Visiting Care Roles: Becoming A Bright Carer
As a visiting carer, you’ll provide care and companionship for our elderly clients in the comfort of their own home. You’re on hand to assist with all aspects of daily life, from personal care, to household chores, to trips out and about; but most importantly, you’re there for those little moments in life, like reading the papers together, or drinking a cup of tea in the garden.
You’ll work in a small team of carers to look after a client, and will have a regular group of clients. We aim for a minimum of two-hour visit and during this time, you’ll be:
- Assisting clients with personal care, such as getting up, washed, dressed, and toileting
- Helping clients with light housekeeping, such as cleaning, laundry, cooking
- Going on outings, whether that be grocery shopping, social events, or hospital appointments
- Providing friendly and ongoing companionship
- Supporting clients with taking their medication, or picking up prescriptions
Why Bright Care
What makes us different? We employ our visiting carers in salaried position.
No more zero-hour contracts. Instead, our visiting carers are given a fixed-salary position with us, where you’ll work a maximum of five days per week in six-hour shifts (one day with a twelve-hour shift), and have two weekends guaranteed off a month.
What’s more, becoming a carer with Bright Care is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a highly motivated and enthusiastic team. We’re thrilled to have won some recent and notable awards that showcase our dedication to employees:
- The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies To Work For 2018
- We’re #10 in the Best Scottish Companies To Work For in 2018
- Scottish Care Housing Support Provider of the Year 2017
There are other benefits too:
- Ongoing training and support, with an intensive three-day training course and e-learning modules. We want you to feel equipped and confident in your role.
- A contribution towards travel expenses to/from a client’s house
- Set paid holidays
- The opportunity for SCQF (former SVQ) qualifications and career development
We’re thrilled to have won some recent and notable awards that showcase our dedication to employees, including The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For 2018.
What We’re Looking For
Those who have:
- Life-experience. It’s essential. It helps us all to gain empathy and understanding.
- Positivity. We want you to be warm-hearted, patient and have great communication skills.
- Caring Experience: It’s highly valued, whether in a professional or informal capacity.
- Reliability. We seek commitment and professionalism to our clients and in situations.
You’ll also need:
- A driving licence. You’ll need your own transport too (unless you work with our Edinburgh branch).
- Language. The ability to speak English clearly, both spoken and written.
- Work Permit. We’ll need you to have the right to work in the UK.
- To pass the PVG. This is the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) checks.
- Qualifications. Although you don’t need any formal qualifications, we support all our staff to work towards a SVQ2 in Social Services and Healthcare (SCQF Level 6) if you don’t already have it.
Ready To Apply
If you think this role is for you, please click on ‘Apply Now’ to fill in our online application form.
Alternatively, if you have any questions about what it looks and feels like to work as a live-in carer at Bright Care, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.