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What values do I need to work as a Personal Care Assistant?


What values do I need to work as a Personal Care Assistant?

Depending on your individual role, you don’t always need any formal qualifications or work experience in the care sector to become a Personal Care Assistant; what is really important is the way you behave, and the values you hold.

What do ‘values’ mean in care work?

When we talk about values in care, we specifically mean the ways in which you interact with the people you support; how you treat them, and how you behave in different situations.

Ideally, a Personal Care Assistant would hold the following values:

  • Respect a person’s right to make their own choices & decisions
  • Communicate with people in a clear and open way, using language they understand
  • Listen to people, and give them the gift of your time
  • Honesty & transparency; never afraid to admit when a mistake has been made
  • Respond to feedback, learn & reflect on personal actions in order to continually improve
  • Work well within a team; making others feel valued, comfortable, and listened to
  • Give people the full attention they deserve, and the appropriate level of support
  • Flexible and agile; with the ability to respond calmly and logically in challenging situations
  • Kind, friendly, and empathetic

Demonstrating the values of a Personal Care Assistant

If you’ve never had experience of care work before, but it’s something you’re interested in and would like to pursue, there are ways of demonstrating to an employer that you hold the right values and behaviours to become a Personal Care Assistant.

You could draw on your experience in any of the following past times:

  • A previous, unrelated role
  • A hobby
  • Volunteering within an organisation or community group

If you have what it takes to become a Personal Care Assistant

Being a Personal Care Assistant can be challenging, but it can also be one of the most rewarding careers a person can embark upon; supporting people living with disabilities and long term health conditions in a way that suits their needs, to live as independently as possible.

If this is something that appeals to you, please talk to us today. 

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