11 Dec Careers at Acacia Homecare
Acacia #Homecare is a #domiciliary care company. We strongly believe in giving everyone an opportunity, whether somebody has care experience or not. What we look for in a person is passion for care, determination, commitment and the ability to provide quality #care. It is our duty as an employer to seek these qualities and then nurture and build on them.
One such example is Rebecca Horton. Rebecca began her #career with us in 2014 as a care worker in Staines and in 2017 she became a Field Care Supervisor. Her journey hasn’t been easy but with her sheer determination, her passion for ensuring our customers are receiving outstanding quality care and selflessness she is on her way to achieving her career goals.
Before Rebecca began her life as a care worker she worked within various administrative roles. Unfortunately in 2013 her Grandma became ill and Rebecca supported her through this. Whilst in the dementia ward she noticed that the nurses just didn’t have the time for patients, to actually sit with them and talk with them. So Rebecca took it upon herself on her visits to also sit down with the other patients and spend some time with them.
After her Nan passed away, Rebecca felt she wanted to do more within the community and left her #job and looked for work in care. She looked online and found Acacia Homecare. She applied for a position as a #careworker with us. After the induction programme she began work with us, initially taking on evening and weekend shifts. Rebecca said “I found it hard work but I really loved it even though it was physically exhausting and you end up falling in love with the people you care for.” As she also suffers from anxiety, she discovered that helping others was actually helping her too.
Rebecca decided she wanted to move further in her career and learn more about the industry, particularly the rules and regulations. Acacia Homecare helped her to get started on the NVQ Level 2 Health and #Social Care course at West Thames College which she completed in 2017. She is currently studying her Level 3 in a distant learning course. During this time Rebecca moved to become a senior carer and is now our Field Care Supervisor.
In her new role, Rebecca continues to care for customers but also has the added supervisory responsibility of ensuring that other care workers are also providing care of the highest quality. She now, carries out assessments for new customers, starts their care and follows up on any customer and staff needs.
What does Rebecca like about working for Acacia Homecare? “I like the support I receive from Acacia Homecare and I prefer to work within this smaller environment, as I am not seen as a number but a valuable member of the team.”
Rebecca also says “… Acacia Homecare will support you if you show determination and want to develop your role.”
From care work to Field Care Supervisor, Rebecca now has her sights on Deputy Care Manager and Acacia Homecare will be there to support and encourage her through this process.
If you are interested in finding out more about #carejobs and working for Acacia Homecare, feel free to contact us at the details below or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AcaciaHomecare or Tweet us at @AcaciaHomecare.