The care sector is a broad industry and therefore comes with an array of fantastic jobs and opportunities - all of which offer a number of benefits. Whether it’s working in a nursing or care home, or providing care out in the community, here are seven reasons why working in the care sector can be so rewarding.
- It is undeniably satisfying
If you work in the care sector, then you will of course be caring for people. Whether this is empowering older people to continue living independently in their home, or supporting an elderly person with more complex needs in a nursing home, caring for others is undoubtedly a huge privilege. It’s extremely satisfying to know that the work you are doing, every single day, will be making a hugely positive difference to that person’s quality of life - as well as their loved ones.
- You make connections with real people
Working in the care sector isn’t like being in a fast-paced office, where you barely get time to know the person sitting at the desk next to you. In the care industry, you’ll often develop real connections with the people you are helping to care for, some of whom will be extremely interesting individuals and come with fascinating stories.
- Job variety
If you work in the care sector, one thing for sure is that no two days will be the same. Whether you are part of a team in a care home, or out caring for people in the community, the needs of the people you are supporting is likely to change from day-to-day.
- Career progression opportunities
Although any care experience already gained will be beneficial, you don’t always need to be fully qualified to work in the care sector. Plus, the care sector offers real opportunity for career progression, with many organisations offering on-the-role training, with some even giving staff the chance to work towards gaining new qualifications.
- You’ll work as part of a team
Here at Oxford House, we believe teamwork is essential when working in the care sector, with team members working together to ensure residents receive a high standard of care. Of course, having a solid team around you also means you’ll be able to laugh together through the good times, while supporting one another when things at work get a little challenging.
- Job stability
There’s no denying it, people will always need to be cared for - whether it’s in a care or nursing home, or in their own setting. In fact, the care industry is growing year-on-year, which means the sector is perfect for those wanting job stability.
A huge benefit to working in the care sector is that the job can be pretty flexible, especially for those working in care or nursing homes, where there are early, late and night shifts available. This means people are often able to work shift patterns shaped around their lifestyle and other commitments.
Are you looking for a job in the care sector?
Are you looking for a rewarding job in the care sector? Get in touch with Oxford House. Along with our family-run care home in Slough, we also provide home care across Berkshire. So if you’re looking for a carer job in Berkshire, then contact Oxford House and speak to one of our team.