4 myths about working in care

Are you interested in joining the care industry? Working in care can offer an exciting and fulfilling career. At the end of each shift, you get to go home knowing that you brought a bit of sunshine to someone’s life. 

But what’s working in care really like? You may have picked up some ideas of what working in care entails based on things you’ve read, seen or heard. Perhaps you picture care as working with vulnerable people for long, underpaid and underappreciated hours.

In this post, we debunk some common myths and misconceptions about working in care. Read on to learn more about care jobs and residential care in Chadwell Health, Romford, and what exactly it’s all about. 

  1. ‘You can’t work in care without specific qualifications’

Working in care is more about having the right attitude and personality traits than it is having certain qualifications or experience. We look for people who embody the values of social care. Do you have a warm, friendly disposition with the natural ability to put others at ease? Are you good at building relationships and fostering connections? Are you able to stay positive and patient in the face of challenging or stressful situations? Do you have an innately empathic nature? These are the skills and traits that will help you succeed in a caring role. 

  1. ‘No one supports your career development’

Is it your dream to become a registered manager or to specialise in dementia care? We know you have goals and we want to help you achieve them. When you join our team, you can expect ongoing specialist training, as well as great career development opportunities. Together, we’ll help you grow your care skills, gain knowledge and navigate your journey working in the world of care. 

  1. ‘You’re expected to work long, unpaid hours’

Carers are often depicted as exhausted, stressed out and overwhelmed. While working in care is not without its challenges, we believe carers should always feel appreciated, valued and supported. We know our team is our greatest strength. When they are happy and fulfilled in their work, they’re able to provide the best care possible. In addition to offering a fair hourly rate and holiday pay, we also offer a generous pension. Working hours can be flexible in order to accommodate other commitments, including family or study responsibilities. 

  1. ‘There’s no appreciation for the work you do’

There’s a reason our staff is loyal and reliable. Most of them have been with us for years! Here at Rowallan House, our staff is like one big family. We look out for each other, support each other and treat each other with respect – always. We look after our staff as much as we do our residents. The feeling of trust and appreciation is apparent in how we interact and communicate with one another. Whether you work or live at Rowallan House, it’s a special place to be. 

Get in touch 

Are you interested in joining our close-knit family of carers? We would love to hear from you! Please do not hesitate to get in touch or call us on either 0800 999 8499 or 0208 597 4175 with any of your questions or concerns. Our friendly staff would be happy to help you.