What makes a great carer?

Do you have what it takes to be a great carer? Although we appreciate and value training and experience, great carers are more than their professional qualifications. Some things simply can’t be learned. That’s why we believe great carers have the natural ability to make someone feel safe, seen, and secure. 

In this blog post, we discuss care jobs in Chadwell Health, Romford and share the personal qualities and skills that enable someone to succeed in a caring role. 

The values of a carer

A good carer wholeheartedly embodies the values of social care. With a naturally compassionate heart and an empathetic disposition, they have a genuine concern for the wellbeing of others. It’s this innate attitude that allows them to care for others with respect and sensitivity. Here are some of the top personal qualities we look for in our carers:

Patient: Patience is an essential trait for anyone working in care. When things go wrong or you’re faced with frustrating situations, the ability to stay calm is imperative. This is especially true when working with someone who has dementia or who has been affected by a stroke. 

Encouraging and positive: A friendly and warm personality has the power to uplift a person’s mood and transform a bad day into a good one. We believe a smile and positive attitude can go a long way when it comes to supporting a person’s mental wellbeing. 

Empathetic: Empathy is the ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes so that you can understand and share their feelings. It’s a skill that can’t be taught and is a crucial part of being a good carer. Being an empathetic person means you will be more sensitive to the needs of others which will affect the quality of care you provide. 

Reliable: Do you show up to work on time? Can others depend on you to do what you said you would? To work in care, it’s important that others are able to trust you and depend on you. They should feel safe and secure in your presence. 

Respectful: A carer should always treat others with the respect and dignity they deserve. It’s important to respect a person’s choices and empower their independence. 

Joining our close-knit family of carers 

We believe our team is our greatest strength. When you join our team of compassionate carers, you become part of our family. In addition to providing ongoing specialist training, there are also plenty of career development opportunities. 

We are proud to have long-serving staff, some of whom have been with us for years, as we believe it illustrates just how great of a place Rowallan House is to work. Rather than employ agency staff which can be unsettling for residents, we hire dedicated and passionate carers who are committed to growing with us. This helps give Rowallan House its cosy feel and makes it such a wonderful place to work and live. 

Get in touch 

If you have the qualities of a great carer and are interested in joining our care family, we would love to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to get in touch or contact us on 0800 999 8499 or 0208 597 4175 with any questions. We look forward to getting to know you!