This week is #YouCanCare week, created to celebrate the people working in the care sector and to encourage more people to work in this fulfilling industry.
To get involved, we’ve drawn up a list of what we believe are the most rewarding things about working in care! There are many to choose from, but see below the things we love most about our work…
- Unmatched job satisfaction
To go to work and feel like you’re making a difference in somebody’s life is so rewarding. There is nothing better helping someone overcome an issue they’ve been struggling with, finding solutions to problems, and simply supporting someone in day-to-day tasks. Knowing that you’re helping someone to live the best and fullest life they can gives a sense of real job satisfaction that is hard to match.
- The people and relationships
As a care provider, you meet many amazing people all with stories to tell! You have countless interesting conversations, and the nature of the work means you are always interacting with a diverse range of people. There are also opportunities to form great relationships with those you care for on a very regular basis, with whom you build trusting long-term relationships in which you both feel valued.
- The things you learn
Working as a care giver, you develop a huge range of skills that apply to your work, personal life, and place in the community. For instance- emotional resilience, communication skills, flexibility, and compassion, as well practical support skills. Every day you face new situations and challenges from which you are constantly learning and growing.
- Give back to the community
Working in care is especially rewarding in that it allows you to give something back to the community. As a carer you’re helping those who need it most, and can see the impact this has on the person and their wider support network. The feeling of contributing positively to society through your work is rare to find in a day job!
- More than just a job
It’s true that this line of work is so much more than a job. Through providing necessary care, you support and improve someone’s physical and emotional wellbeing, which is truly rewarding and special. This, combined with the relationships you form with those you care for, means you get far more out of your work than you’ll find in other industries.
Everyone we work with has different emotional and practical needs. As a caregiver, the aim is always to provide outstanding person-centred care, which requires care plans bespoke to whatever these individual needs might be. This means our work is dynamic and ever-changing- no two people or two days are the same.
From the people themselves, to the job satisfaction, to the diversity of the role- there are so many wonderful things about working in the care sector. Here at Minster Home Care, we appreciate all our staff for their incredible work, and take great pride in being a part of the care sector.
To get involved in #YouCanCare week, you can share this blog with your friends and family and ask any caregivers you know why they love their job so much. If they’re anything like us, they’ll have lots of positive things to say about their work, and would love to share their thoughts.
Search the hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Linkedin, and see what others are doing to commemorate care givers this week!