Trained Care Assistants
Training To Be A Carer
Working as a trained care assistant is a challenging, yet rewarding career. It’s not just a job, but a calling that can make a real difference to people’s lives. Working as a live-in carer requires specific qualities and skills and although there are no set qualifications, experience and qualifications in other disciplines can help you to follow your chosen career path.
Here’s a look at some of the qualifications and experience that can be particularly helpful in training to be a live-in carer.
Becoming a registered nurse requires completion of a 3 year degree course. Nurses then need to specialise in a particular discipline such as adult, children, mental health or learning disabilities.
Although being a registered nurse is a great background for a trained care assistant, it also works the other way around. If you’d like to become a registered nurse, working as a live-in carer or a trained care assistant can give you valuable experience and is the perfect stepping stone to progress on to becoming a registered nurse.
There are also apprenticeship programmes available enabling you to train as a health care assistant while consecutively working as a live-in carer.
You’ll also need a degree to become a registered social worker. There are also work based schemes available and you can specialise in different areas such as working with older people, those with disabilities, mental health, the homeless and people with addictions.
Although working in social care is a great background if you want to work as a live-in carer, like nursing, working as a live-in carer is a good foundation if you want to go on to pursue a career in social work.
If you want to make sure that a career in caring is for you, it can be a good idea to find voluntary work and gain some experience through your local social care provider or in community based projects.
Any people-based experience is valuable; residential homes, soup kitchens, drop in centres, disabled centres, groups such as Age Concern, church groups or even voluntary programmes abroad.
ENA Care Group is a specialist live-in care provider with a rigid screening and selection process to ensure only people with the right qualities are chosen to be live-in carers. Applicants can then benefit from an intensive training course before placement. ENA also provides on-going training and development for established carers and specialist training if you want to focus on clients with specific needs.
For further enquiries into our jobs for trained care assistants, contact ENA Care Group today, or visit us online for more information.