CARE4U2DAY - Careers
Our care workers are truly the jewels in our crown.
We are always on the lookout for outstanding carers to help enrich the lives of our clients, and in turn we will fully support your career with us.
Our team members come from all walks of life, and if we find a candidate who embraces our values, we will equip them with all the training they need to excel in their roles.
We handpick individuals who are compassionate and capable and who can demonstrate that they can be trusted to quickly build a rapport with clients and fit effortlessly into their home life and routine.
To be a domiciliary carer you need to have a genuine interest in helping people to maintain their quality of life and independence regardless of the potential barriers they face. You must be patient, kind and empathetic to the difficulties that an individual faces. You are there to facilitate their independence as much as possible and encouraging their wellbeing at the same time.
You will be visiting people in their own homes to assist with household tasks, some personal care and even accompanying the client on visits such as to the doctor or hospital, or even a garden centre or sports match!
All people are different, just as people's needs vary according to their situation. As a domiciliary carer you could be providing a full range of personal care from assisting with washing and dressing in the morning to aiding with toileting during the day. On a different day you might be assisting someone who is fully mobile but has dementia and requires assistance with cooking and cleaning. There is a great deal of variety in domiciliary care work, and it's perfect if you like changing situations that can challenge you.
At Care4u2day, all new carers undergo a comprehensive accredited Induction program. This program is based on the Care Certificate and lasts 12 weeks, consisting of induction; workbook assignments; work based assessments, shadowing experienced carers and one to one mentoring.
The aim of the program is to ensure that all new team members can demonstrate the right skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide high quality and compassionate care.
After completing this 12 week program, new team members then have the opportunity to enrol on other accredited training courses, as well as undertaking QCF diplomas in Health & Social Care. At Care4u2day we aim to help new team members reach their full potential. The majority of our team have also studied specialisms including medication, care planning, infection control, dementia awareness and end of life courses.
Domiciliary care work is a great stepping stone to achieving a long term career in the social care sector. We encourage and support all our care staff to study for QCF (formerly NVQ) qualifications* up to level 5 as they work.
A QCF level 5 in Leadership and Management for Care Services can open the door to becoming a Domiciliary Care Manager. In this role you could be managing a team of domiciliary carers, scheduling clients' care, ensuring standards of care are maintained and keeping staff training up to date.