Rewarding careers in adult social care

Rewarding careers in adult social care

If you’re looking for:

  • a meaningful career
  • flexible and rewarding work
  • an opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives

Then , become an adult social care worker

As a busy mum, Nasima, Healthcare Assistant chose to pursue a ca­reer in adult social care as it offered the flexibility to balance work and her other commitments, enabling her to progress within a role she loves without compromis­ing quality time with her family.

 “I’m very lucky that my employer and I were able to agree on a schedule that works for both of us.” Says Nasima. “This is a great job for anyone who has a family. Some of my colleagues even work half days so that they can pick up their kids from school.”

As a part Health­care Assistant in a nursing home, Nasima finds her job sociable and rewarding. The work she does primar­ily enables residents to be as independent as possible through the support she of­fers them. She also points out that where she works fosters a culture of kind­ness and patience which is important for her. “I love spending one-on-one time with residents, reading books, and playing board games,” says Nasima. “It is so rewarding.”

When Nasima first start­ed her job, she was offered plenty of development op­portunities including on-the-job training, formal training courses, and shad­owing of other members of staff, ensuring she gained the skills and confidence to work independently.

And it doesn’t stop there, four years on Na­sima continues her career progression and is about to complete a Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care with the sup­port of her employer. “I’m thinking of applying for a Nursing Assistant posi­tion once I’ve completed my course as that means I’ll have more responsibil­ity and will be qualified to give medication to resi­dents,” she says.

 Nasima has been able to develop close bonds with some of the residents by using her fluent Ben­gali and it has definitely helped to make them feel more comfortable. It’s also given her an opportu­nity to work on her Eng­lish, which has helped her confidence grow and has made meeting new people and making friends even more enjoyable.

Nasim feels a great sense of camaraderie working in care, she really enjoys work­ing with her team, and feels very supported, especially in challenging situations.

Nasima highly recom­mends a career in adult social care. “It’s a great job that offers flexibility and op­portunities for training and development – where you can make a real difference to people’s lives.”

If you’re searching for a flexible job that allows you to make a positive differ­ence like Nasima, consider a job in adult social care. Visit to find out more and apply.

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