Becoming a professional carer

Do you look after a loved one regularly?

Do you help a neighbour with their shopping?

Have you helped a sibling when they had an injury?

Are you an empathetic, reliable, patient and caring person?

If this sounds like you, you may want to consider becoming a carer.

Care work can fit people from all walks of life — whether you’re a school leaver, are looking for a career change, want part-time work, or are seeking volunteer roles.

Caring is the most crucial part of the job.

While that may sound obvious, it bears repeating — as many worry they won’t have what it takes.

If you’re inclined to look after others and accommodate their needs, then a career in care could be closer than you might think.

Many opportunities, many lifestyles

Becoming a carer can start at any time in your life, fitting in with your lifestyle and providing the flexibility many people are searching for. Not to mention the rewarding opportunities that care work offers time and again.

The care sector is one filled with pride, satisfaction, and community.

There are many roads you can take to becoming a carer in one capacity or another. You may want to start by working towards completing a Level 2 Support Worker qualification, for example.

Take a look at some of the career pathways available here.

As well as there being a variety of roles to pursue, there’s a huge range of care settings that you might like to work in — from rehabilitation centres to residential care homes.

How to become a care worker

If you’re looking to kickstart your career and join the professional care community, it all begins with a conversation. We formed Kent Care Professionals to make it easier for you to forge your path.

So whether you want to become a healthcare assistant or are simply not sure whether becoming a carer is right for you, we’re here to help. Let us know a little bit about you and our team will get to work on finding you the perfect role as a professional carer.

Let's work together.

Apply for Roles

As part of the development of recruitment around the care sector in Kent - Kent Care Professionals have a number of roles live and readily available now. Please click here to search for those roles and apply for your next step in social care in Kent.

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Get started on your journey today and join the social care professional movement.  Let us know a little bit about you and our team will get working on sourcing you your next role. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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