24 January 2019

What qualities do you need to become a healthcare assistant?

Have you ever wondered what qualities you need to become a carer? Aside from kindness and compassion, two of the essential characteristics you need if you're considering a career in care, but what are the others?

 This week, we reached out to our healthcare team on social media asking: 'What are the qualities that make a good carer?' Here is what our followers on Facebook and Twitter had to say... 

 "Be patient with people. Respect people and their property. "

"Be calm and polite, it helps the person your supporting feel more relaxed around you."

Patience, empathy and a thick skin."

"Be compassionate, understanding, respectful, caring, supportive, honest, patient, and non-judgmental." 


"Treat people with equality."

 "A sense of humour goes a long way and so does a smile."

"Be a good listener." 

 

Thanks to everyone who commented! Can you think of any others? Let us know in the comments section.

If you have the above qualities, we'd love to hear from you. We're always looking to grow our healthcare team. 

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