Listening To Our Staff
At Oxford House Community Care we always want our staff to feel appreciated & valued. Which is why we are always open to staff providing their opinion on what it is like working here. This blog covers one of the most recent working experiences shared by our carer Alison.
Before Joining Oxford House I was a supervisor at a local pre-school. When the pre-school closed a friend recommended care work. I saw Oxford House were hiring, I was not planning on staying for long. 10 years later I am still here. This is based on the pure enjoyment of my job, I mostly enjoy the freedom of my role with no two days being the same. This also includes the opportunities of meeting people from all walks of life.
Another rewarding part of my job is the personal satisfaction it brings. I enjoy building relationships with my clients and knowing that I contribute towards their happiness. Its the small actions of asking how they are or sitting with them for a cup of tea that has the biggest impact. Unfortunately, this can also highlight the most difficult part about my job, losing a service user that you have bonded with. Whenever an event like this occurs, I feel confident in raising any concerns or issues with adequate support then being provided by senior staff.
I feel the support provided by Oxford House is a major factor behind why I have been here so long. There is a very open environment between staff & managers. Giving us all the confidence to speak openly and know we are heard and respected. The support also covers training opportunities, managers are always open to help my personal development with offers of additional training and becoming a senior member of staff.
This is exactly why I would recommend Oxford House to others, from the support & career development to even the little things like carer rewards and named sanitizer bottles. It is the small things that make a difference which is something that Oxford House take very seriously.