The New Year nearly always brings thoughts of new beginnings and new challenges and finding a new job can often be at the top of that list.

Little wonder then that the number of people looking for a new job soars in January compared to the rest of the year. If you are looking for a new career in care, then talk to us. We are currently recruiting high standard home carers to work in and around the areas of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

What is domiciliary care?

Domiciliary care is provided to people who still live in their own homes but who require additional support with household tasks, personal care or any other activity that allows them to maintain their independence and quality of life. Anyone at any stage of life could require domiciliary care including those with learning disabilities, mental health problems, sensory impairment or physical disabilities. As a domiciliary care worker, you will be an essential part of their daily routine and the person you are assisting is relying on you to maintain their independence. In 2000, the Department of Health issued regulations on the minimum standards of domiciliary care, but the purpose of these standards is to ensure a person living in their own home does not receive substandard care. The standards apply to anyone receiving personal care in their own home, and broadly speaking, they state that each individual has complex and unique needs which require a tailored care service.

What does a domiciliary care worker do?

The role of the Domiciliary Care Worker is very similar to that of a community Care Assistant and the job titles can sometimes be interchangeable depending on the requirements of the position. You will be visiting people in their own homes to assist with household tasks, personal care and occasionally accompanying the client on visits to the doctor or hospital. Everyone is different, and needs vary according to their situation. As a domiciliary care worker, you would be providing a full range of personal care from assisting with washing and dressing in the morning to aiding with toileting during the day. On a different day, you might be assisting someone who is fully mobile but has dementia and requires assistance with cooking and cleaning. There is a great deal of variety in domiciliary care work, and it’s perfect if you like changing situations that can challenge you. To be a domiciliary care worker you need to have a genuine interest in helping people to maintain their quality of life and independence regardless of the potential barriers they face. You must be patient, kind and sympathetic to the difficulties that an individual faces. Your role is to facilitate their independence as much as possible and encourage their wellbeing at the same time. It’s also essential you recognise your limitations.

About Chilworth Care

Chilworth Care is an exciting care company with the aim of rewarding dedicated carers for their hard work and commitment to the industry. We deliver care to clients in their own home and are totally committed to delivering high quality, individualised care and support. We recognise all employees are critical to achieving this so all staff are rewarded well and expected to maintain standards of care, gain consent and keep confidentiality.

We undertake both funded and private contracts our care will not be compromised, and we offer a minimum 30-minute call to give carers the time to do what really matters for our clients.

This is a real opportunity to be part of something truly different offering short-term or long-term care to clients in their own home.

If you are truly passionate about delivering the highest standards of care and want to be part of an honest transparent company, please apply by clicking the ‘apply now’ button. The role is subject to pre-employment checks including an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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