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Excellent

“What can I say I love my job”

published 17/08/2012

rewarding, free training, meeting new people, lear...

pay, can be hard work, draining

..INTRODUCTION.. Hi I’m Lisa, 36 and have been working as a care assistant for many years now and in different homes. I’ve always worked the night shift as it is suitable for me to do so with my partner and child. I have to admit my job does have it’s ups and downs, its advantages and...

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Excellent

Very rewarding work

Can be smelly and low pay

Introduction Since members are interested in the job I have taken I thought it might be a good idea to write a review about what I now do. However I would like to give you some background information on me first to better understand this review. I have done office work since I was 17 years old...

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Super

“Home Sweet Home.”

published 05/11/2005

Rewarding and worthwhile.

Hard work and lot's of responsibility.

After spending four and a half years working as a Care Assistant in a Residential EMI home, I feel qualified to give my opinion. I have often, after being asked what job I did, been met with, "I really don't know how you can do it" or "I admire you". Well, let's be thankful that there are care...

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Excellent

Sharing a wealth of emotions.

Having to eventually retire

Whilst shopping today I had a sudden urge to write my next review and struggled to think of what the subject matter would be.... A tub of Jelly Beans maybe as I had munched through almost the whole tub whilst browsing in Boots the chemist.... Nah !! I am only good at one thing ~~~ my job. So here...

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Excellent

“Filling the 'care' gap”

published 26/05/2001

A 'people' job with prospects if you want to advan...

Low pay, low status

This is an opinion/review I can possibly write more from the heart than any, as I worked as a support worker, in residential settings for 7 years. It wasn't an easy job, most people assumed it was just cleaning and wiping, but to me, it was a wonderful opportunity to inject a bit of myself into...

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Excellent

“Who Cares ? I do”

published 25/11/2007

Rewarding and happy environment to work in

hard constant work, low pay

I am employed as a care assistant, in a residential rest home. This entails, working on a rota system with other team members. The hours and shifts vary on a pattern of :- 7am - 12 7.30 am - 2pm 7.30am - 3pm 3pm -9pm On each shift there is a shift leader, who supervises the staff and informs us...

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Super

job satisfaction, training, meet very interesting ...

hard work, not for the faint hearted, low pay, the...

I have worked in the care industry for 32 years now and have worked myself up from an instructor in a day centre for disabled adults to being a manager of a day centre for disabled people. I had a career change31 years ago, when I decided teaching was not for me and I turned my talents to...

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Excellent

“A caring state?”

published 24/01/2008

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This review is on one of the most rewarding, yet most undervalued job that there can ever be. And I've done some! First off, lets' take a look at the disadvantages. The work is not at all valued, which is shown in the number of hours that people work alonsgide the low rate of pay that is offered...

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Super

“It takes a special person”

published 26/02/2003

Extremely fulfilling, allows you to make a differe...

Overworked, underpaid, emotionally draining

Overworked and underpaid, two descriptions which a lot of people will attach to their own job but which is more than true in the field of residential home care assistants. It is a job which requires less a wish for money than a desire to help people and make a difference in the twilight years of...

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Super

helping a child and its family

the pain I felt for some of the sad cases

Making a home. While browsing the site I came across this category for an opinion and I worked in a children’s home many years ago and thought I would tell you about it The home I worked in was a short stay home for children most of who were aged between 0 and 8. The children here were with...

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Excellent

“A CARERS POINT OF VIEW”

published 19/12/2002

making a differance to these peoples lives

low paid

My job, as a care assistant. I love my job, to the extent that I can’t wait to walk through the doors every day. To be working in an environment, Which is hopefully to most carers, based on love and respect for these wonderful people. They in their turn, in their own way, have contributed so much...

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