Courtney spoke about her passion for care in a special video which encourages people to take up a career in care.
Care home jobs with Agincare - Courtney
Courtney’s career in care started when she was just 16 as a house keeper and general assistant whilst studying for an NVQ3 in Health and Social Care at College. She says:
Studying and working part-time in care at the same time made perfect sense from a career point of view. It was good to apply classroom theory to workplace practice as it helped my understanding all round.
Courtney soon progressed to be a care assistant, and spread her wings to gain work experience before being promoted to Team Leader, working with people living with dementia in a £1.4million refurbishment of the care home. With 18 new bedrooms and the opportunity to cater healthcare specifically to dementia needs, the new residence combines accessibility, safety and comfort with high quality care by our skilled team. About the management role Courtney said:
It’s fun, exciting and a huge responsibility all at the same time, but it’s been worth it and so rewarding. I’m going into it head first and it feels like I’m evolving all the time, and my manager is lovely and very supportive.
Why pursue a career in care?
Courtney’s inspiration for a career in care comes from her mum, who works as a team leader in the nursing unit in one of our 21 care homes around the country. Courtney adds:
My mum’s worked here for about 15 years, and I’ve always admired her and what she does.
I know care inside out, and enjoy the bond you can build with so many different people, including our residents and their families.
You have to be genuinely caring or otherwise it would feel like a chore.
We’re hiring – do you have the heart for a career in care?
We’re looking for incredible people to join our care teams. If you’re looking to build a career in care, then a job with Agincare is an ideal place to start. We offer great opportunities for training and support for you to develop and progress. You don’t need health or social care experience, just the heart to deliver high quality care and we’ll do the rest.
Although Courtney worked in care homes, Agincare also has other types of care work too. Home care work is where you visit a client in their home to deliver high quality care according to their individual needs. Or live in care, where you go and live with a client in their home, with food and accommodation provided, delivering the exact level of high quality care and support they need.
Rewards and benefits
Each role brings the job satisfaction of making a very real and valuable difference to those cared for – an emotional reward that you can’t put a price on. The benefits of a career as a care worker with Agincare are rewarding too. For example, care home worker benefits include:
Working within a friendly and professional team
Above average pay rates for the sector
£500 welcome bonus
Paid induction training period
Fast-tracked job offer system
Flexible working patterns
Long service bonus
Excellent career progression
Free and ongoing training opportunities through our commitment to Continuous Professional Development
Free meals on full shift
National Health Discount Scheme, offering up to 60% off high street names
Discounts offered by the Blue Light Card
Employee Assistance Programme with access to medical, financial and emotional support
We also recruit globally, because care is universal
Earn up to £1,000 when you refer a friend for certain jobs within Agincare
Our care homes are great places to work too, in a recent survey of our care home teams:
As one of the largest care groups in England with over 3500 staff, there’s always support for you. We are a leading independent provider of high quality care nationwide. We’re also one of the few companies that offer a comprehensive range options to tailor care to the person as their needs change.