Become a carer at Healthcare Homes

Being a carer is one of the most purposeful and rewarding careers there is. Far more than just a job, working as a carer gives you a real sense of satisfaction knowing that you’re making a positive difference in people’s lives.

As a carer at Healthcare Homes, you’ll help people with their daily needs – from social and physical activities to personal care, mobility and mealtimes – with compassion, respect and commitment. This could be in one of our 48 care homes, in the community, or even living with somebody in their own home.

You’ll find that no two days are the same. You’ll constantly be introduced to new people, new environments and new challenges, keeping your role as a carer interesting and varied.

Want to see our carer vacancies?
You can view our vacancies online by clicking below. Alternatively call us on 01206 987499 and speak to our friendly team.
What do you need to be a carer?

You don’t necessarily need any experience or qualifications to become a carer. Instead, we look for personal qualities such as a caring and compassionate nature, commitment to the people you support and your colleagues, and a willingness to learn. You’ll also need to have good communication skills, including a high standard of written and spoken English if it isn’t your first language, as well as excellent team-working and problem-solving skills.

Even if you haven’t worked in care before, you’ll probably find that you have relevant care experience from your personal life without even realising it. If you have raised children or looked after elderly parents, you’ll likely already have the skills needed to be a carer.

To work in one of our care settings, you’ll need to have had both of your Covid-19 vaccinations. You’ll also need to pass a DBS check as you’ll be working with vulnerable adults. Some of our roles will also require you to have a driving license and access to a car, such as roles that involve visiting people in their own homes, especially in more rural areas where they may be some distance apart.

Want to find out to see if you’ve got what it takes to be a carer?

Call us on 01206 987499 or fill out our simple enquiry form for an informal chat with one of our friendly recruitment advisors.

What we’ll provide

Whether you need the security of guaranteed hours or the flexibility to pick and choose your shifts, we have a range of full-time, part-time or zero-hours bank contracts to suit you. Call us on 01206 987499 to discuss the hours of a role you’re interested in and we’ll do whatever we can to accommodate.

If your personal circumstances change once you’re on one type of contract, we’ll always do what we can to switch you onto something more suitable. Want to go back to school but work flexible shifts around your studies? A bank contract would be the ideal choice. Or perhaps you’d like to increase your hours once a child has flown the nest? A full-time role could be for you.

Whether you’re joining us without any care experience or are already a seasoned professional, we’ll make sure you have the training and development opportunities to start out and grow your career with Healthcare Homes.

From our four-day induction programme to get you familiar with the Healthcare Homes approach, to our Healthcare Homes Academy, offering specialist courses in over 40 subjects, we’ll help you develop your skills and confidence to provide exceptional care.

We love seeing our people build and progress their careers with us. If you’ve got the right attitude and motivation, we’ll help you realise your career ambitions.

Find out more about the learning and development opportunities we provide through our Healthcare Homes Academy.
Our comprehensive induction programme for carers includes:

Introduction to Healthcare Homes


Our values and beliefs


Different roles within our care settings


Health and safety


Person-centred care


High Street Discounts


Support with eating and drinking


Moving and handling


Basic first aid and life support


Training & certification in specialist nursing

Meet Harrison

Harrison was working as a bricklayer before switching to a career in care and joining Overbury House Care Home in Norfolk as an Apprentice Carer.

“I used to care for my elderly neighbour when I was about 12, and as soon as I started working at Overbury House, all the memories of that came flooding back. I used to find it really rewarding and didn’t realise how much it meant to me until after I started working here,” explained Harrison.

“I was always known as the caring kid in my group of friends. I have to explain to them that it’s not about sitting around drinking tea all day – far from it! It’s a very demanding job and busy – you’re on your feet most of the time.

“To work in care, you’ve got to be passionate about it because it’s hard work. You need to be kind, caring and compassionate too.”

While Harrison enjoys all aspects of his job, when time allows he really likes to spend time getting to know a new resident or catching up with one of the regulars – “I love hearing their wartime stories”.

On a practical level, he particularly enjoys assisting with the medication. “It comes with a lot of responsibility, and I was very nervous about doing it at first, but I’ve enjoyed it so much that it’s given me the idea of studying further to become a nurse.”

Harrison has applied to do a degree in nursing this year, and if accepted, he hopes to be able to fit working at Overbury House around his studies.

We offer a range of apprenticeships at Healthcare Homes, from a Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care right through to a Level 7 Masters in Leadership.

Find out more about apprenticeships at Healthcare Homes.

Other roles at Healthcare Homes
Nursing roles
Support roles
Operational management roles
Central office roles
Make a quick careers enquiry

Our simple application process….

Step 1 – Send us an enquiry

Step 2 – We contact you

Step 3 – We arrange an informal chat about your careers aspirations.

Need help? Call us on 01206 987499, or email us for more information.

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