Whether you are new to care, or have lots of experience, there are bound to be some questions you still don’t have the answer to. We’ve pulled together some of our most frequently asked questions below.
If you have a question that isn’t answered here then please get in touch with us – we’d love to hear from you!
What are the benefits of working for Bluebird Care Wakefield and Kirklees?
Making a positive difference to someone else’s life brings immense satisfaction. You will be part of a team that is dedicated to the best customer care.
We value our staff because we believe they are the key to delivering top quality services. Bluebird Care Wakefield and Kirklees offers excellent support and the opportunity to develop a rewarding career in social care. You will receive regular supervision and training and the assurance of working for a reputable company that is proud of its achievements.
You will also feel the benefits of working with a company that shows it's apprecitation by providing you with all the tools necesary for you to successfully complete your job, such as a paid trianing programme and a free work mobile phone when you pass your probation.
What are the main types of job roles at Bluebird Care?
There are four main job roles at Bluebird Care:
- Care assistant and live-in care assistant
- Registered manager
These job roles may vary according to the size of the business. At Bluebird Care Wakefield and Kirklees, we all of the above including a Managing Director and our very own Social Media and Recruitment Officer
What ongoing training does Bluebird Care Wakefield and Kirklees provide?
All our staff receive regular supervision and ongoing training to enhance their existing skills and learn new ones. This is supplemented by routine annual refresher training.
This can include -
- Dementia and other specific medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, strokes, Parkinson's and end of life care
- Learning disabilities
- Mental health
What types of homecare services does Bluebird Care Wakefield and Kirklees offer?
We support customers with all aspects of their day to day living, so they can enjoy the best possible quality of life. Each service is tailored to meet each customer’s requirements.
Visits can range from a fortnightly service to once or more daily, right through to overnight or live-in care.
What will be expected of me as a care professional?
Being part of the Bluebird Care Wakefield and Kirklees team is rewarding and gives great job satisfaction, but it also demands commitment and professionalism.
To be a Bluebird Care care professional, it is essential you genuinely care for others and have good communication skills, especially when listening to customers. Wanting to find out more and to problem solve are key.
You need to understand what the role of a care assistant entails and be able to follow instructions.
Will I need previous experience of providing care and support?
Care experience is useful, but not always necessary for care assistants as we provide full training.
Do I need a driving licence?
To apply for a live-in care assistant position with Bluebird Care Wakefield and Kirklees, you do not need to have a driving licence.
However, if you are applying for a care assistant position you will be required to have a valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle. This is because you will be expected to drive between our customers homes and, on occasion, drive customers to appointments and social events.
What are the shift patterns at Bluebird Care Wakefield and Kirklees?
At Bluebird Care Wakefield and Kirklees, our shift patterns are:
- 07:00 - 14:00 (AM)
- 14:00 - 22:00 (PM)
Does Bluebird Care Wakefield & Kirklees offer Sponsorship?
We do not currently offer any kind of sponsorship for UK-based or over-seas applicants. However, we are happy to consider applicants who are already sponsored by a different employer and are looking for part time work (up to 20 hours) within another organisation.
We will ask for proof of your residency and sponsorship to confirm your Right to Work status.
Do I need business insurance on my car?
To ensure that you are covered for any kind of accident that may occur during your working hours, it is a requirement that you to have Class 1 Business insurance on your vehicle.
This is really simple to get, all you have to do is contact your motor insurance provider and request for this to be added on.
Will I have to work weekends?
You won't have to work every weekend unless this is your preference. We do, however, ask that our care professionals work alternate weekends.
Alternate weekend work offers a great work life balance.