At Ashridge we are very confident in how we look after our carers, however we know from what our new recruits tell us that this is not the experience of some, working for other care providers out in the market.
When should you consider looking for a new live-in care provider?
If you’re a live-in carer who has been with the same provider for a while, it may be daunting to think about looking elsewhere for placements. After all, you’ve probably built up a good working relationship with your employer and they know your skills and experience well.
However, there are some reasons why you might decide to leave your current employer and look for another one. Here are a few things to consider:
- Lack of work: If you’re not getting enough work, it may be time to start looking elsewhere. This is especially true if you’re in a seasonal industry, such as live-in care, where work can be scarce during certain times of the year.
- Unapproachable attitude: If you feel like your employer is not supportive or approachable, it may be time to find a new one. A good company should be there to help you with any problems you’re facing and should be easy to get in touch with.
- Better pay: If you’re not happy with your pay rate, you may be able to find a better paying job with another company. Of course, you’ll need to weigh up the pros and cons of moving, such as the likelihood of getting more work and the level of support you’ll receive.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to leave your live-in care company is a personal one. However, if you’re unhappy with your current situation, it’s worth considering your options and looking for a new provider that can better meet your needs.
How to choose a live-in care provider to work for
Here are some additional tips for choosing a live-in care employer:
- Do your research: Ask around for recommendations from friends, family, or colleagues. You can also read online reviews to get an idea of other people’s experiences with different agencies and providers.
- Interview the company: Once you’ve narrowed down your options, schedule an interview with each company. This will give you a chance to ask questions about their policies, procedures, and pay rates.
- Get everything in writing: Once you’ve decided on a new employer, make sure to get everything in writing, including your job description, pay rate, and benefits. This will help to avoid any misunderstandings down the road.