The task of the assistant in health and social work is to support
from the nursing management, hospital management and department management in everyday business management, for example by taking on organizational tasks or supporting the nursing staff with basic care.
In order to take up the profession of assistant in health and social services, you should have an organizational talent
without losing track of the stressful everyday life. An assistant in health and social services should be able to deal with numbers, as they will also be entrusted with economic tasks. Since there is also patient contact, a friendly, empathetic and courteous demeanor is also important. As much as sociability is desired, the assistant in health and social services is bound to secrecy.
Prerequisite for training as an assistant in health and social work
In order to be able to learn the profession of assistant in health and social work, the secondary school leaving certificate is required as well as a certificate from a vocational college for health and care I.
Training to become an assistant in health and social work
The training to become an assistant in health and social work lasts 1 year and is carried out at a vocational college. Here the trainees are taught all administrative, organizational and economic tasks and they learn to cope with them. In addition, the trainee assistants in health and social services are taught how to advise relatives and patients on various topics.
Health and social care assistants can work in practices, hospitals and nursing homes. But also with social and health insurance or in the outpatient care service.
Opportunities for professional development as an assistant in health and social work
There is the opportunity to complete further and advanced training measures that qualify you for other areas. There is also the option of being trained as a geriatric nurse or health care clerk if you wish.
Everyday life of the assistant in health and social work
The day-to-day work of the assistant in health and social services varies depending on the place of work. Above all, it consists of organizing, planning and advising patients and relatives. When there is a lot to do, the assistant in health and social work also lends a hand to the nursing staff and helps with the basic care of the patients.
The salary as an assistant varies depending on the employer and also depends on the respective scope of work. The average here is: 1700-1900 euros gross.