We are very proud of our experienced and dedicated carers, many of whom have been working for us for many years returning to us year on year. They bring a wealth of care and nursing experience to their roles, alongside an abundance of compassion, energy and dedication.
At Oxford Aunts we are committed to helping and supporting families and we apply the same approach to our carers – we value and reward their contribution so they can deliver the high standards of live-in care our clients should expect.
In addition to carers local to the Oxford area, and from throughout the UK, we welcome carers from across the world and many of our carers come from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa bringing with them a wealth of different experiences, which we know our clients enjoy.
Experienced carers and continuity of care
All our carers have previous experience of care or nursing as we know this means they have the aptitude to deliver high-quality, live-in care. Some are qualified nurses, many have UK care qualifications and others have overseas qualifications having worked in formal care settings. As many of our carers have been working for Oxford Aunts for a long time, it enables us to really understand their expertise, skills and personalities which enables a more effective matching process. Once a carer comes to live with you depending on your requirements, they will typically stay with you for several weeks or more, which means they truly understand your overall needs and how you wish to live your life, whilst offering deep-rooted companionship and continuity of care.
A rigorous recruitment process
At Oxford Aunts we are committed to attracting the very best carers. It all starts with our recruitment process where we carefully select carers against a comprehensive set of criteria that explores not only skills and experience, but backgrounds, interests and values so we can achieve effective matching with our clients. Unlike other home care providers, we ask our carers to complete a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) that assesses carer judgement in the context of delivering care to ensure those we hire have what it takes to deliver high-quality live-in care to our clients.
As part of our recruitment process we obtain police checks in both the UK and the carers home country, in addition to ensuring we have Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks completed.
Our industry leading training programme completed by all our carers has been created with leading charities and clinical experts and goes well beyond industry standards. This enables our carers to support our clients to live well in their own homes. For those living with complex conditions, such as dementia or Parkinson’s or for those needing stroke care or palliative care, our training ensures carers can support specific needs that require more monitoring and higher levels of care and support. From induction training, into placement and beyond, our carers never stop learning new skills that ensure they have the skills required to provide high standards of live-in care, whilst finding new ways to further enhance the level of care they provide.
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