Sophie secured a role at Bluebird Care after attending a careers fair organised by Priestley College. Here’s what Sophie has to say about the role:
I approached Bluebird Care and got talking to the manager who was representing them. I spoke with them for around 45 minutes and at the end of the conversation she offered me a job interview at the local office.
I got the Job in February and due to DBS checks I started at the beginning of April as the pandemic started, so everything changed for the company, staff and also clients who we care for. I have always had the side to me which is giving back to the community and helping individuals who unfortunately can’t do it for themselves anymore.
Working through the pandemic was challenging as personal protective equipment had to be worn and it was all confusing for the clients.
It was hard as the clients I work with have Dementia and Alzheimer’s therefore not being able to see faces was challenging for them.
Through the pandemic and all the lockdowns we have kept all our clients safe and no one has contracted the virus. I absolutely love going into the community and caring for individuals who need that help and are very thankful for doing so.
Being a carer is so rewarding and the pandemic has made my job even more important as I’m keeping them safe and giving them company in their own homes.
Due to the experience and the love I have for this job I have applied for paramedic science to take my care and apply it to working in the community for the wider general public of people and to help them at times of great need.