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Signs a Career as a Care Manager is for You

Signs a Career as a Care Manager is for You

Signs a Career as a Care Manager is for You

A Care Manager is responsible for the daily operation of a care setting and ensuring the service provided meets national care standards. This includes managing and recruiting staff and managing budgets. Here are the signs you’d make a good care manager:


You have…


  • a passion for working with people and providing person-centred care
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to communicate with a range of people
  • excellent written skills for writing reports
  • leadership and management skills, with the ability to motivate others
  • the capacity to work under pressure and to take a problem-solving approach to work
  • effective organisational and time-management skills with the ability to prioritise your own and others’ workload
  • numerical skills for managing budgets
  • an understanding of accountability to ensure compliance with company policies and regulatory requirements.


You want to…


  • ensure the delivery of quality, person-centred care
  • manage budgets and the financial effectiveness of the setting
  • recruit, train and supervise staff
  • chair meetings and deliver training
  • maintain quality standards and ensure health and safety compliance
  • ensure any regulatory activity, such as personal care and administering medicines, is delivered within regulations
  • provide information, advice and support to residents’ families
  • organise activities for residents and actively promote their independence
  • liaise with and maintain partnerships with other local community organisations.


You don’t mind…


  • Shifts, evening and weekend work and some on-call duties in the event of an emergency.


Getting started


Although a degree isn’t essential for care management, having a relevant degree qualification will improve your employability. 

Possessing qualifications in management and leadership would be useful, as would further qualifications in a specialism such as dementia. A higher apprenticeship can provide this managerial experience.

Most care manager jobs require management experience in a relevant field so try to gain this experience in a way that can be clearly demonstrated to an employer; you might discuss adding responsibilities to your job description with your manager or apply for a deputy care manager position.


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