Become a Care Angel
If you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference to their lives, this job could be just what you are looking for.
As a Care Angel you would help people who have difficulties with their daily activities. You could work with Adults, children, people with physical or learning disabilities, older people or families.
You will be working with clients in their own homes, in sheltered housing, at day centres or in places like nursing homes. Your exact duties may vary depending on where you work, but could include:
- getting to know clients, their interests and their needs
- helping clients with daily personal care such as washing, dressing, using the toilet and feeding themselves
- carrying out general tasks such as housework, laundry and shopping
- helping clients manage their budget, pay bills and write letters
- helping families get used to new caring responsibilities
- working with other health and social care professionals to provide individual care and development plans
- helping to organise leisure activities
- Going with clients to and from a residential home (for example, young people who go to a local college).
No Experience or qualification as full training is provided.
Experience in social care is good but not mandatory as training will be provided. When you apply for a job you will need to pass background checks before you are able to start working.
Once you start work as a Care Angel you will receive on-the-job training from your employer. This will include working closely with experienced colleagues. You may also attend external courses, for example on first aid, food hygiene, health and safety, and how to lift and move people safely.
You will be expected to take part in a 8-week induction programme provided by your employer. This will be based on national minimum standards of care, which cover areas such as:
- The role of the health and social care worker
- Equality and inclusion
- Principles of safeguarding
- Person-centred support
- Health and safety.
- Communication in health, social care or
children’s and young people’s settings
- Personal development in health, social
care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Handling information in
health and social care settings
- Duty of care in health,
social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Working hours will vary, depending on your job, and may include evenings, nights, weekends or split shifts.