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.