A job that makes a difference: What to expect as a Care Professional in Sutton Coldfield?

Different Working Schedules

Morning Shifts: The Early Bird Role

Early risers, this one’s for you! Our morning shifts usually start around 7 or 8 a.m. – right as clients are getting up. During this time, you’ll assist clients with tasks like preparing breakfast, personal grooming, and medication reminders. Morning care is often about helping our clients start their day on a positive note. These times are ideal for individuals who have other commitments in the afternoon or simply enjoy the quietude of mornings.

Evening Shifts: For the Night Owls

Evening shifts generally kick off around 4 p.m. and last until about 9 p.m. or later. Your responsibilities might include preparing dinner, aiding with bedtime routines, and offering companionship. Many clients feel particularly lonely in the evenings, making this a crucial time for social interaction and emotional support.

Live-in Care: The Constant Companion

For those interested in offering round-the-clock support, live-in care roles are perfect. As a live-in Care Professional, you’ll assist with daily chores, offer emotional support, and ensure that medical needs are met. This role allows you to immerse yourself fully in our clients’ lives, providing holistic care that goes beyond the basics. Live in Care Professionals can work 2-3 weeks at a time before taking a break.

Skills Required: More than just care

PrevCaring skills are important in supporting clients at home, but at Home Instead, we look for something more in candidates like you—traits like empathy, understanding, and patience. If you don’t have prior experience in care, don’t worry. Our extensive training will equip you with all the necessary skills to become a brilliant Care Professional.

One-Hour Minimum Visits: Quality over Quantity

Unlike many other care providers in the UK that offer rushed 20-minute, task-focused visits, we have a different approach. Our Care Professionals spend a minimum of one hour with each client. This unhurried approach allows you to get to know your clients on a more personal level, understanding their needs, preferences, and even their little quirks. It also enables you to provide comprehensive, quality care without constantly watching the clock.

Training and Support: Setting You Up for Success

When you join the Home Instead team in Sutton Coldfield, you aren’t just thrown into the deep end. We understand that meeting a new client for the first time can be akin to meeting a stranger, so we make sure to personally introduce you to your clients. This allows both you and the client to get to know each other in a comfortable and friendly setting, almost as if you’re being introduced to a new family member.

Our training doesn’t stop after your initial orientation, either. We offer ongoing support and professional development opportunities to help you excel in your role. Whether it’s additional training modules in specialised care areas or weekly check-ins with your manager, we’re here to support your journey every step of the way.

Next Steps: Your Path to a Rewarding Career

So, you’re interested in taking the first steps toward a fulfilling career in care with Home Instead and Sutton Coldfield? Great, getting started is straightforward. Visit our website to access our quick and easy application process. Once you’ve submitted your application, our Recruiter will get in touch to learn more about you—your interests, your career goals, and what you aim to achieve with us.

In this initial chat, we’ll also discuss the various roles we offer, whether it’s in morning care, evening care, or as a live-in Care Professional. This ensures that you find the role most suited to your lifestyle and skills!

Don’t hesitate; take the first step towards a fulfilling career today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!