousand job vacancies […]

Career growth & personal development

Despite the recent economic climate, one industry that seems to continuously grow is the care sector. Statistics supported by Berkshire Opportunities highlight that there are over 40 thousand job vacancies in Berkshire, with a large proportion being from the care industry.

A lot of people believe that you need previous experience to become a Carer, this is untrue.  Most candidates already hold attributes that are used on a regular basis, such as strong communication, empathy and customer service skills. Social interactions and service user relationships are actually reliant on these characteristics to provide compassionate care.

A Job Of Rewards

The care sector is one of the most rewarding in terms of personal job satisfaction. It comes with great pride to say you are a key worker. At times of greatest need it is Care Workers that are there to help, making a difference in the daily lives of service users.

Oxford House Community Care provide training to allow Carers to reach their full potential, from progressing to senior roles, completing your NVQ’s and further qualifications. Oxford House can boast that most of our senior positions of management were all internally recruited from our Carer staff.

With many Carer success stories at Oxford House Community Care, we would like you to read about the journey of one of our youngest & most recent careers who joined during the pandemic.

Bethany Story

I have been working with Oxford House for three months now, and I have to say that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I was not sure if it would be the right job for me, but now I absolutely love being able to care for people. Seeing them smile when you arrive, knowing how much it means to them to see a friendly face is just so rewarding! On a typical day, I perform a variety of care tasks that cater to each and every client. Ranging from having a cheerful conversation while making a cuppa or assisting with personal hygiene, I know each task is equally important and making an incredible difference! The support and training I received from day one from have made sure I feel safe and a valued member of the team.

Inspired by Bethany’s story? Apply now on our website! Simple click on ‘become a Carer ‘and begin your application now !