Home Instead East Herts & Uttlesford looks to fill 50 vacancies to help build 'an army of CAREGivers'
A home care company boss is calling on prospective new employees to future-proof their careers and help him to build an army of CAREGivers.
David Bassett, the general manager and director of Home Instead East Herts & Uttlesford, is urging people to help his business support its clients as it looks to fill 50 vacancies.
The company has seen a huge increase in demand for its home care services, which span home help, companionship, personal care and dementia care.
And Bassett believes now is the time for people with the right attitude and work ethic to help its clients get the care they need in the comfort of their own home as an ageing population has led to a national shortage of carers.
"I've worked in care for many years now and it's the best thing I've ever done," said Bassett, whose office is at The Maltings in Sawbridgeworth. "This joy is shared when welcoming new CAREGivers to our network as they're so excited to meet their clients and get started on their journey.
"It's wonderful to see truly passionate individuals working in such a rewarding role, and I love hearing about what they've got up to with their clients and seeing how truly fulfilled they are in their roles."
CAREGiver Kerry is thoroughly enjoying her role at Home Instead, helping to provide tailored, flexible and adaptable care to clients.
"Before starting at Home Instead I worked for another care company as well as doing mobile beauty on the side," she said. "In my current role it's so amazing to be able to truly help older people live well in their later life.
"It's great to help the elderly stay in their own homes and be as independent as they can be. I love listening to their stories about their lives and the journeys they've been on.
"With Home Instead I've learned so much about care and the sector by completing various specialist training programmes as well as ongoing units.
"Mostly I love talking to the clients and getting to know them, forming real relationships, which allows me to deliver personalised care."
To find out more about the company's 50 vacancies, visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/east-herts-uttlesford or call 01279 721443.