Employee FAQs

Are you looking for a fulfilling career where you get to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of
people you interact with at work and where there is lots of room to grow? Then social care might just be the right place for you. There is an urgent need for qualified personnel working in social care, with lots of diverse roles available. Social care support is needed for the elderly, people with mental health problems, and other long-term conditions.  
A social care career is suitable for you if you are looking for consistent work in a setting where what you do actually matters, and where you can learn and advance your career.
People living with long-term physical or mental health challenges, or people who are elderly need a
certain level of day to support so they can lead rich and fulfilling lives. Social care is the role a carer pay in supporting people with these needs so their lives are happier, safer, and grants them the autonomy to live within their own home, care home or sheltered housing. 
At Alida Care, we focus on providing care at home, which is termed domiciliary care.
Your primary responsibility is to assist a person in need of care, thereby improving their lives by attending to their specific needs and helping with daily tasks. You could be working with children, the elderly, or people who have physical disabilities or learning disabilities. You will take on roles such as providing personal care to service users such as assisting them with washing, feeding, and dressing. You may also be tasked with assisting customers with chores such as grocery shopping, cooking, and general housework. Other responsibilities care assistants take on are: scheduling appointments, checking on clients’ health by taking their temperature, pulse, respiration, and weight and providing customers with emotional support.
As a domiciliary care assistant your primary responsibility is to help people stay in their homes, with their pets, close to their friends and family, and a part of their community. You are preventing them from being forced to leave their homes by paying them visits and assisting them with their daily lives. There are two types of care assistant roles available in domiciliary care: Caregiver Assistants support with daily tasks. You could assist with cooking, shopping, medication assistance, or day trips. These visits can last as little as 30 minutes per day or last several hours, depending on the needs of the client. 
Live-in Caregiver Living with the customer in their home and providing care and support as needed. However, while you are living in their home, we ensure that your working hours are limited to an agreed-upon amount of 8 -10 hours per day.
Working in social care means making a visible impact. Other upsides of social care work are: Having a job in a stable and growing industry; being able to work flexible shifts tailored to your preferences. Flexibility to choose between full or part-time work; rewarding employment that makes a difference. At Alida Care, we are family. We practise the philosophy of caring for the care. We offer training and support for your career progression and a highly competitive rate of pay.
You must have considered this question at length, and that is why you are here. At Alida Care, we see people from diverse educational and career backgrounds come into social care. Your personality and temperament plays into whether social care is the right career for you. You will be interacting with people at their most vulnerable. You may want to take a moment and reflect on questions such as: how do you feel about helping other people? How do you feel about caring for others? Does it make you happy when you care for others? How do you feel about doing something that changes another person’s life for the better? Would you say you are patient and an empath? 
If you answer yes to most of the questions above, then you are likely suited for a career in social care. You are ready to make a difference one person at a time.
All care staff will need good English along with numeracy and digital skills as well possessing strong
listening and communication skills. We will facilitate for you to get the right training to meet al
compliance requirements. For more information on mandatory training, you can
visit our training page.
With a care career, it is as important to have the right mindset and attitude, as it is to have learning. We look for key personality attributes in our care team members rather than specific work experience or qualifications. We can help you attain qualifications and provide you with experience, but no-one can ‘teach’ someone how to be naturally kind and caring.
Ready for an exciting and fulfilling career in care? Contact us now for advice on training and opportunities.

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