...and Social Care is a secure job. An aging population means our services are always needed – in fact we’re expanding our team to meet demand.
What is care work? Care is about getting to know the client, their likes/dislikes, engaging in their past life and experiences and from this knowledge developing a rapport that enables recognition of small changes, so you can adapt support. It’s also about maintaining dignity and respect. Care’s more than a job, it’s a vocation.
Is it hard work? Yes – but knowing you’ve made a real difference in someone’s life makes it all worth-while. There’s nothing like the feeling of a thank you from the client/their family.
Does it involve weekends? Yes – most clients need some support every day.
Some are early risers; hence the 7am start – to help them get up, showered, give medication, breakfast etc; i.e. fairly minor support. Calls during the day may be for just a chat, to make a cuppa or do some domestic tasks. Not all of our clients are early to bed – hence we work until 10pm. And yes, some of our clients have a much greater need for support.
Is previous experience essential? No, it isn’t…what’s essential is:
We work in teams covering the hours of 7am – 2pm and 4pm – 10pm; 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Our Carers work anything from two to six hours at a time, depending on their circumstances and the requirements of our clients.
Full DBS checks are carried out on all staff and two references obtained.
To send us your cv, click 'Apply now' at the top of this page; read the job description or call us on 01584 856586 for more information.