About Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North
We are Britain’s leading provider of support for carers and the people they care for. We are the people carers turn to. As a charity, we care for people not for profit. We provide much needed breaks tailored to the needs of the individual Carer and cared for within their own homes. Our service is available in the towns and villages of North Herts, –
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Working for Crossroads Care - Support Worker
Do you have a passion for caring and want to help families look after their loved ones? As a charity, we care for people not for profit. We provide much needed breaks tailored to the needs of the individual Carer and cared for within their own homes.We pride ourselves in matching Support Workers with clients and where possible, ensuring that there is consistency in visits. We believe this allows our Support Workers to truly understand the needs of their clients, build meaningful relationships and gain great job satisfaction. A full driving licence and access to own transport is essential as is the ability to do a minimum of 16 hours per week. Hours are flexible, to fit in around your other commitments and guaranteed hours can be offered for those working full time with availability alternate weekends, early mornings and evenings a few days a week.
Quotes from current staff
“I’m treated as an individual, I’m valued as me” Karen “It’s the impact we can have with our clients, to make them laugh and smile” Phil “I’m treated as a friend or family member by the client, not just someone doing a job” Steve FURTHER QUOTES FROM STAFF AS TO WHY THEY GAIN GREAT SATISFACTION WORKING FOR CROSSROADS o "Time out with clients, we get the opportunity to build rapport and bond with each other" o "Build relationships" o "Trust and responsibility" o "Given travel time" o "Carers look forward to me coming as much as the cared for does" o "I get regular clients" o "We get a call time of at least one hour so we are not rushing them" o "We have flexibility with what we do with clients" o "I like that the clients have personal choice about the time they spend with us – linked to good care planning & that our care is holistic" o "Such a diverse range of clients, my experience is growing and it is so varied."
Benefits of working for Crossroads Care
A rewarding career in care, working in your local area supporting clients living independently in their own homes. o Competitive pay & 2% bonus if working over 21 hours per week o Manageable rotas, in your local area with consistent clients o Outstanding training and Nationally recognised qualifications o Fully paid induction o Shadowing and Mentoring scheme o Career Development through personal reviews o 28 days holiday, increasing after 2 years service o Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks paid for by Crossroads Care o Employee Assistance Programme o Pension Scheme with employer's contributions o Referral bonus when you recommend a friend to work with us
"I wish I had done it sooner. I love it!"
Our Support Workers come to us for all sorts of reasons, and from many different backgrounds. Some, like Ricky, have had thoughts about working in care for a long time. Ricky built a career in construct ion for 20 years before deciding it was time for a change. “My mum has always worked in care so it was always something I felt I wanted to give a go, ” he says. “ I wish I had done it sooner. I love it, it’s better than I expected." Others, like Vicky, saw their first steps in care as “ just a job, it paid the bills”. But Vicky says she soon found there was much more to the job, and she enjoyed building a rapport with clients, learning to treat them like family, and taking courses to discover more about the different approaches to care. Vicky's career has developed since joining Crossroads and is now one of our service managers “I actually enjoyed getting up each morning and going to work, and it was the first job that did that for me,” says Vicky. For Marie, a career as a Support Worker is an exciting challenge and a great opportunity to build relationships. "Every day is different, ” says Marie. “ It’s not the same thing each day when you are working with people. ”
Meet The Team
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