Whether you have worked in care for several years or want to try something new, we have CAREGiving vacancies that will give you job satisfaction like no other.
Everyday our CAREGivers make a world of difference to the lives of elderly people. The needs of our clients vary hugely, so there is a vast range of roles and responsibilities amongst our team of CAREGivers. Whether you’re helping clients get dressed or taking them to a coffee morning, it’s incredibly rewarding knowing that you’re giving the care and companionship crucial to somebody’s wellbeing.
Who can care?
We prize a warm heart over previous experience. All you need is a desire to make a difference, and we will train you to deliver the exceptional care we’re known for.
Our CAREGivers join us from a range of sectors, including industries that many wouldn’t associate with care. Often it’s only when they get started that they realise that they have already built a skillset that gives them a head-start in a care role.
Meet our CAREGivers
The story of joining Home Instead is different for each of our CAREGivers. Some stumbled across us by chance, while others actively pursued a career in care.
Here are some of our CAREGivers and their journey into Home Instead.
A proud CAREGiver at our Newcastle under Lyme office, Andrea spent a few years working as a flight attendant. She says that this has helped her forge a successful career in care. Andrea comments: “In my role in the airline industry I was caring for people in the sky! Very often I had to assist elderly passengers into their seats. On every flight I would have to consider the dietary needs of passengers. Experience like that has helped me meet the needs of clients in my role as a CAREGiver.”
Sian is an opera singer who works for Home Instead Ruislip & Harrow. Some might consider the arts as a sector far removed from care, but Sian would disagree! She comments: “As an opera singer, communicating effectively and articulately is paramount for me, and it’s key to being a good CAREGiver too. I’m used to meeting new casts and striking up good relationships that enable us to work well together. My experience in the arts adds a lot of fun for my clients – I’ve even performed while doing my client’s ironing!”
Now working as a recruitment and retention coordinator for our Bedford office, Hannah’s experience with Home Instead began as a live-in CAREGiver. Fresh from university, she decided she wanted to give back to the elderly people in the area who had done a lot for her. Discussing the role of a live-in CAREGiver, she comments: “Spending so much time with a client, you bond with them enormously. The day ranges from the morning routine and getting the client ready for the day, to planning activities that keep them entertained. I saw my client’s confidence grow thanks to them getting out and about, and it was so rewarding seeing them develop like this.”
Become a CAREGiver at Home Instead
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