Being a CAREGiver
Looking for a rewarding role?
Being a CAREGiver is ideal for anyone that wants to build a lasting relationship with an older person and make a real difference to their lives.
We support people so that they can stay living independently in their own home. They may need help around the home, guidance with washing and dressing or with carrying groceries back from the supermarket. Maybe they have lost the confidence to go out or have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. It is the flexibility and unique approach of Home Instead that is a great comfort to an older person and their families. Our CAREGivers are carefully matched to the personality and background of our clients, so that interests can be shared and there are strong foundations on which to build an extraordinary relationship.
Empathy, compassion and reliability are much more important than formal experience. Many of our CAREGivers had no previous professional experience. We are a diverse family from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all have their own story to tell. To them, working for Home Instead Senior Care is so much more than "just a job", it is about giving something back and having their own life enriched by performing this role.
Don't just take our word for it, below read genuine comments form our amazing team of CAREGivers following a recent independent survey:
"I have worked in Care all of my professional life in many different areas with many different clients and have found Home Instead to be one of the most positive companies to work for. in recent years, I have felt very supported by the management team and feel well placed with my clients. There is always someone to talk to when you need them. I suffer health problems myself and I have been supported whilst working for Home Instead by caring, helpful supervisors and management. Offering help and advice when needed. there is always someone on the end of the phone."
"I did work for another company in care ..thought that all care jobs were the same as in not proper training in job and calls were like a conveyor belt ..doing one call as fast as you could to get on to next call..homeinstead was nothing like other care company they actually do care about clients."
"I have worked for this company for 15 months they are a fantastic team as a whole, they always listen if I've got a problem they are always to give me their support and advice, and I have learned a lot from my manager and staff in the office."
"I have worked with Home Instead for over 5 years and the company is very good to work for and there is a lot of training to develop you further."
"From my first interview to starting work, Home Instead staff have made me feel the most comfortable I have ever felt about starting a new job. I really appreciate that the scheduler accommodates my hours that fit around my personal life. One of the main things that drew me to home instead is the minimum working hour, I feel that I can accomplish all what the client needs within that time without feeling rushed."
"Office staff friendly and open with any concerns raised. Offer support when requested. It's a privilege to work within an industry that gives people the ability to live at home for as long as possible giving rise to well-being and a place in the community. Generally, appropriate allocated time to give the required care for the client without feeling rushed."
"I would highly recommend this care company..i work for the best care company..wouldn't work for any other.. am really proud to be part of this care company..the bosses and other staff members are always on hand there to support you in your work."
"It is wonderful to always be with the same clients as you develop a close relationship with them."
"I have been working at home instead for nearly a year now. I have always been treated with the up most respect when I visit the office and I have a good relationship with the scheduler. we have good ongoing training and caregiver days where you can speak to colleagues and exchange stories and ideas. All problems are dealt with efficiency and speed."
"This company will allow you to learn and develop if you want to achieve a career in care. They will allow you to gain a sense of achievement in supporting vulnerable elderly people and allowing them to keep their independence and self-respect. We all need that to feel good about ourselves."
"This company cares about the way it provides comfort to an ageing communities in this area, and takes pride in doing so."
"Great place to work. Lovely ethos. Nice office staff Lovely Clients Happy to go to work."
"At Home Instead you feel valued for all the care and support you give, I would like someone to give myself the same care when I am older."
"I love using my skills to enhance my clients' well-being. I have the opportunity to develop new strategies to aid people with early on-set dementia and find this particularly rewarding."
"Good rates of pay, hour long calls minimum, friendly office staff."
"Hour calls are better than most care companies as it gives sufficient time to take care of clients to the best of our ability’s."
"I really enjoy working here it's a positive place and want the best for the employees and the clients."
"After working here for 2+ years it is the only job I still come home with a smile on my face. Knowing I made a difference to somebody."
"I would highly recommend this care company. I work for the best care company. Wouldn’t work for any other. am really proud to be part of this care company. The bosses and other staff members are always on hand there to support you in your work. you"
"The thing I like most is the minimum of an hour with each client and going to the same client so you are able to build a proper relationship with them."
"High standards. Excellent work life balance."
"I believe home instead to be fair and understanding to both client and to caregivers. feel very comfortable working for them."
"They are a good company to work for they care for the client wants and needs better than other company’s I have worked for."
"Great to be given the opportunity to improve people’s lives."
"The hours are flexible and they treat the clients with dignity and respect."
"Home Instead are totally different to any other care company they really do care about the clients and are great to work for."
"I love working for Home Instead Senior Care because you are given the opportunity to do a decent care job with time for the clients. The minimum of 1 hour per client ensures that you are not rushing in and out of a client’s home and also as you are introduced to each client you are able to build a friendly relationship with them and they can learn to bond with us. I know of no other care company who do what we do."
"I love my Job and would have no difficulties in recommending home instead to other people looking for job satisfaction."
"I firmly believe that Home Instead are committed to providing a better class of care through training and support with their caregivers. They want to make a difference. It is a genuine vocation rather than 'just a job'."
I'd just like to say thank you once again for all the support Homeinstead provided in helping to care for my father. We always found your agency to be absolutely reliable and dependable and it would not have been possible to meet my Dad's cherished wish to stay at home for so long without you. The care givers consistently demonstrated competence, compassion and patience when supporting him, but they also took time to look out for my Mum as well. We are really very grateful to all of them.Ms R, clients daughter