CAREGIVERS: Our Real-life Superheroes
Our CAREGivers are the most important people within Home Instead Senior Care.
These are the hardworking and committed people who represent us wonderfully out in the community. They are responsible for delivering the exceptional, quality of care which we have become synonymous with.
We receive many applications but only work with those that we feel share the same morals and that will work towards the same aim; 'To deliver care just like a family member would'.
We look for those displaying compassion, dedication and inspiration.
To make sure we have the best people working on our team, each CAREGiver must pass an Enhanced DBS check and provide 4 references.
Through ongoing support and training, our CAREGivers continually grow in confidence and expand their expertise.
We also offer the opportunity to complete external qualifications, with full support from the management team right through to completion.
Kele Larkin- Coordinator (Denbighshire South)
I am Kele and I am the Team Leader for Denbighshire South.
I work closely with the Care Manager, Senior Caregivers and a team of Caregivers in Denbighshire South to provide clients in this area with a high quality of care for their individual needs.
I have my QCF Level 2 in Health and Social Care and I am presently completing towards my QCF Level 3. I am also qualified to train the Caregivers in Manual Handling and train in Medication.
I started my career in Hairdressing but I always wanted to do something within nursing and started my nursing qualifications in Southport whilst being a volunteer in nursing at a nunnery. I then raised my family whilst working in Hospitality as a supervisor and started working in the Care Sector in 2013 in Domiciliary Care.
I started working with Home Instead Senior Care in 2018 as a Caregiver in Denbighshire South and progressed to team leader and I am now the Care Coordinator for Denbighshire South.
My role with Home Instead Senior Care involves taking on new clients with consultations and completing individual Care Plans meeting the needs of each individual and interacting with both family and Professionals, completing Service Reviews and Quality Assurance. I share the Emergency On Call phone on a rota basis also. I support my Senior Caregivers with Client visits and the introduction of Caregivers to new clients and ensure that my schedules are up to date and ready for the caregivers.
Sarah Jones - Coordinator (Conwy West)
My name is Sarah Jones I live in Llanrwst which has always been my home town where I live with my daughter and 2 dogs Alfie and Alice.
I have worked as a community care worker since 2014 where I went on to gain my level 3 diploma in health and social care. I have worked with adults with learning disabilities for a charity run company (mencap). I enjoy going for walks with my family and having film nights.
I am a very bubbly person, full of smiles and laughter.
I am a very caring person and people always say they find me approachable and very easy to talk to i make friends every where i go.
I started with HISC in Nov 2020 and overview and schedule rotas for CAREGivers and Clients. I ensure all our clients needs are met on their calls. I carry out supervisions with our CAREGivers and work on their personal development with them. As a Coordinator I liase with families, outside professional bodies and social services.
Rebecca Roebuck - Coordinator (Conwy East)
My name is Becs and I coordinate the Conwy East area.
I have 5 years’ experience within the care sector.
In my current role I work closely with the Care Manager, and teams of Seniors and Caregivers to provide clients with a high quality of care according to their individual needs.
I have my QCF Level 2 in Health and Social Care and I am working towards my QCF Level 3.
I will be completing a Dementia course in 2021 to enable me to support our CAREGiver’s to offer their support to our clients living with Dementia and deliver City and Guilds accredited Dementia training.
I started with Home Instead in 2018 as a CAREGiver, quickly progressing to a Senior CAREGiver.
In April of 2020 I was promoted to my current position. I am passionate about being able to make a difference to people’s lives and this is a value I will hold for my lifetime. I thoroughly enjoy my work.
Ciara Davies - Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator
I started at Home Instead part-time in February 2021 doing marketing. I fell in love with the job straight away, shorty after I progressed to full-time as a Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator.
I take care of our social media/ marketing aspects and keep an eye on job ads, keeping CAREGivers flowing in to the company. I love helping people in an way I can and working with the Home Instead team has been a dream to me, everyone is so lovely and approachable, I feel I have settled in well into the role.
It's a pleasure working in the care sector and knowing what I do positively affects our lovely clients.
Kim Tomlinson- Training Coordinator
I am Kimberley Tomlinson, I am the training Co Ordinator for home instead, I have over 10 years’ experience in the care sector. I have worked for home instead since February 2019, I started as a caregiver, then progressed to senior caregiver now I am the Training co Ordinator for home instead.
I have an NVQ 2 & 3 in Health and Social care, along with a Hons Degree in Health and Social care with Sociology, and an MA in Education.
I am passionate about helping those in the community which is why I am delighted to be able to give training to existing staff and potential recruits to be part of the home instead team
My name is Cheryl Williams and I started with the company as a CAREGiver in November 2019. I loved the role from my first shift, and nothing has changed since then. I continue to enjoy every aspect of care.
Within 6 months I moved to a Senior CAREGiver role and enjoyed the challenges it gave me.
I was then approached in March 2021 to take on the role as Area Co-ordinator for Denbigh South. I have enjoyed all the challenges that this new role is bringing me.