Our clients trust us. They will rely on you to listen carefully to what they need, take an interest in them and deliver excellent care. If you enjoy interacting with older individuals and want to pursue an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of older people, caregiving might be the career for you.
The central and most important part of a CAREGiving role with Home Instead is offering companionship and conversation. Each of our CAREGivers is matched to a client based on mutual interests and hobbies to encourage a strong relationship to develop.
We believe you need this understanding and bond to be able to care for someone as if they were a member of your own family. Indeed, many of our CAREGivers do not have formal experience of working as a carer before they join our team, but have looked after a family member and want to make a difference to an older person’s life by using the experience they have gained.
Our service is companionship led and so a considerable responsibility of a CAREGiver is to stimulate and encourage the client through a range of different activities that sustain or improve their quality of life. A CAREGiver’s responsibilities can also include accompanying clients to appointments and social events, light housekeeping, planning and preparing meals and helping with daily living routines.
We are looking for friendly, kind, compassionate people who like to spend time with older people and build a friendly but professional relationship. Therefore we don’t believe in onerous application forms, we prefer to meet face to face for a chat to make sure you match our values and most importantly for you to see what Home Instead is all about. Don’t worry if you don’t have sector experience, we have extensive training and on-going development opportunities that will enable to you deliver our special brand of relationship-led care.
So if this sounds like you, either call us now on 0300 012 0123 or apply now.
A Role as a Live-in CAREGiver
Some of our clients need more than hourly care. If you’re able to be a trusted companion, we’d love you to consider our live-in CAREGiver roles. Not only is it crucial to meet our clients’ practical needs; some also seek a source of comfort throughout the day. Our live-in CAREGivers provide care for a set number of hours daily and reside in the home of a client. The CAREGiver helps with daily activities depending on the client’s needs, whether that’s light housework and cooking, or assisting with bathing and getting dressed. When not working their agreed hours, live-in CAREGivers are able to rest, sleep and enjoy regular daily activities that they would normally do. Having a constant familiar face makes a huge difference to some of our clients. That’s why being a live-in CAREGiver is so rewarding.Want to apply for a Live-in Care role? Apply here.