Why work for Fambridge Care?
We welcome your application to join our team. We offer our carers:
- Excellent rates of pay with weekend enhancements and regular performance reviews.
- Tailored client-carer matching
- On demand pay – Get instant access to the pay that you have already earned as and when you need it
- Sick pay and holiday as part of your contract
- Professional training and induction programme certified by the CQC
- Opportunities to train and develop in specialist areas of care
- Tech-enabled reporting and access to client records for efficiency, accuracy and ease of use.
What Does It Take to Succeed as a Carer?
A job as a carer requires someone who truly cares about others and is not just doing a job to earn a living. This is a special job, and it needs special people to do it.
Visiting Carer Jobs
Visiting carers provide home care support for a number of clients. A typical day will see a visiting carer provide personal care, domestic support and companionship to a number of different people.
Visits last from 30 minutes to a few hours. Visiting carers are expected to travel around the town they work in, so visiting care job vacancies often require a full UK driving license and access to a car is desirable.
Another important part of your role is to provide good company for your customers’. You will become someone to talk to and someone to listen to and must treat your clients with dignity, patience and compassion at all times. Fambridge Care currently provides visiting care in Chelmsford and all of the surrounding villages.
Live-in Care Jobs
Live-in care is a solution that allows a client to stay at home in familiar, relaxed surroundings, supported by a full-time live-in carer who undertakes all of the duties detailed in an individually designed care plan.
Many carers enjoy this one-to-one personal home care service as it allows them to concentrate and build a closer relationship with one person. Live-in carers have the time to build lasting friendships, whilst still maintaining a high standard of professionalism & care. Whilst it is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding jobs you can do, it is also demanding, challenging and comes with a huge amount of personal responsibility.
What Qualifications Do I Need to become a Carer?
There are no specific qualifications or training necessary to qualify you for job in care when you apply. Obviously the more relevant qualifications you have, the better equipped you will be to succeed from day one.
When a carer first starts with Fambridge Care, they shadow a more experienced care worker for a period of time. A new care worker will only ever attend care visits alone when they are completely confident and comfortable to do so.
Skills and Experience for a Career in Care
Previous care work experience is desirable, either in a formal setting or an informal environment such as having cared for a family member, but this is not essential. However, if you don’t have care experience you will need to demonstrate some customer service skills as a basis to build on for care job vacancies.
You will need excellent communication skills; both verbal and written. One of the most important parts of working a a carer is engaging with the customer; chatting, listening and maybe even helping them with their correspondence so your English language skills need to be first rate. Domestic assistance is an integral part of the job so housekeeping and cooking skills are necessary.
It takes a certain type of person to make a good carer and above all else you have to be compassionate, caring and patient. You need to have empathy, integrity and resilience. You will have to be diligent, adaptable and reliable with a positive outlook and a proactive attitude. Being chatty helps and being a good listener is a necessity when looking for live in care jobs in the UK.
Matching Clients and Carers
At Fambridge Care we put a lot of effort into our matching process; we try to match on the basis of personality, location and experience. Experience is a big determining factor when matching a client and carer. Certain care packages and conditions will require more experience than others; we never put our carers into situations that they are not equipped to handle.
If you feel you tick these boxes and are independent, fit and healthy and keen to learn, then we look forward to hearing from you for one of our live in care job vacancies or visiting carer jobs.