Guardian Homecare team benefits from recommend-a-friend scheme

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Posted Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:49am

THE TEAM working for a leading care provider in south Devon is being incentivised to encourage friends and family to join the company in a carer’s role (April 2019).

Guardian Homecare employees from Exeter and Torbay are being invited to recommend-a-friend to become a colleague in return for a £200 high street voucher to spend as they wish.

Katie Jewell, Regional Manager for Guardian Homecare, which has Exeter and Brixham branches, said: “We value the opinions of our team members and, as they have insider knowledge of our work and everything it involves, and the attributes needed, they are best placed to help recruit additional carers for us.

“They know what personality traits are needed for the role and who will be best suited to join our committed and dedicated team, so we trust their recommendations.

“Everyone who refers a new employee to us will be rewarded with £200 of high street vouchers. Once their friend or relative, has completed 100 hours of care and 12 weeks of service with us, the carer who recommended them will receive the vouchers, which may be used for groceries, activities, days out and even hi-tech gadgets like Kindles.

“The recommending carer will receive the full value of the voucher and it won’t impact on any benefits or allowances they claim already. Anyone who joins us, and successfully finishes their 100 hours of care and 12 weeks of service, will then be able to go on to recommend-a-friend as well and earn vouchers too.

“We also find that when people refer-a-friend, it is great for the joining employee as they come to us already knowing someone and that greatly reduces the stresses and strains of having a new job.”

Guardian Homecare delivers personalised home care supporting people wishing to stay living safely and comfortably in their own homes in south Devon.

It says, despite the current culture of change in the fast-paced world of employment, care gives people the chance to create a worthwhile career for themselves that has longevity and security. If people are looking for a job for life with training and career advancement opportunities, then it is one of the few sectors that can offer this, says Guardian Homecare.

Katie continued: “Although we have a team of nearly 200 carers already in Devon we’re looking currently for more recruits and are keen to hear from people who are honest, committed, reliable and caring.

“We offer new recruits a five-day training induction and a 12-week onboard programme working towards a care certificate. We also offer flexible working hours, both full and part-time, as well as competitive wages and generous holiday allocation.

“It is a great opportunity for people to achieve a recognised qualification and they’ll also be able to have access to exclusive discounts online and in-store from retailers including Tesco, Primark and Argos.”

Anyone interested in a position should call Guardian Homecare on 01803 853198 to request an application pack or drop in at its Drew Street branch in Brixham, or its Broadclyst office in Exeter, in May during normal office hours for an informal chat.

Guardian Homecare offers training and the opportunity for internal advancement. Anyone who joins the team is creating a career path using the different qualifications they can achieve.

It says, despite the current culture of change in the fast-paced world of employment, care gives people the chance to create a worthwhile career for themselves that has longevity and security. If people are looking for a job for life with training and career advancement opportunities, then it is one of the few sectors that can offer this, says Guardian Homecare.

New recruits are given free uniforms, access to national staff discount scheme for many major brands, as well as 28 days paid holiday, paid travel between calls and paid mileage.

Katie added: “Being dependable is key to this role as people will be looking after the needs of vulnerable adults. Applicants also need to be even-tempered and caring and must enjoy making a positive difference to people’s lives. 

“Being patient, able to cope with change and having the ability to display empathy and warmth are also essential.”

Anyone wishing to find out more about Guardian Homecare, should call 01803 853198 or visit www.guardianhomecare.org.uk.