CAREGiver Careers

It is so much more than a job, it’s making a difference. 

The most rewarding part of being a Home Instead CAREGiver is personally enhancing the lives of seniors and their families. 

What does it take to be a Home Instead CAREGiver?

You don’t need a degree, specific qualifications or even previous experience to become a Home Instead CAREGiver.

What you do need is to value and enjoy the company of older people, be extremely reliable and be happy to complete some home help and personal care services. 

As a CAREGiver you will assist clients with personal care, light household duties, meal preparation, medication reminders, and transport to appointments, shopping and social outings. 

Sometimes you will assist clients with walking, eating or with showering, dressing or personal grooming. On some occasions you may need to assist clients with toileting and continence care. 

Other clients may need special care to manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia or they may have suffered a stroke.

No matter their circumstances, we ensure our clients receive the highest level of quality care and support to live comfortably, safely and independently in their own home.

What's in it for you?

Variety

You will experience variety in your role as each client is unique and has individual wants and needs.

Flexibility

You will have flexibility to work day, evening, overnight and weekend shifts and the opportunity to work regular shifts with a single client, or with a number of clients.

Support

You will also have 24-7 support from your office team who are always just a phone call away. 

Training and development

At the Home Instead Senior Care network, we recognise the important role training and education plays in preparing and supporting our CAREGivers.

As a member of the Home Instead Senior Care team you will receive a personalised orientation and undertake our five-phase comprehensive, in-house CAREGiver training program where you will learn everything you need to know about being a Home Instead CAREGiver and our special way of caring for seniors.

On completion of your CAREGiver training, you can go on to obtain a Certificate III in Home and Community Care with Home Instead, which is a formal nationally, accredited training qualification awarded by our registered training partner.

You can also go on to complete further training courses developed by Home Instead Senior Care in palliative care and dementia care.

Your training and development at Home Instead Senior Care will help you to understand and manage any challenges you may face when caring for Home Instead clients.

Be part of a team

You are always welcome in the office, will be invited to attend quarterly CAREGiver team meetings, receive updates in our monthly newsletter and have the opportunity to participate on care teams and attend special events.

Recognition

Exceptional CAREGivers are recognised locally through our quarterly and annual CAREGiver Awards and may even go on to be honoured nationally through our annual Australian CAREGiver of the Year award.

Above all, the most rewarding part of being a Home Instead CAREGiver is personally enhancing the lives of seniors and their families. It is so much more than a job, it’s making a difference.

Employer of choice

We recognise the important role our CAREGivers play in the success of our business. The outstanding dedication, skills, and compassion of our CAREGivers is key to building meaningful relationships with our clients and their families.

Our commitment to care extends beyond the seniors and families we support. We take care of our CAREGivers so they, in turn, can take better care of our clients and their families.

Home Instead Senior Care provides 24 hour CAREGiver support, flexible working environment and ongoing opportunities for training and development. We also work to ensure our CAREGivers feel valued, recognised, appreciated and connected to the business and to other CAREGivers.

Home Instead Senior Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value the life experience, maturity and work ethic of older Australians and are proud that more than half our workforce is over the age of 50. 

What our clients have to say about their Home Instead CAREGivers

A Mile a Day

"I was sick and lonely and my best friend had just died. One of my first CAREGivers was Betty. She became more than just a CAREGiver; she became a dear friend. When I couldn't drive, Betty took me to the doctor. I got medicine for my diseases. Betty took me to get a new pair of walking shoes. When I met her, I couldn't walk across my living room. Now I walk a mile a day up and down my driveway. Betty is loving and kind. I'm not as sick and lonely since Betty came into my life."

Two 'Little Girls'

"Valerie treats me as if I am a dear friend, not a sick old lady. Val and I love to go out shopping. Sometimes, we act like two little girls together. I consider Val as one of my very best friends. She is also honest and trustworthy; if she says she will be there for an appointment, there is no doubt that she will. There is nobody like Valerie!"

The Boss's Eyes and Ears

"Ofir is a wonderful young man who has shown my uncle that life can begin again at 100. He has taken care of my uncle for over one year and he has changed his life. Since my uncle has macular degeneration, Ofir helps him see life in a new way. My uncle was a golfer, and Ofir still takes him to the golf course and gives him a play-by-play of what's going on. He is more than a CAREGiver; he's his best friend and refers to him as 'the boss.'"

Become a Home Instead CAREGiver today! Call us or submit and employment enquiry form below.