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What It Means To Be A Carer For Us

If you decide to become a home carer at Comfort Keepers, you may be surprised at the various supports and benefits you will enjoy. Once the interview process has been completed, references checked, garda vetting forms returned, we will ‘match’ you with clients. We do our utmost to find the best carers for our clients and your hard work and dedication is appreciated.

Depending on your geographical location, there may be some driving time between visiting client but we try to keep it to a minimum. Although you are working on your own tending to clients, we very much want our carers to feel part of our busy and vibrant company.  You can ask advice at any time and we encourage questions and discussion. You will receive invitations to carer events and coffee mornings, you will receive regular memos and newsletters via email and we conduct reviews at 3 / 6/ 9 month stages too. There are bi-annual appraisal meetings when there is a two way conversation between you and your mentor, you can give feedback too. These don’t have to be limited to every six months as we operate an open door policy.

You have two years to complete the FETAC level 5 award (specific to homecare) when you start working as a Comfort Keepers Home Carer. Comfort Keepers subsidise the cost up to 80%. You can also enjoy various affinity schemes and availing of discounts with many companies, resulting in cost savings for annual expenses such as car insurance.

We apply for various national awards and we always celebrate our achievements within our local offices and nationally too.  Our company grew by 65% in 2013 and we would like our new carers to be an important part of this expansion and success.

If you are in receipt of social welfare payments and would like to return to work, do contact us and we will talk you through the process as you will be able to retain some of the payments along with your salary. Part-time work while children are in school is also an excellent way to return to full time employment.  Decide if you are right for the role by reading our article showing what our clients want and need from their carers.

If you would like to work as a carer for Comfort Keepers, you can check out our current vacancies and apply here. We look forward to hearing from you.

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