Are you thinking about hiring a domestic carer? Guardian Carers can help you find the most suitable domestic carer for your needs.
Our domestic carers are trained and vetted, making them the safest and most secure choice of help in your home. If you would like to know more about our vetting process, what a domestic carer entails and how they can help you in your home, keep reading.
A domestic carer is a person who comes to provide care and support into someone’s home either part-time, full-time or live-in on a temporary or permanent basis. The length of time that a domestic carer can be employed will vary depending on the care receiver’s needs
The length of time that a domestic carer is needed may increase or sometimes decrease. Typically, a domestic carer will be hired for a set amount of hours and days. Sometimes, people choose to start by hiring a domestic carer on a part-time basis and increase the hours as the needs evolve.
It is essential to know that a domestic carer must be qualified and have the relevant training to be able to provide care. Domestic carers are also required to possess a First Aid certificate as well as have a clean DBS certificate.
A domestic carer will be hired based on their experience and qualifications. If you are interested in hiring a domestic carer for your dementia suffering parent, for instance, you will want to look out for someone with at least 2 years of experience of looking after people with this condition.
The tasks that a domestic carer can perform are quite varied. A domestic carer nowadays does not just tend to the care needs of a person but also takes on the role of companion and housekeeper. Therefore, the duties of a domestic carer include, but are not limited to:
During our years of placing carers, companions and housekeepers into our clients’ homes, we have perfected our vetting process and we keep learning and improving our methods along the way. We believe that our expert vetting process contributes to our candidates staying in long, fulfilling and happy placements.
Our vetting process starts with interviewing the candidates. Based on the job description provided by yourself, your personal consultant will research the most suitable candidates. Once they have found candidates that match your criteria to a tee, they will set up interviews with them. The interviews can take place via video link or face to face, depending on the location of the candidate and the health measures in place at the time (for example, Covid-19 restrictions).
It is important to note that our consultants will only interview candidates which have a minimum of 2 years of professional care experience. This is our promise to you. During the interview, they will go through the carer’s skills and qualifications relating to the role and discuss their experience at length.
More than this, our consultants also make sure to check any certificates or diplomas which are relevant to the role. They also ensure that the domestic carer has a clean background by reviewing their enhanced DBS check. If the domestic carer does not have a DBS check which is in date, the consultant will support them in applying for one.
The last step in vetting the domestic carer is checking their references. Our consultants do this by calling the carer’s previous employers and asking them questions relating to the role. Each domestic carer must provide 2 references for the consultant to speak to.
The first step in hiring a domestic carer entails having a conversation with one of our consultants. During this conversation, you will talk about:
Once all of this has been established, your consultant will start the search. They will advertise your role and look for domestic carers especially for your role and then vet them for you. Once they have been expertly vetted, you will receive domestic carers profiles to choose from.
You will make your selection of domestic carers whom you prefer the most and then you will be offered the chance to interview them as well. Depending on your preferences, you can interview them face to face, via video link or on the phone.
Once you have conducted your interviews and you have found a domestic carer you absolutely love, your consultant will support you and your new domestic carer with the hiring process. Your consultant will keep in touch with you even after your new domestic carer has settled into their role in your home.
If you would like to know more about our domestic care service and find out more about how we vet and train our domestic carers, our helpful consultants are only a phone call away on 0207 183 1395.