When we advertise for jobs in care, we place huge importance on our robust recruitment process. This is because we know that our care workers are at the forefront of what we do – delivering exceptional in-home care to our clients.
We recently caught up with Lee, Care Manager at our Broughty Ferry branch and asked her about what she looks for when recruiting care workers for Bright Care.
What was your role before working with Bright Care?
I started my journey with Bright Care four and a half years ago. Before my career in care, I worked in retail management, but I knew I wanted to do something more fulfilling and make a difference to people’s lives.
What do you think is different about the Bright Care recruitment process?
It is a thorough recruitment process, which allows us time to chat with the potential candidates and get to know them a bit, even before we carry out face-to -face interviews. During the interviews, we chat in a relaxed atmosphere, as this puts people at ease and enables them to show us their best side. We give the candidates the opportunity to ask questions and to get to know us and Bright Care as a company; they can interview us as an employer, as well as the other way around. It is very much a two-way process.
What traits and characteristics do you look for in your candidates?
Passion is first and foremost. People are at the heart of what we do and it is important for our care workers to live and breathe our values. We look for a positive, can-do attitude and people who take personal responsibility for the level of care that they give. It is imperative that we work as one team and we are committed to the self-development of all our team members.
Do the candidates need any qualifications or experience in order to work for Bright Care?
Not at all. The Bright Care Training Academy is well equipped to support Carers in their role and we offer a fun and informative learning experience. I didn’t have any care experience when I came to Bright Care but the training covered everything I needed to know.
What training do the new care workers get from the Bright Care Training Academy?
The onboarding training is extremely thorough and it includes giving medication, moving and handling, record keeping, digital systems and catheter training, alongside eLearning courses to equip our new Carers for their role.
Do you have any advice for those considering a career change into the care industry?
Do it! I wish I had done it years ago. The feeling of fulfilment and enjoyment you experience with your clients and the team is incredible.
Did you work as a Carer before you moved into an office role?
Yes, I was a Carer for three months before I was promoted to Care Manager. Progression is something that Bright Care really encourages. My time as a Care Assistant is useful when it comes to interviewing new care workers and understanding what will be expected of them.
How is Bright Care different to other care providers?
Bright Care genuinely care about clients and their colleagues. We are a supportive company and we believe in championing our people. Career progression is always possible if that is what people want; I am a prime example of that.
Where are the jobs in care based?
In Broughty Ferry, we are looking for Carers to cover areas such as Fife, the Angus area, and the outskirts of Perthshire. There are lots of job opportunities for the right candidates, who have their own car and the right to work in the UK.
What types of jobs in care are available?
Our Carers are all employed by Bright Care, either on a salaried or zero hours contract. We have hourly, live-in and overnight care jobs.
We pride ourselves on going on the journey with our clients and we tailor the care provision to the needs of each client. I recommend our candidates look at our website before their recruitment process, to gain an understanding of Bright Care and how we operate before they come into their interview.
Why become a Bright Carer?
We are recruiting exceptional Care Assistants throughout Scotland and South East England. If you are looking for a rewarding career in care, working with a company who values their team members and offers a competitive salary and good benefits, please apply now.
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If you need tailored in-home elder care for yourself or a loved one, Bright Care can support you. Our companionship style care provides peace of mind for families who cannot always be there to look after their loved ones.
- Consistent companionship (reading the newspaper, playing games, taking exercise)
- Support with outings (grocery food shopping, hospital appointments, walks)
- Help around the house (laundry, vacuuming, dusting)
- Home-based activities (cooking, baking, gardening)
- Support at social events (family gatherings, clubs, religious services)
- Personal hygiene (assistance with washing and getting dressed)
- Health and well-being (support with medications and exercise)
- Personal administration (help with forms, letters, paying bills)
If you would like to know more about our companionship care services, please get in touch.