Working with older people

Working with older people offers three different areas of work:

Working with older people in their own homes

Do you want to feel rewarded as a support worker in health and social care? Why not join our Joint Community Rehabilitation (JCR) team and help people to stay safe and independent in their own home.

As a support worker you would visit clients in their own home, typically following a stay in hospital or to prevent hospital admission. You would help them to regain their independence and improve their quality of life.

If you are patient, kind and caring and enjoy working with people, this can be a very fulfilling role.

You don’t need any experience, we will train you and there are lots of opportunities for development.

Working with older people in short-term care and day centres

Rehabilitation Support Workers (previously called Care Officers) look after clients staying at our short-term rehabilitation and day centres. Clients typically stay in short-term care for a period of up to six weeks while recovering from injury or illness. During this time, Rehabilitation Support Workers assist in the provision of care and rehabilitation to support clients to regain their independence to enable them to live safely at home.

In our day centres, Rehabilitation Support Workers focus on engaging clients in stimulating activities and aiding social interaction.

Working with older people in the community

Community Support Workers work as part of the Carers’ Breaks and Engagement Team. They provide short-term help to enable adults with care and support needs to access their community, to reduce social isolation, and support carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities.

If you’re interested in working with older people:

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