Hired Not Retired

In line with our “You Can Care” campaign, we sat down with our wonderful CAREGiver Rowena and asked  why she chose to come out of retirement and join us here at Home Instead Southend.

"Over 3 years ago I took early retirement and initially took some time out.  However, after a while I decided I wanted to get back into work but only part time.  My first job after retirement was working in a sandwich shop which I enjoyed immensely interacting with the public. This job came to an end and initially I was not sure what direction to go in. My family and friends suggested that as I enjoyed meeting and caring for people that a job within the care industry would be a great fit.

I was attracted to working for Home Instead due to their reputation and their comprehensive training plan. What also attracted me to this company was the fact that you spend a minimum of an hour with each client which enabled you to build a rapport with them and provide them with high level care. When looking at other care companies so many of them seemed to be a quick 20 minutes or less call out and I felt that I would have been unhappy in being unable to provide a better service.

As well as talking and sharing lifetime experiences with my clients I also get to take part in some fun activities such as playing the organ with one client, taking another client out for a lovely walk along the seafront.

Although having only been there a short time, I already feel a very valid member of the team and I value the constructive feedback within the company. (I have already received two Star CAREGivers awards). In addition, I really like the fact that this company is so supportive to their employees.

I really value the flexibility of the role as this allows me to have a work and life balance. I would recommend anybody coming out of retirement and looking for a rewarding and varied employment to seriously consider this company. I wish I had worked for this company years ago."

Are you retired and feel like you’ve got more to give? Do you want to spend time making a real difference to someone’s life? Why not consider becoming a CAREGiver with Home Instead Southend like Rowena.

Apply today or call Kayleigh our recruiter on 01702 787236 

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