Being a CAREGiver
Caring for someone the Home Instead way means helping and supporting your client with their daily needs as you would for your loved ones. It means building on skills you already have in order to develop a fulfilling and rewarding career all while helping seniors to live rich, independent lives. This role is particularly rewarding as you’ll be putting a smile on the faces of local elderly people, who will look forward to your visits and you’ll be helping us make a difference every day.
As a career it encompasses many of the activities above and more including:
- Planning and preparing meals
- Light housework & home help
- Medication reminders
- Running errands
- Engaging in activities like games, memory books, and light exercise
And with an average visiting time of 1.5 hours you will have plenty of time to get to know your client without having to rush. We offer all the support and training you need, an attractive rate of pay and a range of benefits including holiday pay, fuel allowance, a stakeholder pension scheme (April 2017), and the opportunity to study for further qualifications including QCF’s and a City and Guilds accredited course in Alzheimer’s care.
The work you do also allows you to build on the skills you already have to develop a fulfilling, rewarding career helping senior’s live rich, independent lives.
- Applicants will need a valid UK driving license and successful applicants will also need to complete a Disclosure and Barring application (formerly CRB). To learn more about care work and what it means to be a Home Instead CAREGiver in the Peterborough area, please get in touch on 01733 333342 or apply online.
My 92 year old Mother-in-law was very reluctant to have carers of any kind in her home, however when it became obvious that she could no longer manage she reluctantly agreed. She very quickly built up a strong rapport with her carers and came to rely on them. My only regret is that she did not agree to having Home Instead Senior Care earlier.Mrs I (clients family member)