Being a CAREGiver
Are you looking for part time work that can give you immense job satisfaction as well as flexible working hours?
Home Instead Milton Keynes is always looking for genuine and committed people to work with our clients in their own homes. We deliver services that are very different and help older people in the community to stay living happily and safely in their own homes for longer.
Our aim is to become known in the area for providing the very best non-medical care for all adults living at home.
We employ only the best people who we would feel happy to have looking after our own parents and so whilst previous experience may be helpful, it is by no means essential. The most important attributes we look for are a caring and empathetic nature, reliability and enthusiasm!
When you join the Home Instead team you will receive full training that will give you the confidence to work with clients and provide them with a friendly face that they trust and look forward to seeing on a regular basis.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A HOME INSTEAD CAREGIVER
To give you an insight into what it is like to work for Home Instead, one of our staff members has written her own ‘Day in the Life’.
A typical day might begin with a call starting at 8.15am with a client who requires help with washing, dressing and breakfast preparation. The client may be elderly and infirm, or confined to bed. Such a call may need two carers to be in attendance, in which case we would work as a team, adopting a routine to suit the client. The visit would usually last an hour, and then I would travel straight to the next call. This one could involve some shopping and then companionship for the rest of the hour.
At midday, I may return to my first client to prepare lunch, attend to personal needs and make sure they are settled for the afternoon. On another day, I may visit a gentleman who has restricted mobility, who needs help to clean his house and change the bedclothes. Over time, as he gains trust, this call will develop into companionship too – we can always make time for a cup of tea and a chat!
Routine calls can mean a return visit to a client who needs an evening meal preparing, and then some personal care so that they are ready for bedtime. Other clients may enjoy going out for a walk, being accompanied on shopping trips or visiting a place of interest. My working day is always varied, and my own lifestyle means that I can be flexible about the times I am available. At Home Instead we work together to meet clients’ needs, and build relationships over time with carers visiting the same people. It is very satisfying to know that you have helped someone to maintain a good quality of life in their own home, sometimes by doing the simplest of tasks.
If you would like to find out more about becoming a member of our growing team, please do call for a chat or make an appointment to come in and discuss opportunities in detail.
WHAT DO OUR STAFF SAY ABOUT US?
Home Instead is a great company to work for the office are wonderful so supportive and have really helped me when I've needed it I've met some wonderful clients and it's a joy to be part of their lives. I love helping other people I like to know that I've gone in and brightened someones day up I feel happy to know I can make a difference in their lives.
Miss H CAREGiver from Old Wolverton
Home Instead Senior Care is possibly the best organisation I've ever worked for- service to workers and clients is excellent. Rules are in accordance with national policies and they are adhered to, and training is thorough and appropriate. Employees are treated like human beings and allowed to have a life outside the job- our health and family needs respected. Client visits are long enough for us to be able to do things properly, and sufficient travelling time is allowed between clients. Communication between office and employees is excellent, and employees are well supported- stress levels are consequently very low.
M.R CAREGiver from Milton Keynes
Lidia, Betty and Melanie receiving service awards from Sarah and Sue
It is a daunting experience to have an elderly relative who is unable to cope for themselves. It's equally daunting to find people to provide professional care who not only have the right skills and experience but are also 'carers' in the real sense of the word. Unlike some companies, Home Instead avoids providing a package where the person being cared for has to fit in with the design of the package. Instead they start with the needs of the customer and provide care that meets those needs in the best possible way. This means that care is flexible and adapts to changing circumstances. Home Instead spent time getting to know my mother as an individual so she felt valued and 'special'. I have only praise for the high quality of care that Home Instead provides.Mr MA - Buckingham