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Why were you attracted to a career in care?

I’ve always been passionate about care, which is why I applied to be a Care Assistant at Four Seasons Health Care Group. Our entire team contributes to delivering a high standard of care, professionally and passionately.

What is the best thing about your role?

The best thing is that I have good job satisfaction, the hours are flexible to fit in with my life and I enjoy meeting new people including residents, team members and relatives.

My career is extremely rewarding as I’m making a difference to the lives of our residents. It’s fantastic seeing the results of my hard work and I finish each day feeling satisfied as I know I have done my best to help.

What do you like about your home?

It’s fantastic that we have highly skilled nurses who are always happy to share their knowledge and experiences with me. We also have a lovely atmosphere in the home.

What do you like most about working for the Four Seasons Health Care Group?

The best thing is my work-life balance and the benefits offered to me. Job security and progression is also very important to me and it’s great that Four Seasons Health Care Group can provide this.

Four Seasons Health Care Group has a great management style and a positive friendly culture and I feel there are lots of opportunities within the company.

Have you received any learning and development?

I have received lots of learning and developments opportunities throughout the 10 years that I have been here. I gained a NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care and received regular training in relation to my role. This includes Dementia training, Health and Safety, Infection Control and Basic Life Support training. I have also completed all of my e-learning courses.

Do you have any interests or hobbies?

I began tenpin bowling in 2000 and I now bowl in league tournaments with my friends and family. I have represented Northumberland and achieved a bowler’s pinnacle dream of achieving a perfect 300 game! I love riding roller coasters and visiting theme parks. I have ridden some of the best roller coasters across the UK, Europe and USA.

If you could describe you role in one word, what would it be?

Rewarding!

What advice would you give someone who is considering a career in care?

I have five reasons why you should work in the care sector:

  • Flexibility
  • Qualifications
  • Variety
  • Rewarding
  • The perks – it’s pretty much a win-win!