It’s what’s inside that counts.
Are you considering a new career?
The demand for talented care workers across all roles within a care home is continually rising and we think there’s never been a better time to consider this as a professional option. There are some fantastic benefits to working in health and social care, both in terms of the rewarding nature of the role day-to-day and in terms of how we shape the future for our loved ones lives.
Read more from some of our amazing family members at Bletchley House, Milton Keynes, to find out about the work they do and the variety of opportunities available within a care home.
Sarah, Senior Carer
I started my career in social care because I wanted to be able to make a difference and give people a better quality of life. I have been a carer for 16 years and have been working at Gold Care Homes for eight years, in which I gained the skills to be promoted to Senior Carer. No two days are the same and the care needs of residents are likely to change from day-to-day, so this is an ideal working choice if you can react and adapt quickly to whatever is going on around you.
I can’t think of anything more rewarding than caring for other people. Whether this is empowering other people to enjoy their day, supporting them with short or long term health needs, or even smoothing the way for someone as they reach the end of their life – caring for others is a huge privilege.
At the end of each shift, it is heart warming to head home with the knowledge that you’ve made a real difference to someone’s life, whether it be the responsibility of the physical care of your residents or getting to know them and supporting their emotional and social requirements as well as liaising with family members regarding their welfare.
Knowing I have helped put a smile on some-ones face makes the job worthwhile.
Marilyn, Kitchen Assistant
I previously worked as a Barista and a Catering Assistant for a well known supermarket, but wanted a change of career. I was attracted to Gold Care Homes because of the hours and proximity to my home, in changing roles I soon found it to be the best career move I made.
When you work in a care home, you’ll have the opportunity to really get to know the people in your care, you’ll often be lucky enough to be told really interesting stories about years gone by and to get a glimpse of many different perspectives on life.
Each day I talk to our residents whilst doing my tasks such as laying and clearing the tables for their meals, washing up and general catering duties. I take pride in my work, knowing that our residents are happy and appreciate what we do for them. We are all one big family.
If you are friendly, outgoing and chatty and want to contribute to the wellbeing of others, working in care is a great choice. I have been with Gold Care Homes for three years now and find it very rewarding.
Usha, Registered Nurse
I have been a nurse for 34 years and have worked in care settings for over 30 years. Being at Gold Care Homes for approximately 2 years as a Bank Nurse I am now pleased to be joining them permanently.
One of the best things about working in the care industry is that many of your skills and personal values will be recognised and put to good use. Often, these skills – such as kindness, patience, personal warmth, sensitivity, empathy, friendliness and reliability get overlooked in other industries, however these really are at the forefront of your contribution to a care home environment.
There are several reasons I decided to become permanent at Gold Care Homes, the other staff were so welcoming and friendly, you really feel part of a family. We all help each other out and work as a team to ensure our residents get the best care possible. I was also looking for more hours, closer to home and with the aim to stay in one place for another 10 years of my career, Gold Care Homes are invested in enabling me to do this.
My background has generally been working in factories, from making clothes to dental lights, working at Lipton tea and then working with family. I started in social care because I am a sociable person, have a caring nature and enjoy chatting and spending time with people.
Whilst I am carrying out my daily cleaning duties, it is fascinating to chat to our residents and find out about their lives, it not only enriches my life, but also theirs as someone is taking the time to listen and care. Every day I learn something new as we share stories and have a laugh together. If you want to start a career in care you have to genuinely care about others, residents are not just a number, they are people with feelings.
At Gold Care Homes we believe recruitment is truly based on personality and values, it’s what’s inside that counts.
What’s important to us is that you care deeply about the wellbeing of other people, we’re looking for individuals who are caring, kind, friendly, understanding, compassionate and approachable, as well those wanting to work in a fun filled team environment.
If you feel that you have the personal attributes to make an outstanding care worker, whether in any of the roles highlighted or within another area, we’d love to hear from you. You’ll be given on the job training and support, whereby transferable skills will enable you to progress within the industry.
Contact our recruitment team to discuss opportunities at Gold Care Homes further or take a look at our careers page for current vacancies and apply directly https://www.goldcarehomes.com/careers/
Our mission is to enhance the lives of our residents in our care by bringing them joy, happiness and fulfilment. We do this be delivering the best service we can within family-orientated developments.