Home Carers Recruitment day

Merton’s Social Services team is holding a Home Carer Recruitment and Information day on 10 August.

The aim of the day is to recruit as many potential carers as possible to try and address the shortage of carers in the borough.

The team are looking for people from all walks of life, male and female and all ages. The main criterion is that home carers are caring and able to provide personal care and practical support to people living in their own homes.

Many of the clients are older people, some are disabled and some have learning disabilities, we also support children and families.

Ideally the home carers would live in the borough and be flexible and willing to work between the hours of 7.30 am – 12.00 mid day and 6.00pm 10.00 pm, full time or part time including weekends and bank holidays. Successful candidates will receive full training and should be willing to undertake an NVQ level 2 in care during the next two years.

Councillor Maxi Martin, Cabinet Member for Care Services, said: “This is a really important cause and I hope as many people as possible can make it along to find out more and maybe think about applying for a job as a Home Carer.

“We’re looking for people with the right abilities to fulfil a really important role in our Care Services and, while the work may sometimes be hard, it is always rewarding.”

Anyone who is interested should come to the Home Carer Recruitment and Information Day on Saturday 10 August between 10am to 2pm in Merton Link, Merton Civic Centre. For further information call 020 8545 3965.

A valid passport, birth certificate, NI number, Utility bill with current address, Drivers licence and marriage certificate if applicable will also be required. Anyone unable to attend the recruitment day can download application forms at http://www.merton.gov.uk.