Your Guide to a Career That’s as Rewarding as it is Meaningful
Helping people in need reach their potential. Being there so an elderly person can live independently or supporting a child with disabilities to reach their next goal. Being a Support Worker is all about making a positive impact. It’s about going home every day knowing you made a real difference in someone’s life and building a career that counts. If you’re interested in Support Work, you’ll have thought about this - but do you know the many other advantages this role offers? And how about the benefits of working with TTM Healthcare Solutions as a Support Worker? Here’s an introduction as to why this healthcare pathway could be just what you’re looking for…
What is a Support Worker?
Support Work is a type of Social Care, and the role is varied as every person has different needs. Essentially, a Support Worker is there to help look after the well-being of people in their daily lives, including those living with different physical disabilities or mental health needs, and the elderly who may need help to take care of themselves. Support Workers work in many different settings, including intellectual disability services, supported living services, child and elderly care as well as out in the community and in people’s homes.
Why Be a Support Worker: The Big 5 Benefits
1. You Make a Difference
You truly have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the people you work with - their health, their dignity and their happiness. As a Support Worker you can provide physical support, such as helping with personal care or assisting someone with a disability. You can give emotional support to service users and their families and contribute to a person’s healthcare by administering medication. Helping an individual live their best life possible is a key responsibility, so you can be important in encouraging the development of personal skills or hobbies, connecting those you support to community groups or teaching life skills such as shopping or managing money. In these and so many other ways, a Support Worker’s role is a valuable and respected one. You will have challenging and demanding days, but you will always enjoy the sense of purpose that comes with doing work that has meaning. And of course, no two days are the same, so your work is always interesting..
2. You Enjoy Job Security
In Ireland, where we have an aging population and a growing need for support services, there is a high demand for Support Workers. This means job security is good and opportunities are many and varied.
3. You Have Flexibility
Support Worker jobs can offer flexible schedules - helping you balance work with other commitments such as education or family life. And whether you’re looking for part-time or full-time work - the choice is there.
4. You Can Grow Your Career
With many employers offering training and development opportunities, you’re well-placed to build new skills and advance your career. From specialising in a specific type of care to building your leadership skills - it’s a future full of potential, with personal and professional growth unlimited. Potential to progress into Team Leader and Service Manger positions.
5. You’re Part of a Supportive Community
As a Support Worker you’ll join a team of like-minded people who share your passion for helping others. Working in such a supportive, positive environment, with people who really care, can make such a difference to your job satisfaction and personal happiness.
To work as a Support Worker you need:
- A minimum of Level 5 or 6 in Healthcare or Childcare / Level 7 or 8 in Psychology or Social Care.
- Some experience in a relevant background.
- Eligibility to work in Ireland.
Why Work With TTM as a Support Worker?
Partner with TTM in your career as a Support Worker and you’re assured of:
Choice and Variety
As Ireland’s leading talent management specialist that’s wholly dedicated to healthcare, we have built up a reputation for offering the best jobs with the widest choice. We are the largest Permanent Social Care agency in Ireland - working with private and voluntary organisations and placing candidates in all Social Care settings. In addition, we can place Support Workers in Temporary jobs in public, private and voluntary/not-for-profit organisations across residential, shared care, outreach, day services and more.
Quality, choice, range, hours and flexibility - you enjoy it all.
We’re here to make your job search and placement smooth and hassle-free. We handle all the paperwork, take care of compliance, make life easier.
Knowledge and Understanding
Our deep knowledge of healthcare means we understand and have insight into the services we work with and what you as a Support Worker are looking for - to offer you the job that suits you best.
From the big to the little things - we’re here for you and will always go out of our way to help.
Our own TTM Training department is the convenient and trusted way to meet your mandatory training and continuous development needs.
From market-leading rates of pay to membership of our Perks at Work Rewards Programme, we recognise your value.