What Does It Take To Be A Carer?

The biggest challenge to the care sector across the UK is the shortage in care staff and here at Cavell Healthcare we are always looking for enthusiastic new people to join our team. Whilst no previous experience is necessary, as we give full training in the role, one thing is vitally important when considering new team members, and that is the right attitude.

We are a multi-award winning employer and accredited training provider, delivering care across Norfolk and Suffolk and one thing each and every one of our staff has in common is that we are all committed to improving lives. This positive approach is so critical, it forms the very foundation of our recruitment process.

However, service with a smile isn’t always easy as the hours are sometimes antisocial (we don’t stop delivering care just because it’s a weekend, a bank holiday or at night) and the people we care for are dependent on us to deliver our outstanding service, without fail and with a smile. So how do we overcome the tough times? The answer is by working as a team and being a family – we support one another and we have fun.
Therefore, when we are recruiting for new team members, we take time to find out about the lives of those people who are applying for the role – what makes them tick? What puts a smile on their face? We also want to understand any reservations they might have about the role of a carer. A common misconception here is that the job is all about personal care but we are keen to demonstrate that it is about far more than just a wash and a change. Assisting with bathing and showering, oral care, dressing and continence aids is a part of the job, but so is administering medication, preparing meals, moving and positioning. However, above all that, one of the most important services we provide is companionship. Very often our carers are the only company our clients might have all day, so knowing that the person we employ will always have a ready smile, a friendly word and a positive attitude is vital from the very start.

We want every single one of our team members to wear the Cavell Healthcare tunic with pride. We want a 10 out of 10 for enthusiasm for the work and we want to be assured that any new recruit has a solid commitment to what the role entails.
So, if you think you have what it takes to join our team we would love to hear from you!

For more information about working with Cavell Healthcare, contact Victoria Lee on 01603 340 044 or email [email protected].