I previously worked as a carer for a young gentleman with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. In this roll I worked in a team of round the clock carers, administering medication, showering and dressing him, cooking and cleaning for him, and toilet duties. I found this job to be a very rewarding experience and understand that this kind of roll requires one to be warm and friendly. I believe that the most important thing when caring for someone is communication, with the person being cared for and the care team to insure that things are done safely and correctly to achieve a quality standard of care, and insure a smooth hand over from night staff to day staff. I relished the responsibility of the role, and dealt with any unexpected situations using the training I had acquired to carmly and efficiently resolve any issues.
I understand the importance of confidentiality in care work, and the dignity and privacy that is needed when working in close contact with someone in their day to day life. I have had lots of experience working with people from all different ages and backgrounds, so feel very comfortable working with anyone. I don't have any formal care qualifications, however I am incredibly keen to study and achieve such a qualification. I have done a variety of different types of jobs over the years, from retail, to bar work, to fitting tyres, so I feel comfortable in any role and throw myself completely in to the role I take on without hesitation.
I cared for a young gentleman with limb girdle muscular dystrophy.