Use the Pandemic as Inspiration for a New Career
We can’t escape the fact that 2020 has been one of the strangest years on record. We are all trying to adjust to the ‘new normal’ in education, which is still changing as times move on. The importance and significance of the healthcare sector has been widely recognised due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As a result, we have seen the government and private healthcare organisations stepping up their recruitment of healthcare managers and leaders. This isn’t just with the view to handle further disease outbreaks, but to keep the population both mentally and physically well. With the country in a recession, and unemployment rates rocketing, now may well be a good time to begin a new career in health management.
Health & Social Care Assessors
There has never been a better time to become a health & social care Assessor. In order to assess within this sector, you have to be extremely motivated, organised and flexible in your approach. It is important that you take the time to understand and support the needs of your learners, to enable them to deliver a better level of care. There are also some more specific skills that you will require:
- The ability to motivate others
- Extensive knowledge of the health & social care industry
- Good presentation skills for delivering staff training
- Problem-solving skills
Health & social care Assessors are often out on the road travelling to various care home settings in order to carry out assessments. Therefore you are able to work from home, and as many studies have concluded, remote workers are often happier and more productive.
Another benefit of becoming a health & social care Assessor is that as you will be assessing in training and development, you will often be working alongside local colleges. Giving you the opportunity to work in a variety of learning environments, which is always a good way to expand your professional network too.
How Brooks & Kirk Can Help
In order to become a qualified Assessor within any sector, you will need to complete an Assessor qualification. If you are hoping to assess learners both within their workplace and within learning environments (which is very important for health & social care Assessors), you need to complete the CAVA qualification. This is the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement which we offer as a distance learning course. Meaning that you can study from the comfort of your own home, with our tutors on hand to support you if you need it.
To find out more about becoming a Health & Social Care Assessor, please give us a call on 01205 805 155 and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Steve is a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
He provides Educational Consultancy to the 19+ sector as well as being an Assessor, IQA, EPA and Digital Marketing Professional. When not doing any of these he finds time, every now and then, to write blogs and articles.