What is a Care Worker

A role as a care worker encompasses many different duties and responsibilities, which can vary on a daily basis. From providing quality care services for people with disabilities or illnesses, to older people living in the community and vulnerable individuals, the nature of the role can include the following:

  • Personal care (i.e. helping with bathing and toileting)
  • Respite care (as a temporary replacement for another care worker)
  • Domestic care (i.e. cleaning, doing the laundry, hoovering)
  • End of Life care
  • Support with medication
  • Support with meals
  • Overnight care
  • Aid during the holiday periods or accompaniment on holidays
  • Grocery shopping
  • Organising social activities
  • General companionship

Training to Be a Care Worker

Previous experience is not essential when applying for a role as a care worker – you will receive full training, with expert supervision and support throughout. Your CRG Homecare practical induction will cover:

  • Basic life support
  • Health & Safety
  • Safeguarding adults and children
  • Infection, prevention and control
  • Moving and assisting safely
  • Fluids and Nutrition
  • Medication and record keeping
  • Catheter care and pressure areas
  • Privacy and dignity
  • Handling information
  • Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
  • Equality and diversity
  • Your personal development

Existing qualifications and training – whether in the care of older adults, children, those living with learning and physical disabilities, or those suffering mental health problems – can help guide your path as a care worker. For example, holding a QCF Level 2 in care may greatly improve your chances of employment. Once you start your role at CRG Homecare, you are given the opportunity to refresh your learning in key mandatory areas on an annual basis with help from qualified and experienced trainers. From time to time there is also the chance to complete further specialist training depending on the complex care of an individual service user.

What Makes a Successful Care Worker?

Your responsibilities as a care worker can vary dramatically on a day-to-day basis. It is important that you are able to understand and adapt to different circumstances without affecting the quality of care.

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