Do you have lots of patience and a great sense of humour?
Are you sensitive and warm with good people skills?
Do you have a genuine desire to spend time with older people?
Are you willing, at times, to go over and above what is expected, to ensure your client’s needs are met?
Do you wear your heart on your sleeve?
Would you be prepared to pull on your snow boots and walk to your client in bad weather?
Are you ready to be appreciated, supported, cared about and recognised by your employer?
Are you ready to do a job where your actions will make a difference to someone’s life?
If you have answered yes to the above then you sound like you are just the type of person we are looking for. You could be our next CAREGiver.
All our visits are for at least an hour, often longer.
This isn't just about supporting people in their homes, and although some clients need a hand to get up and dressed in a morning, in any typical week our CAREGivers can be found out and about with their clients taking part in all manner of exciting activities:
Physical activities - playing walking-football, horse riding, swimming, burning a sweat at the gym, a Tai Chi class, a session at the golf driving range, walks in the beautiful countryside, local parks, the river bank and along the coast.
Clubs and hobbies - singing for the brain, the local choir, knit and natter club,art and crafts class, sewing club, attending the WI, book club, the mothers union.
Day to day outings - afternoon tea, morning coffee, out to lunch or dinner, shopping for clothes, home wares, gifts for family, a stroll around local garden centres, retail parks, fish and chips at the seaside, the theatre and cinema.
Imagine being paid to do any of the above with a lady or gentleman that you enjoy spending time with!! No wonder our CAREGivers say they love this job!
We offer on-going training and support, we also offer specialised Dementia and Alzheimer’s training, and training specific to you and your client.
As well as the usual police checks and references, we do apply one other rule and that is, "Would I let this person look after my mum or dad?" All of our staff have to pass this test before we would consider them for employment with us. We call it the 'mum test'
We are absolutely confident that you will enjoy working as part of our team, many of our CAREGivers have said it is less like a job and more like visiting friend for an hour or two! 100% would recommend Home Instead Durham as a great place to work to their friends and family. We've won the Best Employers in Care Award, two years running.
So, if this sounds like it could be for you, pick up the phone and give us a call and you could soon be changing the life an older person.
And finally, we have been rated as OUTSTANDING by CQC twice now, putting us in the top 1% of care providers in England
We need you to have access to a car, and be available for morning visits, and or some evenings, and a few hours every other weekend. We call these our 'core hours' and so long as you can do that, we have plenty of daytime and afternoon visits available.