Qualities that people need to work in care
While every role requires core life skills like teamwork and problem solving, it's your values, behaviour and attitude that will set you apart. So if you're the sort of person who treats others with respect, listens to their needs, understands their emotions, and is warm, kind and honest, then adult social care could be the career for you.
Everyone working in adult social care needs a good standard of English, as well as numeracy and digital skills. You will need to be a self-starter, as well as being able to work as part of a team.
Additional skills required to work in adult social care include:
- organisational skills
- good listening and communication skills
- the ability to understand and follow policies and procedures
- good writing skills to fill in care plans