Join the Rexshi Domiciliary Team
Do you want a job that you will love?
Are you passionate about high quality care and support?
Do you enjoy helping others?
Would you like competitive pay?
Would you like paid travel?
How about 28 days paid holiday?
A generous mileage allowance?
- Home Carer*
- Palliative Carer*
- Waking Night Carer
- Sleep-in Carer
- Bank Carer
- Live in Carer
On joining our team all care staff will undertake initial induction training, introducing the organisation, its philosophy of care, aims and objectives, policies and procedures. Thereafter we offer regular update and specialist training up to Diploma level.
We offer 24/7 support and regular supervision meetings, however all our team members are encouraged to drop into the office for a coffee and a chat at any time.
You can apply online by completing the below form where you can also attach a copy of your CV. Or if you would prefer to speak with us you can contact us on 07845919086 for a friendly and informal chat with our Manager ‘Tshepho’.
What qualities make a good domiciliary care worker?Working in domiciliary care can be an amazing and fulfilling experience for the right person; but if you are not the right type of person, it can be overwhelming and even a bit heartbreaking. With that in mind, we came up with our Top 10 Qualities of a Good Domiciliary Care Worker.
Friendliness – in a domiciliary care job, you will be interacting with many different clients, so being able to put them at ease by being friendly, confident and reassuring is vital. Indeed, at its core, domiciliary care is all about building up a relationship with clients so that they will trust you. Therefore, being able to interact with them sociably and continually build rapport is one of the most important skills you can have.
Empathy – above all else, a carer needs to empathise with the people that they help. In addition to being able to really see the people receiving care; rather than seeing their limitations before anything else, a domiciliary carer also needs to be able to think about how they feel about their care and how their loved ones and families feel, then react accordingly.
Open-mindedness – if you are very stuck in your ways and routine, then care work may not be for you! As well as continually adapting to new policies and learning new working methods, as a carer you will also need to understand and respect many different types of people. For example, you will have to follow the wishes of each individual Client and adapt to their varying cultural norms, this means that open-mindedness and adaptability is key.
Desire to learn – you do not need to already have qualifications to be a care worker; we provide you with full training, which means that as long as you want to learn, you will be able to excel. We are committed to investing in the continual professional development of our staff, which is why all of our staff need to be passionate and keen to learn new skills and develop those they already have.
Caring – you would think that this quality goes without saying but we can't emphasise enough the need for Carers to be passionate about caring. We feel that if you consider what you would like for yourself or a family member you won't go wrong and you will show every client real care and positivity in all of your dealings with them. It would be foolish to say that a career in domiciliary care will always be easy; as with any job, on occasion there will be difficult days or difficult clients. A caring approach will ensure that you are making an incredible difference to someone's life.
Good communication – being a good communicator is essential for all aspects of domiciliary care. As well as being able to easily strike up a conversation with all types of different clients, you will need to be able to truly listen to them and respond in an appropriate manner. We also can’t underemphasise the importance of communicating with colleagues, as it is important to coordinate with them regarding client details, preferences and tips.
Reliability – reliability is absolutely critical in your role as a carers, for the simple reason that those receiving domiciliary care depend on their support in undertaking everyday tasks and Clients often need the reassurance of having regular carers who know them and their preferences. Both clients and the people close to them will want to know that you are trustworthy, can be relied upon to turn up to deliver care on time/on schedule, and that you will maintain their confidentiality too.
Patience – the best care workers are able to exercise patience when needed. Age and/or disability can make undertaking certain tasks more difficult, more painful or just more time-consuming for clients, but it is imperative that carers enable them to maintain their independence and dignity by staying patient. Similarly, patience is needed to maintain good judgment if a client becomes agitated, confused or angry – and keeping a clear head also helps you to remember that you shouldn’t take anything bad that a client says or does to heart!
Flexibility – a career in care can be an amazingly flexible job, so in turn, carers need to be flexible themselves! A vast majority of the job depends on adapting to different situations and any emergencies that may arise – after all, things can change in a moment when you care for someone. Plus, it will be necessary to be open to variation in terms of clients and shifts.
Attentiveness – a carer must be conscientious and observant, paying close attention to detail and ensuring that no steps are missed or errors made in delivering quality care. In this way, you will be able identify and rectify problems without being explicitly asked, and be able to pick up on the moods of clients and respond accordingly.
If you have the qualities we have discussed above and would like to know more about opportunities at Rexshi Healthcare call Tshepho on 0784 591 9086 for an informal chat and more information.