Why work in residential care?
If you work in the care sector or are considering a career in care, you have a choice to make between providing home care or residential care. While there are advantages to both, working at Halland House is a unique experience. We offer carers a rewarding and fulfilling career at our learning disabilities care home.
So, first and foremost, why work in residential care? There are many reasons, but our first response is always job satisfaction.
Working in the care sector can be hugely rewarding. Every day, you are helping people to get the most out of life. It’s not an easy job, it can be demanding, but the fulfilment you feel makes it more than worth it.
Be part of a family
Here at Halland House, we are a learning disabilities care home with 29 residents. Our staff are more than just staff to us. We understand that happy people give the best care so we do everything we can to make our staff feel like part of the family.
We want our residents to feel like they’re at home with family, and our staff are a big part of that extended family network.
It’s never boring
You’ll never be bored working in residential care. Each day will have both challenges and laughter. Our team works to give residents a fulfilling life, so you might be helping with stimulating activities or going on trips out.
Connect with people
When working in a care home, you get to really know the people you are caring for. You’ll build strong relationships with the residents, learning about them as individuals and having meaningful interactions with them.
We want our legacy to be residents who lead a satisfying life and feel like part of the local community, so caring for them is about much more than just supporting their physical needs.
Working in home care, you spend as much time travelling between appointments as you do actually providing care. There’s not much time to sit and chat, you are always on the move. There can also be added pressure to meet quotas and visit a certain number of people per shift, which doesn’t leave much time for person-centred care.
Working in a care home is the opposite – you don’t have all that travelling to worry about, so you can spend more time with the residents. You’re never rushed, and the rest of the team will be available to support you if a resident needs extra help.
Develop skills and further your career
Working in a care home is a great way to develop useful skills. We offer ongoing NVQ training and support up to level 5, but it’s not just about official training. You’ll need to be resourceful, to think on your feet, and you’ll learn many more practical skills.
Because we treat our staff as part of the family, we have low staff turnover. It’s important for our residents to have familiar faces around that they can rely on so we want people who are looking for a long term career. That works both ways, meaning that if you fit in well you’ll have a great future with us.
Find out more
Find out more about our care home and apply for care jobs in Uckfield https://hallandhouse.co.uk/careers/