Home Carer Jobs at Harino Care
Our hourly carers are the heart and soul of our communities. Through phenomenal growth we are now recruiting hourly visiting carers across West Berkshire to be the face of care in our local community. Join your local care team today.
Harino Care is an organisation which provides personal care and home support to customers in their own homes. Applicants will need to hold a full driving licence, have their own transport and have the right to work in the UK. In return you’ll enjoy competitive rates of pay, free uniforms, DBS checks and a free mobile, award winning paid training and shadowing with an experienced carer and a commitment to professional qualifications.
All successful candidates, irrespective of their previous experience, will complete our comprehensive induction training course with Harino Care – when you get out and about into your communities helping people live independently is when our carers tell us they get the most job satisfaction.
Home Carer Role
A Harino Care hourly carer plays a vital role in the lives of their customers. Key responsibilities include supporting individuals in their own homes with their care requirements, while promoting independence.
Each visit typically lasts from 30 minutes to a few hours – we do NOT do 15 minute calls. You’ll be expected to travel to customers based across the region, so a full valid UK driving license and access to a car is essential. Sleep ins and waking night are also available.
Ensuring all care is delivered to a high standard, and documented within the individual’s care plan.
You’ll be expected to help customers with a number of tasks such as; getting into and out of bed, washing, bathing and dressing, and, where necessary, providing continence support.
You’ll be responsible for helping customers to manage their medication after the appropriate training has been provided.
Home Help and Running Errands
You’ll provide help with tasks and chores around the home, such as vacuuming or preparing meals. Many of our customers require support getting out and about – you’ll assist them with tasks such as shopping or picking up prescriptions.
An important part of your role, as a visiting hourly carer, is to provide good company for your customers. You’ll become someone to talk to and someone to listen to. You must treat your customers with dignity, patience and compassion at all times.
It’s ideal if you have a previous care background but this is not essential as full training will be provided – in fact some of our best carers have never worked in care before but they have a calling to ‘care’ for others that is unbeatable. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have the ability to develop strong working relationships. You will have a kind and caring nature, a serious commitment to work and a desire to work in an organisation where you can make a real difference to the everyday lives of people who need a helping hand.
A Typical Day as an Home Carer
Hourly visiting carers provide home care support for a number of customers. A typical day will see an hourly visiting carer provide personal care, domestic assistance and companionship to a number of people.
As a visiting hourly carer you will be expected to assist with your customers' personal care, such as help getting out of bed, support with continence care, washing and dressing; as well as help around their house, looking after things such as the housework and mealtime. You will also be expected to assist your customers’ with their medication.
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 customers with dignity, patience and compassion at all times.
Qualifications and Training
There are no specific qualifications or training necessary to qualify you for the role when you apply. An NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care would be desirable, but is not essential. Some of our very best carers came from a background where they had no previous experience at all. One of the most important parts of the role 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.