Your role involves helping individuals with daily living activities, personal care, and health monitoring to enhance their quality of life and independence. Additionally, you’ll foster positive relationships with clients, their families, and other professionals, while ensuring compliance with care regulations and standards.
You will have the ability to treat people with dignity, good listening and observational skills, organisation skills and the ability to follow company policies and procedures such as health and safety.
There are no set entry qualifications. Employers expect good literacy, numeracy and IT skills and may ask for GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and Maths. It can be helpful to have a qualification in Health and Social Care but it is not essential. You could also enter through a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care. In the first few months after starting your job as a Care Assistant you will be required to demonstrate your learning and competence and achieve the Care Certificate. This gives you a great start point to take your career forward. To make progress you will need a Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care. Although you do not need a specific Health and Social Care qualification for this role, there are many local education providers who offer a wide variety of qualifications.
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