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As a support worker, no two days are ever exactly the same. However, it's fair to say that each day will follow a general structure. To get an idea of what a typical day might include, have a look at our brand new, colourful, infographic! 

Are you looking for a new career? Have you thought about a career in the care sector? 

The care sector is rapidly growing so there is demand for great carers and support workers.

But if you're still not sure it's for you, here are nine reasons to seek employment in the care sector.  

There’s no such thing a perfect personality, in fact, there’s not really such a thing as the perfect anything where people are concerned. We are all unique, and equally awesome in our uniqueness.

However, when it comes to the personality traits of a successful support worker, there are certainly some traits which will serve you well.

The aim of this blog is to dispel those common myths and mental roadblocks, that are preventing you from applying for what might be your dream job!

You may have heard the term support worker in relation to a job role, but you’d be forgiven if you didn’t know exactly what it meant.

Find out what being a support worker involves. 

With the ever increasing pressures at work and home, there are times when we all need some extra support to balance the demands of everyday life. That is why we are delighted to let you know that Encompass now provides a free and confidential, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) from Care First.

Why do we see working with children as being so rewarding? Probably because children learn and develop every day – caring for a child effectively can make their future brighter and their life better.

But, it’s just the same with adult care.

Historically, within care settings, it was expected that people receiving care should fit into a care plan designed for them, without any input into it themselves.

Person-centred support, or care, moves away from this method.

Transferable skills are basic skills which can be applied to a wide range of different jobs. These skills and abilities are developed over time, through experiences in a range of different settings. If you think you haven't got any transferable skills, think again. Read on to discover what transferable skills you have! 

One thing that makes humanity so remarkable is its capacity for empathy and compassion. We naturally care for others that extend well beyond our family and immediate circle of friends. However, some have more of a natural inclination towards caring than others.

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