A Career in Care - Care Assistant Insight
PART 2 - In this part of the career guide, you will get an insight into a real-life example of a care assistant at Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle Point).
In the first part of our ‘Career in Care’ guide, we covered what to expect working as a care assistant. In the second part of this guide, you will get an insight into a real-life example of a care assistant at Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle Point).
We conducted an employee questionnaire to find out information on what it is truly like to work as a care assistant. We spoke to Janina, a lovely care assistant from the Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle Point) facility. The findings were very positive overall.
Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle Point): What made you want to work in the care industry?
Janina: “I have always thought about going into a career in care for a long-period of time before actually going into it.”
Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle Point): What made you decide to apply for a role with Bluebird Care?
Janina: “I heard about Bluebird Care as my friend was currently working at the Hillingdon franchise at the time. She informed me to go and see the lovely manager to apply for a role as she truly enjoys her job and informed me that it is a great company to work for.”
Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle Point): Did you have any prior experience in the industry? What training have you received?
Janina: “I have only ever had personal experience before working for Bluebird Care, I had no professional training or qualifications.
However, I received the full essential training once starting my employment, which never ever stops. We learn something new every day and there is always someone on the end of the phone to support you when needed.”
Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle Point): What is the day-to-day life like as a care assistant at Bluebird Care?
Janina: “Amazing just amazing. There is always so much to do in the daily care plans, and there are always plenty of customers to care for and look after. There is never a dull moment.”
Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle Point): What is one thing you love about your job?
Janina: “Even though this is something that a lot of people do not enjoy about their job, it is something that I truly love… I love getting up in the morning and having a good feeling, knowing it is going to be a great day.”
Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle Point): What has been your favourite moment in care so far?
Janina: “I cannot pinpoint one specific moment, but my favourite part is working for such a lovely team. They make every day special.”
Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle Point): What advice would you give to someone who is looking for a career in care?
Janina: “My advice would be to just go for it. Stop over-thinking and just go for it.”
A Message from the Owner; Alvin Osei-Tutu
“At Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle Point), we always put you first. This applies to both our customers and our members of staff.
We value each and every one of our care assistants and their unique qualities to see them as an individual and not just a number. This care is then relayed onto their individual customers whom they truly care about and give them the exact support needed.
Our members of staff at Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle Point) are the face of the company, and we pride our service on how customers are truly able to feel looked after and supported in the comfort of their own home.
Our teams provide vital care to help grow relationships and bring smiles to the faces of our customers.
Working for us can be a truly rewarding and wonderful experience, with many opportunities to help you grow and progress in your career.”
This was Part 2 of our career guide series of posts. The third and final part will provide you with current opportunities to work for Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle Point), along with specific details on benefits and career progression opportunities.