My first three months as a Carer
Meet Ilham, one of our most recent and youngest members of our ever growing team of carers. We thought we would allow Ilham to share her experiences on being a carer and why she enjoys working at Oxford House Community Care.
1) How did you find the recruitment process?
I found Oxford House through my mum, she had a friend that recommended Oxford House, so I decided to search up the company and apply for a role.
2) Why did you choose Oxford House, what made us stand out?
Oxford House stood out to me because I had heard positive things about the company, and during the interview process everyone i had met was lovely and welcoming.
3) How did you feel when you first joined?
I felt instantly welcomed in the company, the welcome i received from the staff here immediately eased my nerves as I was nervous about starting a new job in a sector that I had no prior experience in.
4) How was your training? The induction, medication, moving & handling, did you enjoy the pace of your training ?
My training was very informative, everyone was supportive and helpful and i learnt a lot. This made me feel more confident about the job and my ability in being a carer.
5) Do you feel confident, competent & supported? If so, why?
I feel supported by the staff at Oxford House, the support i receive makes me more confident in being able to do my job. I've come to find this is a job i enjoy and would definitely consider as a long-term career.
6) What are your targets when being a carer here?
My targets are to provide a high standard of care and support to every service user whilst providing a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment where they are able to develop and grow at their own pace, maximising their potential emotionally, physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually.
7) What does it feel like to be a fully trained carer that helps the local community?
I feel that I have been able to provide support to my clients to achieve their day to day tasks and make a difference in their lives as well as promoting empowerment so that they can maintain their independence. I will utilise the skills and knowledge that I've acquired through the job and use this to provide the best quality of care to the clients.
8) Would you recommend becoming a carer so far from your experience?
I would recommend being a carer, it’s been a great experience so far. I feel that I've learnt so much and enhanced my skills and knowledge on providing person centred and holistic care to the clients.