Being a CAREGiver
Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives and get paid for it?
Are you looking to work for a company that cares about its employees?
At Home Instead Senior Care we are extremely passionate about the quality of the service we provide. We offer a minimum of a 1 hour call and you will support regular clients, allowing you to build long standing relationships.
We are looking for enthusiastic, flexible and passionate people to join our team. We have clients looking for support in Oxford, Kidlington, Witney and the surrounding areas.
We offer an attractive salary, varied working hours, fantastic career opportunities, mileage allowance and the ability to make a real difference.
No experience is necessary – full training and support will be provided.
If you would like to work in a fast growing, fun and professional organisation then please give us a call on 01865 841362 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentation of CareGiver of the year Award 2016
During our Christmas celebrations with clients and CareGivers this year, we presented our CareGiver of the year award. This CareGiver always goes the extra mile for her clients. She is more than happy to tend to her client’s needs and liaises well with both the office team and family members.
She gets on well with everyone that she spends time with and we have received positive feedback from all her clients and their families.
Some of the things that her clients say about her include:
I am so happy to see Fiona in the morning; she is so helpful and kind
Fiona has a never ending smile, she is always cheerful
Fiona has worked for Home Instead since joining the team in March 2010. She was presented with a bouquet of flowers and a cinema gift box for two
Name: Gemma Szucs
Gemma is a mother of two from Woodstock. She joined Home Instead in November. Previously, she was also a laboratory manager (an interesting talking point!). In her spare time Gemma enjoys photography and walking her border terrier.
What are the best aspects of being a caregiver?
“I really enjoy building relationships with clients and their families. Often clients are initially unhappy when they have been assigned a caregiver. They may feel they ‘do not need help’. When you gain their trust and build a genuine relationship with them, this often changes to the extent that they look forward to your visits, which is very rewarding. On a practical level, the flexible hours mean that I can fit my care work around running my 6 year old to primary school.”
What are the hardest parts of your job?
“Again, it is probably initially building trust with your clients, especially those with dementia, who may require more time for them to open up to you.”
What would you say to anyone considering a career in care?
“I think that it takes a certain type of person to be a caregiver and it’s not a universal role. It’s great for making new friends, and is very rewarding. Of all the jobs I have had it is easily the best. This job allows me to meet interesting people with wonderful stories. As a caregiver, you make a real difference to people, and in some instances you may be the only person they see all day.”
‘I .... have found a carer who makes me feel good about myself. She gives me confidence to do things I would not try on my own. Her infectious personality gives me a real boost.’Client