Become a part of the Bridgewater Family
One of the most frequent answers we receive when asking our team why they love their job in care is how they can make a difference to the lives of others and how rewarding a job this can be. A career in care is completely people-focussed and is about building relationships and providing support to those who truly value it. At times it can be challenging, but with the right support, training and guidance, your role as a carer can be extremely rewarding.
A role in care can offer great flexibility around your own personal responsibilities, helping to make juggling work life and home life that bit easier. If you aren’t looking for a standard 9-5 job it can be a great career option for you, with flexible working patterns to fit around your own personal commitments such as childcare or further education.
Something that many people aren’t aware of with a career in care is how many amazing career progression opportunities there are! Starting as a carer you will be able to build relationships with both your team and the clients you care for, whilst working towards further qualifications to help with your personal and professional development. There are a number of progression roles that are all achievable for carers, such as Senior administrative support, all the way to Care Co-ordinators and Managerial positions.
One thing is for sure in the world of care; no 2 days will ever be the same! This is one of the greatest benefits of working in care – if you love variety in your role, becoming a Care Specialist can offer just that. You will constantly be introduced to new environments, new clients, and new experiences. Meeting new people is a key part of your role and there is never a dull moment.
So, if a career in care sounds like a perfect fit for you, we would love to hear from you!
At Bridgewater Home Care we have created an environment in which our team feel like a part of the family – the Bridgewater family. It is important to us that our team feel well supported, valued, and enjoy working alongside both colleagues and clients.
We invite compassionate, caring individuals to join us at Bridgewater Home Care and become part of a truly rewarding support-network of like-minded people.
It is not necessary to have prior experience in the health or social care sector; the most important thing is that you have a passion for making a difference to the lives of others! Many of our employees draw on past experiences, skills, or knowledge they have gained from previous roles and use these to encourage, assist and support our clients to help improve their quality of life.
Sometimes referred to as a care worker, care assistant or carer, being a Care Specialist with Bridgewater Home Care is a varied and rewarding role, where you will become a specialist in your field with top quality training and development. You will be looking after vulnerable adults and elderly individuals in their own homes, supporting them to live comfortably and independently for as long as possible.
We place huge importance on improving quality of life, and offer relationship-focussed care and support to those living at home, specialising in the care of those with a form of dementia.
As a Care Specialist you will be a client’s friend, companion and carer, helping them to live as independently as possible at home and supporting them to carry out a variety of day to day tasks that they would have difficulty performing themselves.
It is a role that requires excellent communication skills and the ability to create long-lasting relationships with the people we support, helping to make a positive difference to their everyday lives.
As a Care Specialist you will be responsible for a variety of tasks, including:
✓ About the Bridgewater Home Care story and our values
✓ Your day-to-day role and what your key responsibilities and tasks are
✓ The different types of care we offer to our clients
✓ Administering medication
✓ Personal Care
✓ Specialist Care
✓ Moving and handling
✓ Dementia Care
✓ Health & safety
✓ First aid
Do I need prior experience in care to become a Care Specialist?
You do not need prior experience in care to work at Bridgewater Home Care. You will receive all the help, support and training you need to become a Care Specialist. We look for those who have a caring, compassionate nature who with a passion for helping to improve the quality of the lives of those we care for.
Will I receive training for the job?
Yes, absolutely. We provide an initial 2 day face-to-face pre-employment course where you will learn everything there is to know about a career at Bridgewater Home Care, followed by online training modules. We will guide and support you every step of the way!
How long does the recruitment process take?
Depending on your current employment status and documentation, it can take anything from as little as 1 week, to 1 month . Our application process is quick and simple – submit an application to us and a member of our friendly team will be in contact with you to discuss your interest further.
Do I need a driving license?
We do prefer all Care Specialists to hold a full driving license and have access to a car. Due to the nature of the role and visiting our clients in their own homes, there will be short commutes in between clients which is much easier when you are able to drive.
How much can I earn?
We offer a very competitive remuneration package at Bridgewater Home Care and offer above industry the standard. The amount you earn will depend on the number of hours you would like to work and the type and complexity of the care you deliver – we also have many different career progression opportunities so there is always room to enhance your role and develop your skills.
Will I receive ongoing support?
Of course! As part of the Bridgewater Family, you will receive ongoing support from your Care Manager, office team, Bridgewater Buddy and the wider Bridgewater family! Should you need help with a personal query, a work-related matter or anything in between, we are here to support you throughout your career.
What documents do I need to provide to become a Care Specialist?
As a Bridgewater Home Care Specialist we would need to ensure you have a full driving license with the relevant insurance, plus we will need to run a quick check through the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) before you begin employment. Once we are happy with these, we can guide you through the rest of the application process to get you on your way to becoming part of the Bridgewater Home Care team.
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