February: Care Worker
Care workers can work in a care home, in people’s own homes or in the community. Care workers who work in the community are sometimes called domiciliary carers which often involves traveling to different people’s houses.
You could work with lots of different people including adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, substance misuse issues, mental health conditions, and older people.
Your role might include:
- supporting people with social and physical activities
- booking and going with people to appointments
- helping with personal care such as support with showering and dressing
- supporting people with eating and drinking
- monitoring individuals’ conditions by taking their temperature, pulse, respiration, and weight, and possibly helping with medication.
Find out more about the role here https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Careers-in-care/Job-roles/Roles/Care-worker.aspx or you can watch the sample video below by BVS (the leading provider of video-based training solutions for the care sector) which shows examples of the roles a care worker might have.
January: Paediatric nurse/Children's Nurse
Child nursing involves everything from nursing a sick newborn to an adolescent road accident victim. You'll need to consider the care and support needed by the wider family, including parents and carers. Find out more about this career here https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/nursing/roles-nursing/childrens-nurse or check out https://www.nursco.com/paediatric-nurse/
Watch the video below to see the different roles a Paediatric nurse/Children's Nurse do.