If you are considering hiring a carer for yourself or a loved one, you will naturally want to hire the most qualified and experienced individual possible. Beyond experience and qualifications, however, you must also consider whether or not the carer has the personality type to thrive in a caregiving role.
At Ainscough Associates, our case managers work very closely with a team of HR professionals to help our clients find and secure their own carers when necessary. We can help you at every stage of the recruitment journey and can assist with care coordination and management. Below, we have listed the top qualities of a carer, to help you begin your recruitment journey…
A carer should be entirely transparent and honest about their past work experience and should be more than willing to share their references with you. If a carer is hesitant to share references with you, or vague about their qualifications, they should be avoided at all costs.
When you are inviting a person into your life, or the life of a loved one, you will naturally want to ensure they are passionate about their job and helping people. Our HR team can conduct thorough, in-depth interviews with a carer, and help to uncover whether an individual is passionate about their role as a carer. This will prevent you from hiring a carer who is lacklustre or negative about their job.
Sometimes, the most qualified, experienced carer simply isn’t the right fit for you or your family. Every individual is unique and has unique needs, a carer should understand this and adapt their caregiving style when appropriate. At Ainscough Associates, we get to know our clients on a personal and intimate level as this allows us to connect them with the care team and professionals we believe will be well suited to our clients’ needs and preferences.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are considering employing carers directly, or know of a family member or client that might benefit from our assistance. We are experts in helping our clients to recruit and maintain directly employed care teams, and have years of experience in helping our clients manage this process.