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Care Assistants do care
Member Name: blinco
Advantages: Working with people, part of a team, flexible working
Disadvantages: Shift work, poor pay
I started my second career after being at home for ten years bringing up a family, as a care assistant. That was 13 years ago and I am now the registered manager of four homes which just shows the progression that can be made and qualifications that can be gained for those that seek it. I have worked with adults on the autistic spectrum and have absolutely loved my work since the day I first walked through the front door. The rewards gained from working with vulnerable people come from entriely what you make it, if you take a pride in your job and the contribution you are making to that person's life, you will feel rewarded. Care work has always been notoriously poorly paid but people make careers from this work in spite of this. It takes a very special person to be a good care assistant, one that has patience, high personal standards and, most importantly, one that is interested in other people. I have always held the thought when working that "what if this were my mother" or "what if this were my child". To think these thoughts keeps things real and people you are caring for do not just become a number. I am so glad I went into this career, although late in life and I only wish I had done so straight from college.
Summary: Being a care assistant can be so rewarding
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