Kylie becomes carer in the community

Kylie Keepings from Penrhiwceiber has recently (May, 2018) joined us at our Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) office as a care worker.

In her role Kylie cares for individuals in their own home, enabling them to remain living safely and independently within their community.

The 30-year-old said: “I am thrilled to have joined the Abacare team and I am loving my new job. It is great to be able to provide care to the elderly in their own home as it means they get to stay in familiar surroundings and a place they love and it is an extremely rewarding experience to be able to help them.

“My day-to-day duties include assisting service users to get up or into bed, assist or support with personal care and toileting needs, meal preparation, light domestic duties and medication administration.

“I am also able to take them to appointments, to do some shopping, to the cinema and also even on simple walks, which are really enjoyable and has allowed me to get to know them better as we can have a good chat.”

Sarah Williams, Registered Manager at our offices in RCT, said: “Kylie has settled into the Abacare team extremely well, she is a joy to have around the office and we have already been hearing great feedback about her from our service users. She is a kind and committed individual and we are sure she will go really far in her career with us.

“We’re always looking for caring, honest and reliable individuals to join our team. No experience is necessary to become a carer as we offer free, full training, which includes a company induction, first aid, information on dementia, health and safety, food safety, infection control, handling medication and moving and handling service users, with the opportunity to achieve Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) after the initial six months probationary period.

“New recruits are given free uniforms, access to national staff discount scheme for all major brands as well as 28 days paid holiday, paid travel between calls and paid mileage.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking for a career or someone who just fancies a bit of a change. Being a carer is an extremely rewarding job and you get to meet lots of wonderful people too.

“We’re also offering FaceTime or Skype interviews to candidates in order to meet the demands of the modern jobseeker. Our view is that busy people wanting a career change can ‘meet’ us via FaceTime or similar applications and find out about the roles we have to offer, as well as meet a couple of team members and, if they are about, also say ‘hello’ to a carer too.”

Anyone interested in joining the team at Abacare should get in touch.