“Working in care is rewarding: I like to go the extra mile and I and get a lot of fulfilment from helping others.”
That was the key message from Tracy King, who is Registered Manager for Triangle Home Care Bournemouth, during her presentation at the Career in Care recruitment show at the Marsham Court Hotel on 27 April.
Her I Care… Ambassador’s talk was aimed at anyone thinking about a career in social care.
Tracy – who was 17 when she first began studying a Family Community Care BTEC course – outlined the skills and experiences that new care staff need, such as a caring attitude and an interest in working with people – together with the qualifications they can work towards to enhance their career and employability, including the Care Certificate.
Tracy has now worked in care for over 20 years in a wide variety of roles. For example, she has been a care assistant within nursing homes, care homes and community settings; she has been a support worker for young people, offenders, people with learning disabilities and people with drug, alcohol or mental health issues in community, local authority and prison settings, as well as a housing officer. Her qualifications now include a degree in Health and Social care and an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Triangle Community Services also had an information stand at the Bournemouth Career in Care show. A key attraction for visitors showcased two of Tracy’s big loves outside of work – cupcakes and her dog Jerry!
Triangle Community Services are part of the Friends of the Elderly Group. Find out more about working for Friends of the Elderly and Triangle Community Services.