You should be good at building relationships, communicating and being sensitive to people’s needs.
You’ll need patience and be able to keep calm under pressure.
You might be starting out in your career, returning to work from having a family or caring for a relative, or simply looking for a new job.
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It’s not your standard nine to five job and each day is different. It can be flexible to fit with your lifestyle as hours and locations vary. You can even choose to work close to where you live.
In Edinburgh there’s a huge range of organisations across the public, third and independent sectors which can offer you career opportunities.
You can also gain qualifications while doing the job, if you choose to and you don’t need to go to college.
You’ll need to get Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership, as this is essential for anyone working in care jobs. The company you work with will help you with this.