The role of Visiting Carer can give real satisfaction and fulfilment in a job well done. This active role supports clients who are relying on you to be able to be in the home they love. It’s a very responsible job, supporting a wide range of clients with professionalism, empathy and a smile.
Visiting people in their homes means that every day is different; you can be asked to help with anything from administering important medication to taking a client out to an appointment or simply providing companionship.
When people talk to their friends and loved ones about Good Oaks, they don’t necessarily talk about our branding or systems, they talk about the empowering, supporting relationships they develop with our team of visiting carers. The one-to-one nature of the role, and the absolutely vital work our Visiting Carers do means that there is a special bond between them and the client.
All the other roles at Good Oaks are designed to support our Visiting (and Live-in) Carers to do the best job they can do.
Would I suit this role?
People in the Visiting Carer role need to be genuinely caring, flexible and patient. Being able to interact with and support a variety of different clients with different needs in a friendly and professional way are all essential qualities for Carers.
We pay for people new to the care sector to complete the Care Certificate as part of their comprehensive induction, so even those with no experience will feel confident when starting in this role.
Because our Visiting Carers travel from home to home, being able to drive and having access to a car is essential.
As a Visiting Carer, I love the impact I make to my client's life. Helping them with the little things as well as the big things makes all the difference.more testimonials
Visiting Carer Case Study
What roles were you in before this role?
I was at college full time studying Applied Science. I had a part time job in a hairdressing salon on a Saturday, I stopped working there once I had worked at Good Oaks for a few months and I was certain I wanted a career in care.
What does your job look like on a day-to-day basis?
I help my clients with their medication, making their meals, assisting them to wash and dress and help with a bit of cleaning around the house. A big part of my job is talking to people, I visit lost of different people and they can sometimes be lonely and it’s nice to chat and cheer up their day.
What do you enjoy about it?
Everything! I enjoy getting to know the clients, being able to help them make life easier. I like the responsibility of the job.
Is there anything you find challenging about it?
I find it difficult when a client is having difficulties such as declining food and not wanting to engage with me, but as long as I have tried my hardest and reported any worries I know we’ll do our best to help.
What would you like to do in the future?
I would eventually like to be a midwife but am also happy to continue doing what I do now.