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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Care Work

Whether you’re contemplating a career shift or are simply curious about the intricacies of the Scottish care industry, these seven facts will help shape your understanding of compassionate service and the impactful role played by care workers.

Here at myCare, we want to help new and experienced care workers feel rewarded in their careers. If you’re thinking of applying, submit your application today!

1. Care is for People of All Ages

In contrast to common misconceptions, care work isn’t confined to the elderly. At myCare, our commitment extends across all age groups. From offering companionship to seniors to working with young adults, we recognise the unique needs of individuals at every stage of their lives. This approach is at the core of our inclusive mission at myCare. We’re dedicated to providing tailored care for everyone.

2. Care Work is Flexible for Both the Care Worker and the Service User

Flexibility is a cornerstone of our care philosophy at myCare. We understand that flexibility is vital for meeting the diverse needs of both care workers and service users. Our personalised care plans are designed to adapt to various schedules, offering part-time and full-time employment options. We prioritise innovative scheduling solutions, ensuring that our care services remain accessible and sustainable for everyone involved.

3. Care is Different for Every Service User

Recognising the unique qualities of each individual, care at myCare is far from one-size-fits-all. Whether it’s personal care assistance or companionship services, our approach is tailored to meet the specific needs and preferences of every service user. This commitment to individualised care ensures that each person receives support that is not only effective but also meaningful, contributing to their overall well-being.

4. Career Progression and Training Opportunities

A career in care is a journey of continuous growth and development. At myCare, we prioritise the professional advancement of our care professionals. Through comprehensive training programs and mentorship opportunities, our caregivers have the chance to refine their skills and make a meaningful impact on the lives of those they serve. The dynamic nature of care work offers a pathway for career progression, allowing individuals to align their personal and professional goals with their evolving expertise. Ever wonder what the future looks like when you kick off your career in care at myCare? Well, let us spill the beans – it’s a journey of growth, possibilities, and some pretty awesome job titles.

Career Progression in Action:

At myCare, we’re all about promoting from within. Just take a look at our senior team – many of them started right where you might be now, as junior care workers. Talk about climbing the career ladder! We’ve got team members who’ve been with us for 5, 10, or even 20 years – a testament to the kind of family we’re building here.

Career Development Tailored for You:

Whether you’re fresh on the scene or a seasoned pro, career progression matters to us. That’s why we’re your go-to team. We take job development seriously and create roles that suit you at every stage of your care career. From a care practitioner providing that friendly face to service users, to a CALM coach and learning mentor supporting our awesome employees – we’ve got a spot for everyone.

Continuous Growth at myCare:

Not only do we value your role, but we’re always looking ahead. We review and tweak roles to make sure they’re not just good for our service users but also perfect for our team members. At myCare, we have a dedicated Learning and Development team, these roles are essential. The care practitioner is all about that service user interaction, making sure they get the best care possible. Meanwhile, the learning and development team  are the backbone of employee support, helping our team members thrive and grow in their roles.

So, if you’re all about progress, myCare is the place to be. Your career journey here isn’t just a job – it’s a story of growth, development, and making a real impact on the lives of others. Join us, and let’s build something incredible together!

5. Lots of Employee Benefits

Recognising the dedication of our caregivers, myCare offers a robust package of employee benefits. From health and wellness programs to flexible work arrangements, we believe that taking care of our caregivers directly translates to better care for our service users. A positive and supportive working environment is fostered, ensuring that our team is equipped to provide the highest quality care.

At myCare, our commitment to our team members goes beyond the workplace. We offer a comprehensive package of employee benefits, including the opportunity to achieve SVQ Level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care, ensuring continuous professional development. With a generous paid annual leave of 5.6 weeks, an Employee Assistance Programme for personal well-being, and flexible working contracts, we prioritise a healthy work-life balance.

As advocates of career growth, we provide clear progression opportunities, supported by ongoing support and a workplace pension. Our team members enjoy competitive rates within the care industry, making financial stability a cornerstone of our commitment. Additionally, we value the importance of community and fun, fostering a family-like atmosphere with local, knowledgeable teams and hosting engaging Family Fun Day events. To top it off, our team members can take advantage of our £200 Introduce a Friend Scheme, turning camaraderie into a rewarding experience. Join us at myCare, where your well-being and professional growth are central to our mission.

6. More Care Workers are Needed

As our communities age and healthcare needs evolve, there’s a growing demand for skilled and compassionate care workers. At myCare, we understand the significance of this demand and actively seek dedicated individuals to join our ranks. We are committed to attracting and retaining top talent to meet the expanding needs of our community, making a positive impact on the lives of those we serve.

7. You Can Start a Career in Care Without Experience

Embarking on a fulfilling career in care doesn’t require prior experience at myCare. We provide comprehensive training and development opportunities for individuals passionate about making a difference. Our entry-level positions are crafted to welcome newcomers to the care industry, offering a supportive environment where they can learn and grow into competent and compassionate care professionals.

Ready to Join the myCare Team?

Apply today and see where a career in care could take you!

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