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Amy

“I love my job because I enjoy meeting so many different people with such amazing stories. I have learnt so much from everyone I visit. All the clients are so lovely and appreciative of the help and care that you give, which makes the job so rewarding. I feel proud to be a carer and hope that I make a difference to people's lives.” Amy, Universal Care Carer.

Susan

“I started volunteering as a carer part time and I enjoyed it so much that I chose caring as my career. I find caring very rewarding and satisfying. I'm passionate about my job and always remain positive and committed to the
lovely people I look after. Caring is an excellent way to give back to the elderly in my community, every day is different and I can honestly say that I love what I do.” Susan, Universal Care Carer.

Do you have what it takes to become a carer?

Are you flexible, eager to learn and driven to help people achieve a better quality of life? If so, a career in care could be ideal for you. Joining our team at Universal Care will provide you with an opportunity to become a carer to the highest standards. In terms of progression, we recognise the need for continuing development. As well as extensive in-house training, we'll help and support you to achieve a qualification in Care.

Working across a wide spectrum of care situations

Every one of our clients is different. That's a fact which will impact your work heavily because everyone's going to need different care. Working as a live-in carer or as a daily carer, you'll be working with a wide range of clients in many different situations.

We care for you too

At Universal Care we care not just for our clients but also for our carers, You'll need to put a lot of hard work into being a successful carer. With years of experience, we know just how stretching the job can be. Because of this, we ensure that you are fully supported. The prestigious Investors in People Award was given to Universal Care in 1996 and we are proud to have maintained this status through our continuous investment in caring for and training our staff.

Meet our Carer Stacey

Stacey’s story.

Want to know what it’s like to work with Universal Care? Find out from some of our current carers! Stacey works for our Daily care team in and around Beaconsfield…

Tell us about yourself…

“Hi, my name is Stacey and I have worked as a carer with Universal Care since 2011. After spending some time working in tele-sales I decided to have a change of career and haven’t looked back since!

I had been working for another agency before I joined Universal Care but I decided that the company wasn’t for me. Universal Care is local to me and has a fantastic reputation; so I took the plunge, made the switch and 4 years later I am still loving it!

I started by attending a 3 day induction course which gave me a good understanding of what to expect and some of the practical skills that I would need. I was then paired up with an experienced carer who took me to see her clients and really showed me the ropes - it was a great way to gain some practical hands on experience with the knowledge that I had someone there to help me if I was ever unsure.”

What do you like about working with Universal Care?

“One of the things I love is that all the calls are a minimum of one hour. I have so much time to not only carry out the required tasks, but to also spend some real quality time with my clients. The clients are all lovely and I see each of them as my extended grandparents. Above all I actually feel appreciated, not only by my clients, but also the office staff – which really goes a long way!

There is always plenty of flexible work for me (and the pay is very good too!) The office staff are supportive and quick to deal with any queries I may have. There are also plenty of opportunities for me to develop as a carer. I have been fortunate enough to have been put forward for my diploma and there are always different training courses each month on a wide range of topics. My managers always encourage me to complete these extra courses and they really help me when I am with my clients.”

What advice would you give to someone looking to become a carer?

“Always be patient. Caring is not an easy job and can be fairly challenging at times. It is important to have good communication skills as well as some common sense. Always listen to advice and take it on board. I would encourage everyone to become a carer as it is an extremely rewarding job where you can have such a positive impact on people’s lives - there aren’t many jobs where you can truly say that!”

If like Stacey you would like to start your caring career with Universal Care, call us today on 01494 678811.

Who can join and how do I apply?

If you're confident that you're ready to get started please apply by clicking on our Careers Portal link below.

Careers Portal

While we are based in Beaconsfield, our care services can extend to other areas such as Marlow, Windsor, Aylesbury, Berkhamsted and Watford.

"Fab company to work for, best job in the world!! The company not only put clients first they put their staff first! I love working for Universal Care!"
From Karen S, Amersham.

To start a rewarding career in professional care, call us today on 01494 678811 or apply online by clicking here