Nottingham City Council is partnering with home care providers across the city to help recruit people to provide much needed support to vulnerable residents of our communities.
Local home care providers have open home care positions available now, with full pay, flexible hours, and training and opportunities for people to advance their careers in the industry.
The recruiting campaign is central to the city’s efforts to support people in their homes during the fall and winter, especially the elderly and vulnerable.
The rallying call for home care workers is part of the council’s Pathway to Health and Social (PHSC) program, which aims to ensure there are enough caregivers during the winter months.
Pathways to Health and Social Care is funded in part by Nottingham City Council and the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF).
Cllr Adele Williams, portfolio manager for adults and health at Nottingham City Council, said: “We are asking people across town a simple question – could you care? Could you take care of someone who needs a little extra support at home, helping them with practical and daily tasks?
“As city council, we have a duty to help and support the residents of our communities. This often involves helping recruit the right people into these valuable home care roles for other local providers who have positions available.
“Home care makes a huge difference to the people of our city. Work can be local to your home and be flexible around hours to suit your home, family, or social commitments.
“You don’t need any qualifications or experience for these roles – you just need to be the type of person who can provide quality care. If you are compassionate, patient, and respectful, and are committed to helping improve the lives of those you support, you should consider including caregivers.
“We are working with our health and care partners to improve and make visible career paths in the sector, but there are already great opportunities for progression and development. From day one, however, you would make a real difference to the people of our city and start what could be a lifelong career in the industry, helping people to live well in their own homes.
For all positions recruited for:
- You will be fully paid
- You will be trained – no previous experience is necessary, just a desire to take care of others
- Your DBS check will be paid
- We will support you in your application
- You will be designated as a “key worker”
- We support you to get vaccinated against Covid-19
- Complete PPE will be provided to you
Case Study: Stewart, Home Care Officer for Nottingham City Council
Stewart worked for the Nottingham City Council Home Care Team for over four years. Stewart trains in the community and supports people in their homes when they are discharged from the hospital or if they need extra support. Stewart will support people and help them until they start doing all they can for themselves again.
Speaking about her work, Stewart said: “I love my job – it’s fantastic because we often see a very positive outcome at the end of everything we’ve done. It is very rewarding and there is no diploma required – I did not need any training, the Town Hall has planned everything. It is one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had.