Could Caregiving be the New Career For You?

Local care company Home Instead Harrogate, Ripon and Thirsk,  who support people living in their own homes within our local community has recently been celebrating length of service with their team.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown ,  the employees at Home Instead were treated to a celebratory lunch to acknowledge their hard work and commitment for anniversaries of 3 or 5 years or more.  

Despite the challenges of lockdown,  the restaurant meal has been  replaced with a personal hamper of choice for the employee to enjoy at home.     

Sheena Van Parys , co-owner of Home Instead states; “ it is so important to acknowledge and reward length of service for our employees, our CAREGivers do a fantastic  job each and every day caring for  residents in our community. They are highly experienced  and professional individuals who really want to make a difference to someone’s life. Here at Home Instead we believe that caregiving is a career and not just  a short term fix until something else comes along. We offer award winning training and a development journey for each employee who joins our team and wants to have a rewarding long career ”.   

If you have ever cared for a loved one before or if you enjoy interacting with others and want to pursue an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of  people, caregiving might be the career for you.

We are looking for people to join our team with a desire to build great relationships with our clients. As part of our campaign, #youcancare, we’re encouraging people to consider working in care who may not have before.

If you’re thinking about it, here is a list of top qualities that make a great Home Instead CAREGiver:

.  Those who provide care to others need to be patient. Sometimes, things may not go as quickly as planned, and there may be a little hesitation at times on the part of the person receiving care. Remaining calm and patient no matter how stressful the task at hand is a really important skill.

Kindness and empathy
. A little kindness goes such a long way. Being kind often requires courage and strength and there are many opportunities to practice kindness when caring for clients.

It is important when providing care to people in their own homes to be attentive to the needs and changes that might take place. The very nature of care means that things can change quickly. Listening, noticing changes in routine or behaviour and taking action are all crucial to providing high quality care.

. Someone who is in need of care has lost some degree of independence and they have to be able to depend on the person or people providing care to them. A dependable CAREGiver is someone who arrives on-time and provides the highest level of care, every time.

. Having a strong moral compass means that you do the right thing, not the easy thing. Being trustworthy, honest, and compassionate are key traits to have as a CAREGiver.

If this sounds like the job for you, please phone our Home Instead Recruitment Team on  Harrogate 01423 789634, Ripon 01765 530400, Thirsk 01845 440510 or email: [email protected] or visit
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