Home Carer - Crieff and Comrie
Qualifications & training
An SVQ 2 in Health and Social Care would be desirable – but not compulsory as training will be given.
Elite Care at Home offers clients the highest standards of home care. In order to meet our clients’ varied needs, we provide a wide range of training opportunities to our carers.
To meet the diverse requirements of our wide range of clients, we also provide and source more advanced courses such as:
- Parkinson’s Awareness
- Understanding MS
- Infection Control
- Dementia Training
- Palliative Care
- Rectal Drug Administration
- PEG Feeding
- SVQ 2/SVQ 3
- Other courses – please ask.
Skills and experience
Previous care work experience is desirable. However, if you don’t have care experience you will need to demonstrate some customer service skills as a basis to build on.
You will need excellent communication skills; both verbal and written. One of the most important aspects of the role is engaging with the clients; chatting, listening and maybe even helping them with their correspondence so your English language skills must be of an acceptable standard.
Domestic assistance is an integral part of the job so housekeeping and cooking skills are necessary; having your own vehicle would be preferred as you will be travelling from client to client.
It takes a certain type of person to make a great Carer; above all you have to be compassionate, caring and patient. You need to have empathy, integrity and resilience. You will have to be diligent, adaptable and reliable with a positive outlook and proactive attitude. Being chatty helps and being a good listener is essential. If you can tick these boxes and are independent, fit and healthy, and keen to learn, then you may be an Elite Care person.