Assistant manager in 12 months: Kara’s first year in an incredible new career!
One year ago, Kara was making sandwiches for a living… Now, she’s an assistant manager at a care home near Lincoln that’s just been rated Outstanding.
Kara had never worked in the care sector before she joined our team at The Old Hall in Fiskerton, but we invested in her obvious talents and she’s now enjoying a career that’s truly rewarding.
Rapid progression and professional development are far from unusual at Home From Home Care; we offer amazing career opportunities and continuous training. We also treat people well, with great pay and with wellbeing and training initiatives to help people reach their full potential.
In fact, after five years with us, our colleagues earn 53% more than people in their starting roles – that’s real career progression.
“A year ago, I never thought I would be assistant manager”
After joining Home From Home Care as a personal support worker level 1 Kara has made amazing progress.
She said: “I came to Home From Home Care after working at a Subway for three years making sandwiches for a living, I had absolutely no experience working in care.
“Home From Home Care has supported me with lots of encouragement, lots of reassurance and plenty of mentoring from my managers.”
“A year ago, I never thought I would be assistant manager at Home From Home Care.”
“Working at Home From Home Care is amazing”
After joining in January 2022, Kara started her induction training and passed her probation after three months. She was quickly promoted to a personal support worker level 2 role before being seconded to a level 3 position.
Then, after six months working at Home From Home Care, Kara was seconded to a health partner position before moving into the role of assistant manager. She was supported by an extensive training framework tailored especially for new assistant managers.
Kara said: “I enjoy building relationships with the individuals and taking them out on activities. I also enjoy how flexible Home From Home Care is.
“Working at Home From Home Care is amazing, fulfilling, and every single day is completely different. I love it!”
Kara’s mentor at Home From Home Care, Caitlin, is full of praise:
“To build a successful career at Home From Home Care you need to be hard-working, resilient, energetic, creative, approachable, professional, personable and caring. Kara displays these qualities on a daily basis which has allowed her to progress at such great speed.”
A career that’s like no other
Careers at Home From Home Care are different to anything available elsewhere in the sector, because we’re completely unique!
We have the most advanced data-informed new model of care in the country and one of its many benefits is that it enables us to create high skilled, well paid, flexible jobs – and we have more than 90 different roles.
Colleagues with the right qualities and determination can unlock an exciting and rewarding career where they’re encouraged to follow their interests and grow their skills in a way that works for them.
If you’d like to find out more about starting your career at Home From Home Care, browse the current opportunities on our job vacancies page.