How to become a support worker

Social care working is a meaningful and rewarding role that offers the chance to make a real difference to people’s lives. 

If you’re thinking of a career in support work, then you have come to the right place. Holmleigh Care will provide you with unrivalled levels of support, training, skills and the tools you need to excel in your career. So what does it take?

The demand for support workers is high and the good news is, as long as you possess the right qualities, you can start a career  at any time, at any age, with no previous experience. 

The most important skills required are your ability to communicate and interact with individuals as well as a genuine commitment to enabling those you support to live their best life. Whether that is with the team you are working in, or the individuals you are supporting. Caring and enabling others to achieve their goals  is a unique quality. The practical aspects of care can be learned, and Holmleigh Care will provide you with all the training and development you need to feel confident in your role. 

At Holmleigh Care we offer a positive approach to support, and therefore are looking for individuals who can provide an enabling, positive and genuine caring professional relationship with the people we are supporting. People are at the heart of everything we do. 

Support workers provide individually tailored support, unique to the person they support , which focuses on choice, Independence and equal opportunity

The ideal qualities of a support worker are:

  • Empathy
  • Respect 
  • Patience
  • Committed 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Friendly 
  • Naturally caring and compassionate
  • Professional
  • Reliable
  • Desire to help and support others 
  • Commitment to empowering others to have greater independence and control over their lives