A Director once joked to us that his two recruitment requirements were simple- a pulse and a driving license!
No one can escape the fact that in domiciliary care a driving licence is a must and quite often there is only work available for a female. But what really makes a good carer?
Obviously having a caring disposition is a given, but most business report that reliability is the key attribute that underpins what makes a great carer. Reliability is hard to ascertain at the interview stage. Quite often we find the people who ‘say all the right things’ might not to ultimately practice what they preach.
The luxury care providers have is training and supervision. This gives the perfect opportunity to spot early warning signs and confront that at the beginning before there is any disruption in your service.