Celebrating our colleagues this Professional Care Workers week

15 September 2023

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This Professional Care Workers week, we’re celebrating ALL our colleagues who work to make every day better for our residents.

There are lots of teams that make up Exemplar Health Care, and each one plays an equal part in our mission to support adults living with a range of complex needs.

We’re proud of the kindness and dedication shown by all our colleagues every day. Upholding our core values is at the heart of everything they do.

In this article, we answer some important questions about working in care, including:

  • What is Professional Care Workers week?
  • What does working in care involve?
  • What career progression is there for care workers?
  • What do our colleagues say about working in care?


What is Professional Care Workers week?

Professional Care Workers week is a celebration of Care Workers and the essential work they do to support others every day.

It’s a chance for those both inside and outside of the sector to show appreciation for the positive impact care workers have on people’s lives.

Whether you’re a Health Care Assistant, a Maintenance Technician or Activities Coordinator, this week is an opportunity to recognise the efforts you make for our residents.

This week is also a great opportunity to encourage more people to consider a career working in the care sector. It doesn’t matter if you’re a recent school leaver, or looking for a career change, what’s most important is that you want to care!


What does working in care involve?

At Exemplar Health Care, our colleagues go above and beyond to make every day better for the people living in our homes.

Our mission is to provide person-centred care to support our residents to maximise their independence and live their best lives.

Each person we support has their own goals, and it is our role to help them achieve these, whether that’s making a cup of tea, starting a new hobby, or going away for a weekend.

Although no two days are the same, you can guarantee when working in care, each day you leave feeling as though you have made a difference.


What career progression is there for care workers?

In some careers, there’s an obvious path to follow, but in social care, there are lots of options. For example, if you start out as a Health Care Assistant, you could end up almost anywhere!

We pride ourselves on offering great learning and development opportunities at Exemplar Health Care.

Whether you’d like to progress from Health Care Assistant to Head Housekeeper, or Registered Nurse to Home Manager, we have the training and support ready to help you on your way.


What do our colleagues say about working in care?

We know that our colleagues are what make us the outstanding that company that we are. Here’s just a few of the things that our colleagues tell us about working in care at Exemplar Health Care:

Ella, Health Care Assistant at Dearnevale in Grimethorpe

“I have a lot of fun here and having fun with the service users is one of the best parts of the role because you get to see them with smiles on their faces, laughs and you’re creating memories for them which is nice.

“I always wanted to work in health care. I always like putting other peoples interests before my own, and it’s satisfying working here and helping others.”

Karl, Activities Coordinator at Edgewater care home in Wallasey

“I love that I have an impact on people’s lives. Having a positive effect on people that just need someone to care for them is what makes this job perfect for me. It’s honestly one of the best jobs I’ve ever had.”

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If you’ve been inspired to take your next step with Exemplar Health Care, visit our online job search to see our current vacancies.