Advantages Meet lovely people,rewarding.
Disadvantages Cleaning up vomit,etc,early mornings,rates of pay.
At the age of 18,and studying for my A-Levels,I knew that I needed a job.
I also knew that I had to start saving,as I'd bought myself a holiday for after my results and needed some spending money....quickly!
I'd worked in pubs and even worked packing flowers for Marks and Spencers,but hated both of these with a passion.
I'd also always enjoyed looking after people,whether this was Children ,Disabled people or The Elderly.
When I was accepted for a job as a Carer,I was invited for an informal chat,where basically I spoke with the manager,was told the basic hours I would be working and told to tone down my jewellry!The company understood my studying situation and said whatever hours I would like,I could do.
So what does being a Carer involve?Basically you are there to assist Eldely Clients in their day to day needs and generally trying to make their lives as enjoyable as possible.
Do you need qualifications?
Well to an extent no,however there are certain requirements,for example you must be 18 or over to become a Carer and you also must have a CRB check.
A CRB check for those of you that are not aware is basically a Criminal Record check.
It stands for Criminal Records Bureau,and is basically there to check that you dont have a history of violence or anything untoward.
When I first became a Carer,a CRB check was obligatory,however now,I have an advanced CRB check,which I think is now legal practice.
Do you start working straight away?
You'll find that your on a probation period,where they watch your work and your suitability to the job,this is usually 3 months long,but to be honest,everyone I've seen come through the doors has loved it so much that they've always been suitable to stay on.
Your generally shown the ropes and will be given light work like serving dinners and helping more able clients to wash and dress etc.
Attention, this is the first review from this author
Instead of giving a negative rating, consider:
Help this member by giving your advice
Report fraud (for example plagiarism) or other issue with the review to the Ciao support team
Add your comment