Working in Care


Working in Care

Why does being a care professional offer such a good work-life balance?

There’s no denying that the events of the past few years have served to highlight the importance of care professionals working in the care sector and the wonderful work they do.

It’s thanks to the dedication of care professionals across the care sector that aged and vulnerable people are able to continue living safely and happily in their own homes’.

Why do you want to work in the care sector?

Nothing is as satisfying as receiving a beaming smile and a thank you from a customer.

Our care professionals take pride in having a job that allows them to help people in need.

Working in the care sector can lead to a rewarding career with many opportunities for development.

With the right training and experience, you could work your way up to a managerial position.

Care Worker sitting on a bench in Swansea

Our care packages are built around the needs of each client, from a few hours a week to several hours every day, allowing you to work around other jobs and family obligations.

There will always be a demand for care, no matter what the future holds.

Care professionals may rest assured that there will always be a demand for their skills, especially as the elderly population grows.

“Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society"

Ten great reasons to work in the care sector

  1. The honour of being able to make a difference
  2. The convenience of having a flexible schedule
  3. Companionship is a source of comfort for individuals who require it
  4. The possibility of making life easier for people of all ages
  5. The ability to provide comprehensive care in the comfort of one’s own home
  6. Being able to assist people in remaining comfortable and independent in their own homes
  7. Professional development and ongoing growth
  8. The ability to specialise your knowledge and skills
  9. Jobs in the home care sector are in high demand
  10. A profession that is personally rewarding

Creating a great work-life balance within the care sector

Here at Living at Home, we understand how important it is for our valued care professionals to maintain a healthy work-life balance, which is why we offer competitive pay and flexible work schedules.

“A smile is a light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.”

This is a fantastic opportunity where you will be valued and appreciated

Our company is built on the incredible work that our care professionals do every day.

We make sure they have whatever they need to continue making such a huge difference in the lives of our amazing clients.

You’ll always feel valued at Living at Home, thanks to our continuous training, career development opportunities, mentorship and one-on-one coaching, as well as our competitive pay.

Do you want to advance your career progression and expand your horizons?

We believe in empowering all our employees to achieve their full potential.

At Living at Home, the sky’s the limit; whether you need practical experience to support your studies or want to go into management, we’re here to help you be the best you can be.

Training day - Living at home swansea

Do you have what it takes to be a part of our unique family team?

To be a Living at Home care professional, you must have a real enthusiasm for supporting people in your community.

Our clients deserve the best care possible, which is why we only hire those who are 100% committed to providing it!

If you have the right approach, we can provide you with all the training and support you need to be the best care professional you want to be.

Why not join the Living at Home family team?

Our training is second to none, with continuous career progression and development.

One of our main responsibilities is supporting and encouraging our care professionals in their important work.

Living at Home’s strong bond with its care professionals is a huge part of the company’s success.

Everything we do is guided by our beliefs, which means our care professionals know how to provide outstanding care.

The ‘Living at Home Way’ involves individualised one-on-one care, hour-long visits where possible, and a positive attitude toward ageing.

That’s how our care professionals know they’re making a real difference in someone’s life.

Beach with a Living at home carer

Working in care FAQ's

Is it stressful to be a care professional?
It can be difficult to look after vulnerable people and assume responsibility for their safety.

That's why we give our care professionals the tools, training and support they need to do their jobs confidently and without stress or uncertainty.

Our care professionals can handle a varied workload without feeling overwhelmed thanks to a well-structured programme with regular clients, consistent appointments and flexible hours.

Your Living at Home schedule coordinator and supervisors will help you create reasonable and achievable work schedules, so that you always leave work feeling accomplished.

We've also implemented procedures to ensure that everyone gets a full break, giving you the opportunity to de-stress and clear your mind.

We regularly check in with our care professionals at all levels to address any areas of concern.

This way, we don't burden our team with unrealistic expectations while still giving each person the flexibility they need.

What is the average number of hours a care professional works?

The hours you work will vary depending on the position you choose.

Our care professionals work between 16 and 45 hours a week on average.

Because we are committed to teaching and fostering long-term team members, our opportunities range from full-time to part-time permanent positions.

Our senior positions are naturally more demanding and may require longer shifts.

Our part-time positions enable you to work fewer hours while still having the option of picking up extra shifts.

We use a weekly rota system to guarantee that your hours are convenient for you.

 

Part-time care professionals or care assistants

This is our most adaptable position, with shifts ranging from early mornings to late nights and everything in between.

We also have weekend-only packages available.

A part-time care job is ideal for those whose schedules do not align with traditional employment hours.

Our part-time positions range from 16 to 24 hours per week, making them ideal for people with children or other obligations outside of work.

It's vital to note that all of our care professional roles demand complete devotion and commitment.

Though you will have some freedom in scheduling shifts, you will be required to keep regular appointments with the client in order to create and maintain trust.

 

Full-time care professionals or care assistants

Your core minimum as a full-time care professional will be 30 hours per week.

There is always the possibility of taking on more hours, whether due to a staff absence or holiday cover.

If you’re looking to advance your career, you could work up to 40 hours per week.

While full-time care positions need more hours per week on average, we can still provide the same flexibility as for part-time positions.

If you require time off during the week, you can discuss this with your manager and work around the rota plan.

 

Senior care professionals or care assistants

These positions normally have the same hours as a standard care professional position, but you will be required to devote a certain number of hours per week to your leadership responsibilities.

This will allow you to train and support your colleagues and new care professionals add link without interfering with your time with the client.

You will never feel stuck in your work as a senior care professional, as you will be challenged to continue growing and developing through ongoing training.

To become a senior care professional, you'll need to have completed your Level 3 in Health and Social Care, a qualification we help all our employees obtain.

 

Live-in care professional

Providing live-in care is our most hands-on client-facing role, so you can expect to work roughly 8–10 hours every day.

This is a devoted profession that may require you to work more than 40 hours each week.

You will always be relieved of your duties to allow for a proper rest, and you will receive ongoing support from your manager, with additional help accessible via the on-call option when needed.

As a live-in care professional, you can develop close relationships with your clients, making your work a pleasure every single day.

 

Care managers

Working in one of our most senior positions, you will be given increased responsibilities.

Although the standard working hours are 40 hours per week, you will be responsible for the health and safety of clients and staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You are responsible for scheduling cover of the emergency on-call line at all times and ensuring all care and support tasks are covered.

Why would you want to work at Living at Home?

We're pleased to be one of the top care companies in Wales to work for.

Because our minimum care visit lasts one hour, you won't have to race from one client to the next.

Instead, you’ll have the chance to slow down, concentrate and give each client your undivided attention.

We understand that each client is different, which is why we create personalised care plans for them.

Care professionals no longer have to guess what is expected of them; they will always know how to provide the best care for each client.

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