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Home care provider calls for more south Devon carers in winter run-up

Published: 19th September 2019 12:15

 A LEADING home care provider has unveiled plans this month (September 2019) to create jobs for 100 new employees to help meet growing demand for its services in south Devon as winter approaches.

Guardian Homecare says it will be boosting its home carer numbers in the Exeter and Torbay areas in the run-up to winter as the colder weather drives a greater need for its services.

Catherine Porter, Manager at Guardian Homecare, said: “We’re approaching winter, which is our busiest time of the year because, as the temperatures drop and the night’s close in, elderly and vulnerable people in Devon need more help. As the weather turns, more and more people are at risk and those requiring live-in or homecare services rises, so we’re creating vacancies for 100 new carers in order to maintain our excellent levels of care.

“We’re looking for kind, honest, caring and reliable individuals to provide services in Exeter and Torbay, and surrounding areas, so anyone who believes they’re the right candidate for a position with us should get in touch.”

Guardian Homecare delivers personalised home care supporting people wishing to stay living safely and comfortably in their own homes in south Devon. 

Anyone interested in joining Guardian Homecare should call 01803 853198 for further details.

“Being a carer is a highly skilled, professional vocational occupation that is essential to the fabric of our society. With a job for life like this, people can start at the very bottom and work their way up and we will offer them full training and access to industry-leading qualifications.”

Guardian Homecare employs nearly 200 domiciliary carers in south Devon to look after its service users in their own homes and it is currently searching for 100 new honest and kind-hearted individuals to help add to its teams.

Catherine added: “No experience is necessary to become a carer, as free, full training is provided. We offer new recruits a five-day training induction and a 12-week on-board programme working towards a care certificate. We also offer flexible working hours, both full and part-time, as well as competitive wages and generous holiday allocation.”

Guardian Homecare offers training and the opportunity for internal advancement. Anyone who joins the team can create a career path using the different qualifications they achieve.

“It is a great opportunity for people to achieve a recognised qualification and they’ll also be able to have access to exclusive discounts online and in-store from retailers including Tesco, Primark and Argos.”

New recruits are given free uniforms, access to national staff discount scheme for many major brands, as well as 28 days paid holiday, paid travel between calls and paid mileage.

For further details, please call Guardian Homecare on 01803 853198 or drop in at its Drew Street branch in Brixham, during normal office hours for an informal chat. Alternatively, please visit www.guardianhomecare.org.uk.




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