Home Instead is the world’s leading provider of non-medical care and companionship services for older people. With minimum visits of one hour, award winning training and an excellent reputation we are immensely proud of the quality of care we provide.
We match our CAREGivers to our clients based on mutual interests and hobbies to help build bonds of trust and enables us to provide personalised support.
Home Instead York is a family owned business providing the standard of care and support to older people that you would want for your own family.
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, shopping, light housekeeping, planning and preparing meals and helping with daily living routines including assisting with personal care.
We are looking for friendly, kind, compassionate people who have empathy for older people and spend time building a friendly but professional relationship.
You do not need any experience or qualifications to become a CAREGiver. However, it would be useful to have some experience of working in a care setting or interacting with older people.
This could be personal experience of caring for a family member or voluntary experience. You will have a passion for supporting others and pride yourself on delivering an outstanding service.
You will be reliable, trustworthy and respectful at all times and you will enjoy getting to know new people and building friendships.