CAREGiver · Home Instead Recruitment
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CAREGiver


We’re looking for people with the personality and passion to build great relationships with our clients

Our clients trust us. They will rely on you to listen carefully to what they need, take an interest in them and deliver excellent care.  If you enjoy interacting with older individuals and want to pursue an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of older people, caregiving might be the career for you.

The central and most important part of a CAREGiving role with Home Instead is offering companionship and conversation.  Each of our CAREGivers is matched to a client based on mutual interests and hobbies to encourage a strong relationship to develop. 


We believe you need this understanding and bond to be able to care for someone as if they were a member of your own family.  Indeed, many of our CAREGivers do not have formal experience of working as a carer before they join our team, but have looked after a family member and want to make a difference to an older person’s life by using the experience they have gained.

Our service is companionship led and so a considerable responsibility of a CAREGiver is to stimulate and encourage the client through a range of different activities that sustain or improve their quality of life.  A CAREGiver’s responsibilities can also include accompanying clients to appointments and social events, light housekeeping, planning and preparing meals and helping with daily living routines.

We are looking for friendly, kind, compassionate people who like to spend time with older people and build a friendly but professional relationship.  Therefore we don’t believe in onerous application forms, we prefer to meet face to face for a chat to make sure you match our values and most importantly for you to see what Home Instead is all about. Don’t worry if you don’t have sector experience, we have extensive training and on-going development opportunities that will enable to you deliver our special brand of relationship-led care.

So if this sounds like you, either call us now on 0300 012 0123 or apply now.

Qualifications & Benefits

  • No prior experience necessary we are looking for people with personality and a caring nature
  • A chance to build fulfilling relationships and make a difference in the lives of your clients.
  • Part-time, flexible hours
  • Work close to home
  • Training and continuing education provided

Additionally, our CAREGivers have great people skills, dedication to their job, and genuine compassion for older people.


Training & Support

As a Home Instead CAREGiver, you will receive training to build your skills and confidence plus on-going training opportunities. Areas of training include:

  • Basic and advanced caregiving techniques
  • Senior safety
  • Activities and social engagement
  • Personal care (optional)
  • Alzheimer’s and dementia care (optional)

CAREGivers are supported by a local, caring team who are on hand to support CAREGivers, coordinate care schedules, facilitate communication, and recognise outstanding CAREGivers for their dedication through the CAREGiver of the Year Award program.

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Hear what being a CAREGiver is like from Lorraine, our 2014 CAREGiver of the Year

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