Why I Became A Care Assistant

At Bluebird Care Southend & Rochford, our care assistants are the heart of our business. These are stories by our staff about why they chose to work in homecare, and allows you an insight into their day-to-day lives as a care assistant. Read some of the special stories our staff have to tell about their experiences working for Bluebird Care Southend & Rochford.

If after reading our staff stories you are eager to learn more about us, please view our vacancies page or contact our friendly team on 01702 474274.


Tracy's Story

I decided to work for Bluebird Care because I had experience in the sector having worked in residential homes for 25 years. I preferred the idea of working in the community and in client’s home where they are most comfortable. The hours were also more flexible which fitted in with my family life.
 
I decided to become a care assistant because I am naturally caring by nature and like looking after others. It is rewarding to give someone a better quality of life if I am able to do so. I feel strongly that there is no place like home and that care in the community is a positive alternative to care homes.
 
I have worked with Bluebird Care for 15 months and in residential care for 25 years. I have an NVQ 2 and an A level in palliative care. I have medication, health and safety and dementia training. I am also a qualified first aider with St. John's ambulance. I find it most satisfying that my job makes a real difference to people's lives. I enable them to maintain their dignity and achieve independence. I have gained experience in being good company and have good communication skills for someone who is alone. I get to meet interesting people with the most fascinating life stories.
 
The management team are very supportive, helpful and knowledgeable and always on hand for advice. They have a brilliant reputation. They offer a personal service that matches each client’s needs for the most comfortable support. If I am ever worried or uncertain about anything they will always be in the office or on the end of the phone, ready to help with anything us care assistants need.


Sarah's Story

I decided to work for Bluebird Care Southend & Rochford because I liked their ethics and the company and staff were very friendly and welcoming. I became a care assistant because I enjoy helping people. I have worked for the company for just over a year this was my first job as a care assistant. Bluebird Care offered me great training and I am currently working on my level 2 NVQ in health and social care.
 
The most satisfying thing for me working as a care assistant is helping people to continue to live as independently as possible. I feel like I have gained good communication and people skills working as a care assistant. The management staff are a brilliant support to us, any problems or concerns we may have are listened to and dealt with promptly. 

 

Terence's Story

I've been a care assistant for 3 years. I wanted to work for Bluebird Care because it is a very professional company that feeds the needs of its clients and workers. I also feel that I can progress to bigger and better opportunities whilst working here.
 
My mum has been a Nurse for 20 years, and I've always wanted to follow her footsteps. So l felt being a care assistant would help me gain experience to one day become a nurse.
 
I've been working for Bluebird Care Southend & Rochford for about two months. I am also working to get my care certificate, with the support of the company.