What we’re looking for in a carer

Abacare carersIt takes a special kind of person to become a carer and we can spot the right candidate from a mile away.

While no training in the care industry is necessary in order to join our team as we provide it all free of charge, there are some attributes that we look out for in people who apply to work for us.

We recently caught up with Amanda Dingli, who is our Recruitment and HR Officer at our Bangor office and she let us know what she and her team look for in a potential candidate:

Someone who has empathy

Being empathetic is very important for our carers. You will be dealing with elderly and vulnerable service users who will want to talk about all sorts of aspects of their lives so you will need the ability to understand and share feelings.

Someone who is caring

To be a carer it’s important to be a naturally caring person. This does not only mean physically caring for a service user but also caring for their wellbeing and happiness and caring about your job and the levels of care you’re providing.

Someone who is dedicated

Caring can be a tough job so someone who is dedicated is a must. You will need to undertake some strict training and there is lots of learning on the job to be done. It’s also great to have dedicated carers as our service users get used to seeing familiar faces every day and to have these faces change too regularly can upset them.

Someone who is dedicated and passionate about being a carer can go on to carve a real career for themselves in the industry.

Someone who is understanding

If a service user is having a particularly bad day, it takes someone who is understanding and sympathetic to their situation to help them.

As our hard-working team of carers have all of these qualities, they have helped us achieve the award for Most Outstanding Care Agency for three years running.

If you think you have all of these attributes then why not get in touch and enquire about becoming a carer? Find out how to contact us here.