Supporting our carers is a key priority for Be Independent. We are proud of our carers. They make a significant difference in the lives of our clients and to society in general.
Be Independent carers empower clients to stay in their own homes at a time when they are at their most vulnerable. Training and support provided for our carers is over and above what is required by regulations.
Our carers can be confident that they are part of a great team. We know that one size doesn’t fit all and we pride ourselves on finding the right fit for our clients and our carers. Clients are matched to carers following an assessment process. Considerations include level of care required and availability but also personality, temperament and skills. This “matching” is core to the success of the relationship.
What our carers say
I have been working at Be Independent for one year, I am satisfied because we have a serious team that works with ethics and respect with its customers. I am happy to be part of this team and to provide more quality of life to older people and to have support from the administrative staff and my supervisors in the search for excellent service. I recommend the company for having flexibility and training in the area.
Working at Be Independent was a real pleasure for me. Both the company, the clients, and their families were delightful. It's a very enjoyable and enriching job in which you learn many things. The company provides the necessary training to make you feel capable of working, and it's free of charge. As for the salary, it is fair in relation to the work.
I’ve been working with this company since the beginning of July and have only had positive experiences so far! All the clients are amazing and the staff that work behind the scenes are great too.
I am grateful for the opportunity the company offered me. I definitely had a great experience during the period I've been working at the company. There are plenty and flexible hours to suits availability, trainings offerings, great support for the employees.
Be Independent Benefits
- Paid holidays/sick pay/refer a friend compensation/enhanced Sunday and bank holiday rates.
- Ongoing training and support including our Call Team and Out of Hours Support.
- Provide incremental pay increases to our team and pay civil service mileage rates for carers who are driving as part of their role.
- Offer guaranteed contracts at lower levels of hours than other companies.
- Loyalty to Be Independent is supported through incremental pay increases for length of service and opportunities for promotional positions within the company.
- Christmas bonus and monthly awards for Carer of the Month where 4 carers receive One4all vouchers.
Carers are matched to individual needs and services and there are opportunities to provide care 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Different types of availability are catered for, e.g. weekend only, mornings only Mon-Fri, 3/4 contracts. We work with our carers to ensure that realistic, geographically practical schedules are built.
Training and Supports for Carers
Superior levels of support are provided to carers when they are new to the company particularly when they are new to caring employment. The priority is to set our carers up for success so we provide additional assistance and support through supervisors, schedulers and shadowing with experienced carers. The positive feedback from our Client Care Surveys proves this.
Be Independent is Nurse led and managed and the quality of our care is overseen by our Clinical Quality Manager. Ensuring our carers have what they need is crucial for their success. Weekly meetings are held to discuss any additional support needed for the team of carers. This includes training, visa application support, meet the team days, suggestion boxes and newsletters. The cost of the course and the training time is covered including compulsory QQI modules. Paid 2 full days training to complete further training or skills development is facilitated. New Be independent carers are provided with double the amount of shadow work that is required by industry regulations.
We work alongside the HSE, Primary Care and Multi Disciplinary Teams to deliver the best care for our clients.
How to join the team
Simply apply here via our enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you. You may also view current vacancies here.