A SOUTH Devon care provider is calling on kind and caring individuals to come forward to train as carers to meet the growing demand for domiciliary workers in the area (2020).
Guardian Homecare, which has teams operating in Exeter, is looking to hire 100 new carers to provide care to its service users this year.
Manager, Catherine Porter says: “Our company has gone from strength-to-strength and because demand for care is so high our team is always expanding and we’re regularly taking on new care workers to provide expert care across south Devon.
“No experience is necessary, just a willingness to care and to learn. We offer free, full training, which includes a company induction, first aid, information on dementia, health and safety, food safety, infection control, handling medication and moving and handling service users, with the opportunity to achieve industry-recognised qualifications after the initial six months probationary period.
“There are lots of opportunities for internal advancement for all our team members who show commitment, reliability and true passion. We provide a great support network for all of our carers too.”
Catherine and her team want to hear from kind, honest and reliable people who are considering making a career for themselves in the care industry and would like to find out more.
“We provide all our staff full paid training and shadowing before they start, and they have additional, on the job support from a local team 24/7. We give free uniforms and a national staff discount scheme for all major brands including Tesco, Primark and Argos. It also covers holidays and electrical goods. We have jobs available in south Devon now with immediate start, no experience necessary, just a willingness to care and to learn.”
Guardian Homecare delivers personalised home care supporting people wishing to stay living safely and comfortably in their own homes in south Devon.
Care Coordinator, Yasmine Everill says: “I love making a difference to people’s lives and knowing I can really help them. I think the skills anyone interested in a career in care should have include reliability, patience and to also be an excellent team player. It’s really important here that we all pull together and that everyone does their job to the very best of their abilities.”
Guardian Homecare currently employs 140 carers and is searching for more honest and kind-hearted individuals to help add to its teams in the county.
Catherine continues: “We are looking for new recruits to help make a difference within communities across south Devon by caring for individuals seeking extra support.
“Carers who join our team will help to provide domiciliary and live-in care as well as dementia care.”
The large team of trained, specialist, care workers provide positive based outcomes and person centred care to people throughout south Devon.
“We are fighting against the current economic climate and are filling more positions than ever across the county. This is a great opportunity for those looking for a completely new and exciting opportunity to work in this very rewarding role.
“Being a carer is a really satisfying job and gives people the opportunity to create a worthwhile and long-term career for themselves.”
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.
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.
Catherine adds: “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 and career in care, should visit www.guardianhomecare.org.uk.