Care Work

Hi Strangers,

So at the moment I work as a care assistant, I’ve only worked in this job type for nearly 4 months, never worked as a care assistant before.. It’s tough! Before working in Care, I worked as an office assistant / Administrator so completely different from that of course.

So I definitely don’t feel fit enough to be working in care, it’s a hard job it really is and you do have to have a certain type of personality to be able to work in that kind of job.

When you think about working as a care assistant, the first thought that would come to mind is wiping bums, of course that is in the job but the thing that I have really found interesting is the fact that you gain a relationship with the people you care for, you see them change, grow or sometimes sad enough to see them slowly go down hill, but the rewarding feeling is that your there for them, to help them through the times where they don’t want to live, trying to give them hope, yes there is times where they will snap at you, make you cry etc.. But isn’t that everyone that can do that, how many times have you cried when a family member says something mean to you but you try your best to get on with it.

If you are thinking about going into care, then do it. It’s hard but rewarding, even if you don’t like it after a few weeks or months then atleast you tried. Always try new things, explore new career pathways and enjoy the life. Take what people say with a pinch of salt. You got this!

Lots of love MeggyMoo xxc

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