Skills & qualities needed to become a care assistant

Care home resident and care staff

Working in a care home can be an incredibly rewarding job, but it does require some specific skills. Whilst many careers focus on academic abilities, care home staff are often recruited based on their personalities. We’ve put together a helpful guide on the six main skills needed to work within a care home, so you can see if you have what it takes.

5 reasons to work in a care home

Fonthill House - Carer and resident

Deciding whether to start a career in the care industry can be daunting. Perhaps you haven’t been involved with a care-related job before, or maybe you’re just not sure if it’s the right career for you. That’s why we’ve put together the top five reasons to consider working in a care home. If you’re a caring person who enjoys a job filled with variety, then this could be the career for you.

Alternate Weekend Receptionist

We are looking for a new member of staff to work every Saturday and Sunday to support the care home by promoting a good public image at the first point of contact, whilst providing marketing support to the manager.

Night Care Assistant

You will work with all types of people receiving direct care. Your duties and responsibilities will vary depending on the needs of the people.

Registered Nurse

As a Registered Nurse you will show warmth and support to our residents, helping to promote independence and positively enhancing the quality of life of the individuals in your care.

Learning Disability Nurse

As a Learning Disability Nurse, you will show warmth and support to our residents, helping to promote independence and positively enhancing the quality of life of the individuals in your care.

Hospitality Team Member

As a Hospitality Team Member, you will be responsible for serving and delivering food and beverages in all areas of the home efficiently and in a courteous manner.

Day Care Assistant

You will work with all types of people receiving direct care. Your duties and responsibilities will vary depending on the needs of the people.

Maintenance Person and Driver

We are looking for someone to join our team, working between the hours of 8am-5pm. We require someone who is flexible – they will be required to drive our residents and staff to appointments when needed.