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Are you retired and looking to return to work?

19-Oct-17

This domiciliary care company (Caremark Thanet) provides care to the residents of Thanet in their homes. We have been doing this highly successfully for almost five years. If you are retired and looking to return to work, we have opportunities for you to come and work for us as a care and support worker. You do not need experience; you do need to be caring, reliable, flexible and hardworking.

If you think this is an opportunity that might interest you, read on. If, after reading this article, you find that you are still interested in working in home care, then we should like to invite you to our coffee morning on Monday 6th November 2017 at Smith's Court Hotel, between 10.00 am - 12.00 noon. We will be able to answer all your questions at this event. In the meantime, what follows is a little bit about domiciliary care, a bit about us and a little about how we view working in domiciliary care.

Domiciliary Care We are a home care company, which means that we go out to care for people in their homes. Working in care is very demanding but very rewarding. Our customers are amongst some of Thanet's most frail and vulnerable residents. When you work for us your, customers will depend upon you. They come to rely upon you. And it is not just customers who rely upon you; your colleagues rely upon you - as you will rely upon them; the families of your customers rely upon you, and often other health professionals rely upon you. This is a heavy responsibility, indeed. We know from experience; however, that people with a little maturity on their side are eminently suitable for shouldering this burden.

By far the most common service we provide to our customers is personal care. You have to be completely comfortable with this if you are going to become one of our care and support workers. You have to be comfortable with it because it is a service that all our carers are required to carry out. And you have to be comfortable with it because if you are not; your discomfort will be transmitted to your customer. You are already carrying out a task that, by its very nature, threatens your customer's dignity: your discomfort will simply exacerbate things.

A Little about Us We have a very simple, yet profoundly important business ethos. We believe that our customers are the most important people for our business; that our care and support workers are the most important people in our business; that a socially responsible business is most important for all of us. We have an equally simple yet important vision: To be Thanet’s first choice private domiciliary care provider for customers and carers. You can find out more about our ethos, vision and values in this article.

Our View of Working in Domiciliary Care We have extra-ordinary high expectations. We believe passionately that working in care is a career. When you work for us, you are never "just a carer". Caring is not just a job; it is a vocation; caring is not the the last resort for the aimless; it should be the first choice for the ambitious; it is not a job without prospects; it is a position with opportunities; a chance to develop, not a place to rest.

Of course, we can only offer opportunities. It is down to individuals to seize them. Opportunities are not for everyone.

If you have liked what you have read, why not come along on Monday 6th November 2017. Just a reminder it is being held at Smith's Court Hotel - Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville, CT9 2HL - between 10.00 am - 12.00. We'd love to see you there, and who knows where it might lead you.

Garry Costain is the Managing Director of Caremark Thanet, a domiciliary care provider with offices in Margate, Kent. Caremark Thanet provides home care services throughout the Isle of Thanet. Garry can be contacted on 01843 235910 or email garry.costain@caremark.co.uk. You can also visit Caremark Thanet's website at www.caremark.co.uk/thanet.

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