Join the Burley's Home Care team
Are you looking to start a new career in care? Or maybe you already work in a care environment and would like to expand your knowledge and skills? Working in home care is an incredibly rewarding experience; from supporting our clients with their daily routines to helping them get ready and attend a family wedding – no two days are ever the same!
Could you be a home carer or support worker with Burley's?
There’s no typical mould you must fit into to be a home carer, it's all about your own life experience, your personality and what you want to get out of the role. Staff have joined us from all different stages of their lives and we welcome anyone who wants to progress their career, for example:
- Are you a young person looking for work out of college?
- Are you a student wanting to gain Social Care experience whilst training to be a social worker or nurse?
- Are you a new mum and looking for some part time work?
- Are you semi-retired and wanting to give back to your local community?
- Are you currently working in a care home and looking for a change?
To join our Home Care team you don’t need to have specific qualifications. It's all about what you want to achieve as an individual, we will provide you with a tailored training programme from the day you start and also assign you your own experienced mentor, someone who has been there and done it!
There are some personal characteristics that are beneficial when working as a support worker:
- Be a Good Listener – the people you care for will need to talk to you about how they are feeling. You will meet many different people, all with different stories to tell, so it’s important that you can listen and allow them to keep their memories alive
- Be Compassionate – it is important that you are compassionate as it helps to ensure that the client's needs and feelings are completely understood and can be catered to accordingly
- Be Empathetic – you need to be able to show an understanding of someone else’s feelings and appreciate their point of view
- Be Patient – you must be happy to work at someone else’s pace, supporting them to live a safe, healthy and happy life
Before being appointed, you will need a DBS check and evidence of the right to work in the EU.
Take a look at our resources below to find out more!