New to Care
If you are looking for a rewarding new role then maybe you should consider becoming a care worker.
It doesn’t matter whether you have prior experience in care or not as our supportive and knowledgeable team can provide you with all the skills and training required. All you need is the human touch, a willingness to learn and an ability to bring a smile to someone’s face.
People arrive in the care sector for all manner of reasons. Amongst our team, we have some for whom it has been their entire working life, undertaking training and development to become senior leaders or move into management roles. We equally have a significant number of care workers that have joined us having spent time in other jobs including banking, law, retail, and manufacturing. Some of our care workers have retired from their main career and now work with us as they are keen to give something back, enjoy the human interaction or want a flexible form of income, working with people and only doing the hours they want to, to fit around their retirement. So, whether you’re older or younger, male or female or looking for part-time or full-time hours, we’re keen to hear from you.
What are the hours like for a care worker?
The simple answer is it’s up to you. We do ask all our staff for a minimum commitment each week in terms of hours, but otherwise, you can pick your days and let us know what time of day you are able/willing to work.
If you have family commitments and need a flexible job that fits around children, home and school or you want to limit your work to a handful of days each week then care is the prefect option.
Whilst the majority of our work is during waking hours, typically 6am to 10pm, we are always on the look out for people that are happy to work weekends and other hours too. We pay enhanced rates for weekend hours and a number of our care workers will have an agreement with our coordinators to only work every other weekend, or one-in-three for example.
What are the key skills and traits for a care worker?
Something all our current, past and future team members have in common is empathy and a caring spirit – the key characteristics of the best carers. All the other traits have been learnt and we have a dedicated training team in house that will show you all the additional aspects necessary to deliver care.
What does work in care look like?
The role of a care worker will be as varied as the hours you can work. But as part of a small team, you can expect to see some clients on a regular basis and build working relationship and friendships with colleagues. Our care services provide a range of support to people in their homes and the case studies on these will give you a good idea of what a typical visit can look like.
‘Calls’ to people’s homes will be for at least half-an-hour but the majority are around one hour, with appropriate travel time in between, to allow you to reach the next visit. Some visits will require two or more care workers whilst others will see you working alone.
A day in the life of a carer
This video was created by West Sussex County Council and features a member of our team. It gives you a good insight into a care workers’ day.
Join our team
We offer homecare across West Sussex but primarily in the following main areas:
- Bognor Regis
If you live in or near any of these areas and are interested in working with us, we want to hear from you. We are growing our business and regularly taking on additional clients so we are always keen to talk to potential new staff – experienced or inexperienced, full or part-time.
The easiest way to get in touch is by ringing us on 01903 264089. But if you prefer to complete the simple enquiry form on this webpage, someone will get back to you by email or phone very quickly.