Being a CAREGiver
Do you have lots of patience, common sense and a great sense of humour?
Would people describe you as ‘kind, honest, trustworthy and reliable?
Are you sensitive and warm with good people skills?
Can you smile when you are having a bad day?
Do you have a genuine desire to spend time with older people?
Are you willing, at times, to go over and above what is expected, to ensure your Client’s needs are met?
Would you be prepared to pull on your snow boots and walk to your Client in bad weather?
Are you ready to be appreciated, supported, cared about and recognised by your employer?
Are you ready to do a job where your actions will make a difference to someone’s life?
If you have answered yes to the above then you sound like you are just the type of person we are looking for. You could be our next CAREGiver.
This isn't just about supporting people in their homes, in any typical week our CAREGivers can be found out and about with their clients taking part in all manner of exciting activities:
Physical activities - playing walking-football, horse riding, swimming, burning a sweat at the gym, a Tai Chi class, a session at the golf driving range, walks in the beautiful countryside, local parks, the river bank and along the coast.
Clubs and hobbies - singing for the brain, the local choir, knit and natter club,art and crafts class, sewing club, attending the WI, book club, the mothers union.
Day to day outings - afternoon tea, morning coffee, out to lunch or dinner, shopping for clothes, home wares, gifts for family, a stroll around local garden centres, retail parks, fish and chips at the seaside, the theatre and cinema.
Imagine being paid to do any of the above with a lady or gentleman that you enjoy spending time with!!
We offer on-going training and support, we also offer specialised Dementia and Alzheimer’s training, and training specific to you and your client.
We can also offer the opportunity to work towards a recognised, industry standard qualification in care. We provide fully funded access to the level 2 and 3 diploma in health and social care.
We like to make the process of joining our team as straightforward as possible and so simply give us a call for a chat or fill in an enquiry form here
As well as the usual police checks and references, we do apply one other rule and that is, "Would I let this person look after someone in my own family?" All of our staff have to pass this test before we would consider them for employment with us.
We are absolutely confident that you will enjoy working as part of our team, many of our CAREGivers have said it is less like a job and more like visiting friend for an hour or two! 100% would recommend Home Instead Durham as a great place to work to their friends and family.
So, if this sounds like it could be for you, pick up the phone and give us a call and you could soon be changing the life an older person.
To Annette, I wouldn't have managed the last few months without your help. Thank you for making mams last weeks so comfortable.T, son of client