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Home Care Jobs in Norfolk & Norwich

Norwich and Norfolk Home Care Jobs

Why Consider Home Care Jobs in Norfolk and Norwich?

Thinking of applying for home care jobs in Norfolk? Home care, or domiciliary care, is the type of care delivered in people’s own homes. Home carers visit people at home in the community & provide support with anything that might be expected in a care home. Although people’s care needs tend to be more straightforward in home care, it’s possible to opt for home care with very complex needs. Home carers thrive on working ‘one to one’ with their clients and getting more time with each person. They’re comfortable working alone at times and dealing with situations independently. Of course, help is always at hand too!

What's Involved in a Home Care Job?

Home Care Assistants help people with all manner of care needs from personal care and dressing to medication and meals. They might assist people to get out and about and support with tasks such as cleaning and shopping. They’re the eyes and ears of the healthcare system, and they play a vital role in picking up on and reporting problems such as illnesses and infections.

Typical tasks in home care include:

  • Personal care
  • Dressing
  • Medication support
  • Meal preparation
  • Shopping
  • Cleaning
  • Companionship

Home Care Assistant Job Requirements

What's Required for a Job in Home Care in Norfolk?

Employers value care experience and qualifications such as the Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care. Depending on the company this might be essential, but increasingly employers are willing to consider candidates with no experience. There is currently a shortage of care workers in the UK, and employers are always looking for new ways to fill home care jobs in Norwich. Care is not suited to everyone however, and what’s important is aptitude. People who have worked in childcare or customer facing roles are often a good fit for care. Equally, parenting is often good experience! What employers are looking for are people skills and a conscientious nature.

Typical characteristics of people well suited to care include:

  • People skills
  • Background in retail
  • Background in childcare
  • Parenting experience
  • Experience in customer facing roles
  • Empathy
  • Being a good listener
  • A conscientious nature

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