If you have always been the type of person that loves helping people and loves interacting with people, you may want to consider a career as a care giver. For those who love helping people and doing social service, being a care giver can be a very rewarding career. However, before you embark on a career as a care giver, there are many questions that you will need to ask yourself.
Important points to keep in mind
One thing you need to keep in mind is that being a professional care giver is very different from helping an old lady across the street or volunteering at an elder’s home or an orphanage from time to time. Becoming a care giver means that you will need to do this every single day without choice or without much of a break. It also means that the people you interact with the most will be elderly, sick people who may not be a lot of fun and may not make the best conversation as opposed to a conventional work place where you will interact with people your own age and you enjoy a quick laugh and some social time with your colleagues while you have lunch with them. You may need to get Dubai health authority registration in order to become a care giver.
You will need to check on the rules and regulation in your own town with regard to becoming a care giver. You may need to take a first aid course in Dubai for example.
Being a care giver also means that you will need to deal with some or many unpleasant situations because sick people and elderly people will throw up, they will have times when they may not make it to the bathroom in time and there will be times when they are very sick when a bathroom is not an option at all. You will need to ask yourself if you can manage these situations and do so without complaint or visible regret. It is important for you to keep in mind that you have taken on a responsibility and unlike a normal job, it would be unethical for you to simply quit your job. Another thing you will need to keep in mind is that these people that you taking care of are human too and therefore they too feel shame and upset at their situation and one of your main duties will be to comfort them and let them know that it is alright and that you are there for them.