“We take care of you so you can take care of them!”
Why Should You Become A Starcare Team Member?
Benefits of joining the Starcare team include:
- Paid travel time
- Mileage allowance paid at 32p per mile
- Opportunities to gain recognised qualifications
- Full induction programme
- Ongoing training and support
- 5.6 weeks of annual leave
- Free DBS check
- Full uniform
- Flexible shift patterns to suit your lifestyle
- Career progression
The Care Assistant Role
What is it?
What might the role involve?
- supporting people with social and physical activities
- accompanying people to appointments
- helping with personal care such as showering and dressing
- assisting people with eating and drinking
What skills do I need?
Additional skills required to be a Care Assistant include:
- organisational skills
- good listening and communication skills
- the ability to understand and follow policies and procedures
- good writing skills to fill in care plans
Starcare prides ourselves on being one of the UK’s leading care companies, providing quality homecare across Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Merseyside. We provide personal care to over 500 service-users, helping them to live independently and stay in the comfort of their own homes as long as possible as well as managing six Extra Care housing schemes. We currently suppport over 11,000 visits per week and this is growing due to our continued success.
Starcare is passionate about helping those who need care and support to live better lives. We want to make a real difference to our service-users and their families, treating every care experience as though we were looking after one of our own family and ensuring that we provide a high level of ‘continuity of care’ to our service users with the same teams, where possible, visiting service-users on a regular basis.
At Starcare we offer flexible care and support that focuses on understanding what is important to the individual and knowing how we can make a real difference to them, and those around them. We also train our teams in specialist areas like Dementia to help them offer greater support on visits.
Committed to providing quality care and support, Starcare has a dedicated management team with extensive training and experience in all aspects of the social care industry. We focus on recruiting the right people to deliver the care, and then ensuring that the team receive support and training so they can deliver excellent care on a daily basis.
Our team is full of brilliant carers, and when they want to progress in their careers within care, we support this by offering training programmes to help them develop towards senior carer, service support officer or head office positions.
Real Stories About Being A Carer
Before I came to care I was in a job that wasn’t for me, I felt I could do more and after watching my family in different care roles I decided to take the chance and take a career change.
One of my first clients was a lovely lady who had a brain tumour, her family had said that she could not remember many things and that she would say things that didn’t make sense due to her condition.
My first time being there with my Work Partner I asked her (trying to make conversation as best I could)
“What sort of music do you like?”
“I can’t remember” she replied
“What about Frank Sinatra… Louis Armstrong?”
She smiled “oo I like them”
Later that night I decided to put some songs on my phone and the next morning I was back at the call and asked if she would like to listen to some music.
We played “Fly me to the moon” and in an attempt to make her smile I sang along to the words… and out of nowhere she sang back! Word perfect to the shock of everyone in the room.
Later that day I received a phone call from one of my managers asking what I had done in the call, confused myself I explained and asked why?
My manager then explained that my clients husband had called in tears asking for me to go back more often as since I had left and sang to her he “had his wife back” and the music had helped her remember and for the first time in a long time he could talk to her as he used too, even if it was for just an hour. I found this overwhelming.
Over the following months every morning we would sing together, bonding over the power of music, talking about her past and making her laugh all the way. Her family were so thankful and loving that we became a huge part of their lives as carers, a shoulder to try on and the support they needed. This lady redefined my idea of beauty and wonder as she had such a beautiful personality that no one could meet her and not love her.
Finally on the last day of her being at home (as she now needed to go into a nursing home) the family even waited for me and my work partner Sammi to get her ready as to say goodbye after our weekend off which filled us with emotion and pride in our work.
This lady made me realise know that care was for me and how much of a difference we made as a company and as individuals
My Journey started on the 12th of august 2016 after being in a career of being a cleaner, I wanted to try something that was out of my depth to see if i could push my self higher in a different career.
As I was looking through, I came across Starcare and read through it sounded really good so I sent an email through and instantly got a email back with and interview which went amazing and got the job by the end of it, then going out on the round on my first weekend it went amazing.
At first I didn’t think I could so it but so far i have met some amazing people along the way I don’t think I could ever go in to a job and enjoy it as much as I do with Starcare.
There has been up and downs but in a career of a support worker it wouldn’t be the right job if it didn’t have it, the bridges and challenges and I have came over to be where I am today as a senior/team leader also gaining qualifications that I didn’t think i would have achieved but I did.
This wouldn’t be without the staff and managers who have encouraged me when I thought i couldn’t do it but i am still here today and hopefully many years to come as the organisation is like family couldn’t ask for better and i couldn’t thank them all enough they are truly amazing xx
Need More Information About The Role?
Do I Need Any Care Qualifications Or Experience?
No qualifications or experience are required as we provide a full training and support for our team. We’ll provide you with an induction and training to get you on the road, you’ll also be able to study for relevant care qualifications which are nationally recognised.
How Old Do I Have To Be To Apply?
You need to be 18 years old to work in personal care with Starcare Ltd. If you are under 18 but are interested in pursuing this line of work, then consider applying to get some work experience in a care home, where the age requirement is lower.