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Carer Job Description

How to Hire a Carer

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Carer Job Description

We are hiring a Carer to work for our organisation, helping people with illness, frailty, or disability. As a Carer, you will work with young and older people assisting them in their daily lives. Your duties will include making meals, cleaning, laundry, shopping, helping with personal hygiene, mobility, safety, and welfare. The ideal candidate will be physically fit, organised, have a clean driving licence, and have an encouraging and empathetic nature.

Carer Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend customer’s homes and help with personal care tasks
  • Remind individuals to take medication
  • Light household duties
  • Help patients follow treatment plans
  • Attend appointments with the customer
  • Observe and follow health and safety policies

Carer Skills and Requirements

  • Previous care experience
  • A diploma in a health or care related field
  • Honest, discreet, reliable, and respectful
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Organised with good maths and English skills
  • Flexible and able to work unsocial hours

Personalising Your Carer Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.

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