4 reasons why you should consider a career in care
Here at Unique Senior Care we have a motto, “Why just work when you can care?”, which we think perfectly encapsulates how rewarding a career in care can be. You may already like the idea of helping others, but aren’t aware of all of the benefits that a career in care offers. So if you are thinking about changing job in the near future, here are some reasons why you should consider care…
- The variety
No two days are the same when it comes to care – and this variation appeals to many carers. At-home carers support clients through all aspects of their day-to-day lives, so you could be doing anything from making a meal for someone to taking them to their favourite shop. The element of companionship is a big part of our service at Unique Senior Care; many of our clients are simply looking for company and friendship, so on one of these visits you might play a board game, or simply have a cup of tea and a chat.
- It’s rewarding
The most obvious benefit of working in care is how rewarding it can be. As a Caregiver, you have the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives and return home every day with a feeling of pride at doing something amazing. Carers play important roles in the lives of who they look after, and, for elderly care, it’s a wonderful chance to give something back to the older generation. At Unique Senior Care we have minimum call times of one hour, ensuring that our Caregivers can build meaningful relationships with each of their clients, making each day fulfilling and rewarding.
- It’s flexible
If you hate 9-to-5 hours, you’re in good company! Care is needed 24/7 by some clients, and working hours are organised accordingly. A career in care gives you the flexibility to work around childcare or other commitments, and if you’re a bit of a night owl, then the overnight aspect of care will really appeal to you. At Unique Senior Care we offer flexible hours (from 12-30 per week, with alternate weekends included), meaning we can accommodate a wide array of schedules.
- Career development
No matter how much you love your job, it is important to have the scope to develop throughout your career. For this reason, care is a brilliant long-term career, with the opportunity to gain plenty of experience in various roles. At Unique Senior Care, we offer fantastic career development; we always prefer to promote internally when we can.
Why choose Unique?
“I have worked for Unique Senior Care for four years. Not only do we change the lives of others but they also changed my life. I have made lifelong friends as well as loving my job and clients. They are a company that care, and that is hard to find.” – Emma
At Unique Senior Care we are passionate about looking after those who need help in our community, and are always looking to hear from like-minded individuals. We pride ourselves on being different to many other organisations in the care industry. All our community care calls are for a minimum of one hour, giving our Caregivers the time to build a long-lasting relationships with clients. We offer a number of perks, including having the best pay rates on the market, loyalty bonuses and regular team building and social events.