Nottingham City Council is helping to recruit more Home Care workers to support elderly and vulnerable people in their own homes.
Home Care workers help with personal care and practical everyday tasks, allowing people to remain independent and continue to live in their own homes.
The Council is working in partnership with our commissioned private Home Care providers to recruit care workers who will provide help and support in the city. The jobs have flexible hours and can be full-time or part-time, working across Nottingham. Previous experience is not needed as support and training is provided – even enabling staff to work towards a professional qualification in health and social care.
Home Care staff work in partnership with health workers, voluntary agencies and independent care providers to give the best-possible service to residents.
For most of 2014 we supported the recruitment of 10-12 vacancies per month, which will continue for the first half of 2015 – and potentially increase to 10-15 vacancies per month.
Councillor Alex Norris, Portfolio Holder for Adults, Commissioning and Health, said: “As a Home Care worker, you will work with vulnerable individuals to help them live their lives to the full. It is the ultimate ‘people job’ – you are another person’s lifeline.
“With our ageing population, care workers have never been more in demand – there’s never been a better time to show you care. You could make a real difference to a vulnerable person’s life; often when it comes to companionship, you could be the only person that client sees that day.”
The daily routine of a Home Care worker will be as varied as the needs of the people they look after. They will often be helping people to wash and dress, eat and drink, and go about their daily activities. They might be cooking for them, taking them shopping or simply lifting them into a more comfortable position in bed.
Richelle Bacon, Homecare Worker at Nationwide Care Services, said: “I genuinely believe in helping vulnerable people. Making a difference to peoples’ lives gives me the career motivation I need. I know our customers value and rely on the help I give them. But I would like to see more people choose Home Care as a career.
“This job can be so rewarding and I’ve met some lovely people along the way. I would encourage anyone thinking of becoming a Home Care worker to do it. Along with the training, flexible hours and great clients, you won’t regret it.”
To find out more about Home Care, visit www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/homecare. You can also find out more at www.nottinghamjobs.com by searching under ‘Latest Vacancies’. You can contact the Nottingham City Employer Hub at Nottingham City Council on 0115 8764508.