Debs Taggart‚Äôs Life as a ‚ÄúCommunity Carer‚Äô
Debs joined the company in late 2014 in the role of Finance Support working alongside our Accounts Manager in supporting¬†him with Payroll and Accounts Administration. Gelling immediately with her colleagues Debs took a real interest in the day¬†to day operations within the business. Covering reception at times she was able to speak with some of the service users as¬†they rang in and often wondered about how they lived at home and about the support they received as many lived alone¬†and some with no family support.
Debs then asked to apply and join our Care at Home team so she could see for herself and become involved in a job that she¬†had seen so many of our staff enjoy. She then had undergone extensive training in our very own Training Academy to meet¬†the needs of her job role. Debs stated, ” I found the induction training very beneficial and it provided a good foundation for¬†me. The training clarifies your role and responsibilities in becoming a community care worker.”
Debs commented that her favourite thing about being in this new role was ” seeing and caring for each service user, making¬†them smile or laugh, the feeling of accomplishment! One of the¬†most rewarding things about being a care worker is to come¬†away from their home and feel that you’ve made a difference to¬†their day, even if it is for a short amount of time.”¬†Peninsula Care will provide you with a range of opportunities to¬†make this an easy career change, offer the guidance and support¬†each step of the way. What is Debs advice on considering a¬†career change? She says ” I appreciate that a career change is an¬†important decision and can be overwhelming. My advice would¬†be to go for the change and embrace it. In the end we only
regret the chances we didn’t take. “¬†Why choose Peninsula Care?¬†Debs says ” As the Peninsula motto states ‘Caring is everything’¬†and this became apparent by the warm welcome and¬†encouragement I’ve received from day one. In particular Jonny¬†Cook the director of Peninsula who has been a huge support and¬†believed in me, and I can’t thank him enough. Take the first step¬†and call today as you will not regret it. Imagine you soon too will¬†be doing a job you love‚Äô.