Correy, 23, works as a care assessment manager, which includes both an administration and community facing role. Find out about Correy’s journey and how she found her calling.
I wanted a hands-on role in the community.
I decided to follow my heart and become a care worker while working as a secretary at a GP surgery. Backed by the experience of caring for my grandparents, I wanted a hands-on role in the community and started work as a domiciliary care worker, supporting people in their own homes.
I get to see people improve and the difference the care workers are making.
I was promoted to team leader and have recently began my current position as a care assessment manager. This role is really the best of both worlds for me, a mix of office-based administration and working in the community with new people, assessing their needs. I get to see people improve and the difference the care workers are making to people’s lives.
I’m fully supported by my manager and employer to continue to develop and take qualifications. I’m currently studying for an NVQ Level 3 (the equivalent to two A Levels) and want to start the NVQ Level 4 soon. I like learning and working towards qualifications and there is a lot of in-house training available for everyone working here.
It’s a professional job with so much room to advance and grow.
I think now is a good time to move into care if you have lost you job, as it is a stable career path with good levels of training. You need to be compassionate, kind and patient and have good people skills. It’s not just a job, but if you are a caring person and like using your own initiative, then domiciliary care work is a brilliant career.
There is a misconception about care work – that it’s a job that anyone can do with no real skills or experience. But it’s a professional job with so much room to advance and grow. I’m still young but I have already developed my career. I honestly didn’t think I could be where I am now at my age, but the scope to develop is huge in the care industry.
I’m very happy in my job and have no plans to leave, however there is a clear career path for me to follow to become a qualified Occupational Therapist. Ultimately, that is my goal.
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