The variety of a day in care

People often ask, ‘what’s a typical day in the life of a carer?’ To be honest there is no such thing, and that is why the job role is so exciting, so varied and so interesting. There is a huge opportunity to positively impact the lives of the people that we’re caring for.

At Prestige Nursing + Care, our carers help people with a variety of needs, whether it be complex care needs, brain or spinal injury rehabilitation, dementia support (including ensuring that that their family and friends are also supported) all the way through to companionship.

Many of our carers choose the career as they want to make a positive impact on other people’s lives, and giving care gives that opportunity. One of our care assistants from Leicester cares for and supports clients with a range of needs in the local area. Her care includes looking after a one year old boy with complex care needs, through to an adult male with a brain injury. As part of her day-to-day, wherever possible Sadie also spends time with the families of those she’s caring for, helping with domestic tasks and putting the world to rights to offer some respite.

Another or our carers, from the Prestige Nursing + Care Derby branch has made a real drive to get her clients more engaged with the local community. For one of the people she’s caring for that means a trip to the local pub for a meal. Like many of our carers, she is responsible for medication procedures and complex interventions – which means that people can get assessed and cared for in a relatively short timeframe, in their own home which can make all the difference.

We’re really proud of all of our carers. They are making real, positive differences to people’s lives and we want to acknowledge and thank them. If you think that a career in care is for you, check out our recruitment page.

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Jobs FAQs

What shifts or rotas are available for professional carers?

Our branches have a wide variety of hours and rotas which means it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation, whether you want a full time role or are just looking for a few hours a week. All that we ask is that you commit to the hours you can do two weeks in advance.

Do I need care experience to join?

Six months’ professional care experience is ideal - such as a domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care some branches do offer training leading to care certificates, so please contact the recruitment team to discuss on 0808 239 9716.

Do I need a driving licence?

A full clean driving is required for some roles, but not all. Job roles normally state if a driving licence is required, but if you are unsure then please contact the recruitment team on 0808 239 9716.

What pre-employment checks do you do?

To join Prestige Nursing & Care as a professional carer you will be required to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, unless you are registered with the update service.

We can help you apply via your local branch. When you work with children and vulnerable adults a DBS check is a legal requirement. Find out more about DBS checks: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about.

We also require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Finally, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, NI number, ID and proof of address. Your recruiter will talk you through all requirements and support you all the way.

What training do I need to complete before starting work?

You will need to complete both online e-learning modules and virtual training via Microsoft Teams. This is very flexible and can be completed from home as long as you have a compatible device. Find out more about the training we offer.

Is the training free?

Yes, the training is completely free.

Do you offer regular patterns of work?

Yes, our branches offer a wide variety of hours and shift patterns.

Will I be employed by Prestige Nursing & Care?

You would become a member of our team with a contract for services. You would be eligible for things like SSP and holiday, as well as a NEST workplace pension.

How old do you have to be to work as a carer?

You need to be 18 years old to join our care team and there is no upper age limit.

How often will I get paid?

We pay all our professional carers weekly.