Would You Like to Work in Home Care?
Is 2015 the year when you want to start a new and fulfilling career?
Are your children in school? Would you like to work part-time so you can work when they are in school and be home for them in the evenings?
Would you like to work full time hours but not necessarily 9-5?
Would you like to work 9-5?
Would you like a change from your current job?
Have you always hankered after a job in healthcare? Maybe you wanted to become a nurse or an occupational therapist and it didn’t work out. Some of our homecarers have gone on to do nursing or occupational therapy, you could too.
What Working in Home Care Involves
The work can vary from client to client – some will require help with personal care, some will need assistance with light housekeeping, some will want companionship and help with the daily crossword. Every day, every visit and every client is different but all focus around the important tenets of being trustworthy, kind, caring and professional.
- You will be assisting your client with daily living activities
- You will be providing light housekeeping such as changing the bed or helping to prepare lunch.
- You will be assisting the client with their personal care, for example, bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming and oral hygiene.
- You will help to ensure that a client’s nutritional needs are being met – these can include tasks such as helping to prepare meals, planning meals, tidying up after a meal.
- You will be reminding clients to take their self-administered medication.
- You will be observing and reporting any changes in the client’s condition to your immediate supervisor
- You will be establishing and maintaining a good and professional relationship with clients and their family members
- You will be ably supported by your supervisor and all the office staff.
- You can complete your FETAC training with Comfort Keepers, we provide funding for up to 80% of the training.
This post shows just how rewarding and fulfilling a career in home care can be. Our featured finalist, Maria, has plans to continue with her training and become a nurse. It could be you too.
Vacancies in Home Care
We currently have a number of vacancies in our seventeen offices around the country. You can search on our careers page by filtering for your region or area and seeing what jobs are available. Remember to check back weekly as this page is updated frequently.