Providing care services is an opportunity to create a significant impact in your community. You have the potential to positively change the lives of countless people and their families, as well as bring a rewarding and challenging element to your own life. Learn more about a career in care at our Career Hub.
Working as a care worker can give you the ability to interact with fascinating and diverse people who require assistance to live safer, happier, and more independent lives. You can learn a variety of valuable skills and knowledge, expand your career options, grow as an individual, and give back to your community. Discover the experiences of our staff in this rewarding care worker role on our ‘Meet the Staff’ page.
The multi-faceted nature of the care worker role makes it an interesting career path to take, one that may provide a range of rewarding outcomes. There are various types of care worker jobs you may choose from, too, adding even more to this diverse role.
If you are a caring person with great interpersonal and communication skills, working as a care worker may be an awesome option for you. Read on to find out which myCare care worker role might be the right fit for you.
Working as a Care Worker
Fulfilling the role of a care worker in someone’s home involves a broad range of tasks. These work towards improving the lives of the care service user by increasing their safety, comfort, independence, and overall wellbeing.
Some tasks that the care worker role can comprise of include:
You may assist people with personal care, such as getting out of bed, showering, putting on clothes, and moving around the house.
Goal Setting and Achieving Outcomes
Our service users have differing needs and targets. As their care worker, you have the opportunity to listen to them and deliver personalised care that may help them reach their goals, such as living at home for as long as possible.
Many service users take medication and may require assistance, such as being reminded when tablets are due to be taken.
Meal Prep and Domestic Duties
Helping around the house can make a huge difference for people in need of support. You may undertake tasks such as preparing food for them and doing basic housework.
An important part of care work is helping service users to maintain a happy and productive life. This may include tasks such as assisting them on public transport to go to the movies, accompanying them to medical clinics, or organising a visit with friends.
What Does Working as a myCare Care Worker Involve?
At myCare, we offer our service users a range of care options. This means you have various flexible working opportunities to choose from, which are generally based on shift work. Our care services can include home visits that are 30, 45, or 60 minutes in length.
This may involve assistance such as shopping and domestic support or personal care. This could be in the form of a morning shift involving visits to a few different clients in their homes, for example. We also offer extended support that may involve up to 12 hours of care, overnight care, or live-in care. This enables us to provide care options that enable people to stay in their homes despite needing assistance throughout the day or night.
Although we ask for a regular and reliable commitment to provide our clients with consistency, our care worker positions have the potential to be tailored to give you flexibility and choice. Many of our roles have full-time or part-time options, which may include the ability to work days, evenings, nights, or weekends, depending on your preferences and requirements.
The different types of care worker roles, such as delivering short home-visit support or being a live-in care worker, provides our team members with choice and opportunities. We can discuss with you the various role expectations in greater detail with you and the training involved to help you decide which care worker role is right for you.
Why Work at myCare?
Our care workers are valued and appreciated at myCare. They are, after all, the heart and soul of what we do. That is why it is important to us to provide great working conditions and employee benefits.
Alongside the rewarding nature of undertaking care work, working at myCare gives you the opportunity to expand your career, with many progression options available such as team leader and management roles. There are also training opportunities, competitive rates, paid annual leave equivalent to 5.6 weeks, and various contract types. Read more about the myCare team benefits here and discover why working for this locally-owned home care service provider may be right for you.
Become a Care Worker at myCare
If you are looking for a job that is varied and challenging, allows you to support your local community, and aims to make a significant impact in many people’s lives, consider working for myCare. Our various care worker roles may provide you with the career growth, experience, and benefits you are after.