If you have cared for a loved one, a friend or raised children then you probably have many of the skills needed to become a care assistant. If you’re looking for a new challenge and want to make a difference to people’s lives then we could be made for each other.
If you want to see what just a few of our staff have to say how positive, rewarding and flexible a career with bluebird can be, see the testimonials at the foot of this post.
‘I’d never done care before but wanted to go home after work each day feeling like I had made a difference. I do just that now and I love my job’ NT, Care Assistant
‘It’s like your second family working here…’ TS, Care Assistant
‘I feel valued and supported. After being at Bluebird Care for just four months I was promoted and am now doing my QCF3 working towards becoming a supervisor. I love coming to work you – every day is different. It certainly beats working in retail where I was before’ EH, Care Mentor
‘I never knew how skilled you can become with all the training on offer. After just a year I’ve been promoted to Lead Care Assistant. I’ve gained my Care Certificate, QCF 2, Level2 Dementia Award, along with being trained in tissue-viability and basic life-support, which means I’m now training my colleagues. The opportunities are amazing.’ CD, Lead Care Assistant
‘I needed a job that fitted in with my family’s needs. Working part-time in the evenings and having the security of a salaried contract means I can plan ahead and not have to worry about how much I might be earning each month.’ RK, Care Assistant
‘I work what’s known as ‘bank hours’ and love it. It’s very simple – I let the office know fortnightly when I’m free to work and they then rota me work. There is no commitment from either us but it helps me with working flexible hours and helps the office cover annual leave, training and so on. I also have the same access to all training and qualifications as anybody on a permanent contract.’ TO, Care Assistant