We want your career at Radis to get off to a flying start. We will guide you through the application process and keep you informed every step of the way. Once you join the team we will make sure that you get the induction and ongoing training, support and development that you need to help us provide the best possible services to clients.
Growing and succeeding with us
Caring can come in many forms. Whether you apply to join us on the frontline of directly providing care to clients, or behind the scenes helping our support systems and processes run smoothly, you will be helping to make sure that some of the most vulnerable members of our communities can lead the lives they choose.
Even if you don’t yet have any experience in care, if you have the right values and commitment, there are lots of opportunities for career development too. But don’t just take our word for it, read more from some of our current colleagues about how their careers in care started and how they have progressed since joining Radis:
“When I moved to England, I found an opportunity to work in care as a Live-in Care Worker. It was only intended to be a “stop gap“ but it got under my skin and I became very passionate about care and stayed in the industry.
“I started with Radis as a Support Manager, and instantly felt aligned to the “family feel“ and the stability of the company.
“Joining an organisation like Radis was a huge learning curve which I embraced and I have evolved personally and professionally within the company. It has great mandatory training and everyone who works here is accessible if advice is needed - all our staff are highly trained and have expertise in many different areas of health and social care sector.
“I now manage over 32 staff at Cherry Orchard and Parsons Gardens Extra Care Housing schemes, and our team has the same family feel that Radis promotes. We truly like working with each other and going to work is a pleasure. Not only do the staff strive to support people with dignity and respect, it is obvious that they love doing so.”
“I started as a care worker and although it was obviously very different to what I had done before and some days were very challenging, seeing the difference that I was making to people and having them say ‘thank you’ was so rewarding. I subsequently got promoted into supervisor and then coordinator roles before becoming a trainer.
“I have been with Radis for four and a half years now as a Training Officer and I love my job. I love meeting different colleagues and helping them to grow and flourish within their roles. I know that the skills and tools that I am equipping them with ultimately means that people will get great services, so that is really rewarding to me.
“Radis is a company that cares about staff and service users alike, believes in good training and there is always a nice, professional and friendly atmosphere and career prospects are excellent.“
“When I joined Radis as a Support Worker I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I have been given lots of training and support from my manager and team leader and find it a really rewarding role.
“I enjoy helping residents to develop new skills and seeing the improvement that this makes to their quality of life.
“It can be hard work sometimes but everyday you go home feeling like you have made a difference. I would definitely encourage other people my age to think about a career in care.“
“I was determined to return to the work place but I was a very nervous person and was terrified of what to expect. The interview process with was very good and I was offered a job at the scheme. The experience was great from the start. I am dyslexic and my trainer helped and encouraged me all the way through what was a very thorough training course.
“Shadowing was great, I was not rushed at all and the time was taken to really explain things.
“Every time I had a “blip” or felt a bit panicked my manager Alan would support me through it and Sue the Health and Wellbeing advisor was always there when I needed her.
“I appreciate the opportunity that has been given to me. I feel like a different person and believe that I have grown in confidence in my role as a Support Worker. I love my job at Cherry Orchard House.“
“I had my own children at home so I was childminding during the day and working as a cleaner in the evening in a residential home. The managers there noticed how I was interacting with the residents whilst I cleaned and asked me whether I would be interested in applying for a care role with them.
“I said no at first, but they eventually persuaded me to take a part time role and the rest as they say is history. Later, helping my mum to care for my grandad when he was ill was really what galvanised my desire to pursue a career working in the community.
“I joined Radis in 2017 in the visiting care service in Shropshire and soon after was promoted to Field Supervisor as part of the launch of a new Rapid Response Service which provides palliative end of life care to people in their own homes.
“Radis supported me to complete Level 2 and 3 qualifications in Palliative End of Life Care to help equip me with the skills and knowledge that I need to support not only the individual in their final days but also their loved ones too.
“I am now the Care Coordinator for the service and am the first point of contact for new clients, meeting them and their families and working with them to create a plan of care.
“Although people may assume that working in End of Life care must be really depressing, for me I get so much satisfaction from giving people the support they need so that their final moments are spent at home with their families. Lifting some of that burden of care from relatives gives them the time and headspace they need just to be with their loved one, to hold their hand and talk to them, and really helps their grieving process too.”
“Unfortunately, I was then involved in a serious incident which had a major impact on my life. For the first time in my life I experienced what it was like to lose your independence and have to rely on other people for all the normal things like washing and dressing yourself that we normally take for granted
“Once I had recovered, I felt strongly that I wanted to give something back and I was really motivated to pursue a career in care. I started as a care worker at Radis Stoke branch, working in the community for three years. I think my own personal experiences made it easy to relate to people and form a natural bond that helped me to feel like I was making a positive difference to the people that I cared for.
“I subsequently moved from there into a Live-in Carer role and am now working as a coordinator for this service. I think it’s great that Radis has been really supportive of me and given me opportunities to move between different services, try new things and push myself to see what I can achieve.“