Change your life: start your career in care this autumn

People, Health and Care
12:18, Thursday, 28th October 2021

Proud to Care North Lincolnshire is urging people to consider a career in care and help residents live independently as winter approaches.

Care work is the perfect job for those looking for a career that has long-term job security, is rewarding, and makes a huge difference to people’s lives.

More than 40 jobs are available on the Proud to Care North Lincolnshire website, and with roles ranging from Team Leader and Young Adult Support Worker to Chefs, there is an opportunity for everyone.

It has never been easier to get started, with free childcare available to anyone who takes up, or is currently employed in a homecare role, up to March 2022.

For care workers the experience of helping people to stay safe and well can be tremendously touching and emotional.

This is the case for Barton-based Lara, who has worked in the local care sector for 20 years and is currently employed by Creative Support, where she provides tailored support to help residents enjoy fulfilling lives.

Comparing the “life-changing” impact a care worker can have to that of a surrogate family member, she said:

“I love to watch the service users do something that they never thought they could do. And with our support they get and encouragement, they do it. And there’s nothing in the world that can take that pride away from what I feel, watching them grow.

“My philosophy I use to come to work to every day is my relatives could be in this position, through accident, through illness, and I want somebody to be in every placement that is almost a surrogate family member for that service user.

“I want somebody there that looks after the service users like they’re their own, because some of these people haven’t got anybody, and I want to be that somebody to make the difference to that service user’s life.”

With lots of job opportunities in care available across North Lincolnshire, Lara is encouraging people to answer the call and reap the rewards of helping residents:

“If I could sum up my job in one word, it would be life-changing. If anyone was thinking of working in the care sector, I would say do it because you get double reward, you see the person improve and the power that gives you back is tenfold.”

To watch Lara’s powerful story in full, visit the Proud to Care North Lincolnshire website.

The site and team are on hand to help at every stage of the job seeking process, from finding out what it is like to work in care and applying for jobs to preparing for interviews and accessing training and development in your new role.

The Proud to Care team are also inviting people to come forward and thank an inspirational care worker that has helped them or a loved one through the pandemic. To share your story, please email: proudtocare@northlincs.gov.uk.