5 benefits of being a carer at Comfort Keepers

Whilst it is an incredibly rewarding path to take, we recognise the emotional and physical challenges that a career in caring can hold. At Comfort Keepers, we are cognizant of the hard work and commitment that our carers put in every day. We believe our carers deserve support and holistic working experiences that allow them to flourish in all parts of their lives. Therefore, we provide many benefits and rewards to members of the Comfort Keepers family. 

  1. Financial Reward

The work that our carers do is highly important and valuable to our clients and the wider community. We offer highly competitive rates to make sure that your time is given the rewarded with the compensation that it deserves. 

For a 30 minute shift, our carers receive €8 from Monday to Saturday and €10 on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Our hourly rates are €11.50 per hour from Monday to Saturday, €12.65 per hour on Sundays and €14.38 per hour on Bank Holidays. 

  1. Training & Development

To become a carer, you need to have achieved a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Care Skills and Care of the Older Person. At Comfort Keepers, we provide all of the training a Home Care Assistant needs, completely free of charge before you ever step foot in a client’s house.

We also foster a spirit of continuous and ongoing development for members of our team and provide learning opportunities such as our online education platform LearnUpon which can be accessed by all carers. 

  1. Perks & Benefits

We offer our Carers guaranteed working hours to foster stable income for them. At Comfort Keepers, all Personal Protection Equipment (aprons, gloves etc) is provided free of charge and we arrange Garda Vetting to save you time. 

Comfort Keepers trusts and values the opinions and judgement of our team members so we have started a Refer A Friend scheme which can get you a bonus of up to €250 if you bring someone into the Comfort Keepers family!

  1. Offers & Discounts

Comfort Keepers has teamed up with a series of different organisations and business to get the best deals possible for members of our team and make life that bit easier for you. 

We offer: 

  • 20% off all non-prescription products and a free health review at McCabe’s Pharmacy
  • 10% discount at Glennon Insurance
  • A range of deals and offers with 3 Mobile 
  • 10% discount at Pitstop Tyres 
  • An offer at Savvi Credit Union
  • 10% off Laya Healthcare
  • Refer A Friend bonus of €250 
  • Pension Scheme

We also provide an Employee Assistance Programme, run by Laya Healthcare to give all Comfort Keepers staff (and their immediate family members) free access to counselling, financial advice, career advice and much more. 

  1. Recognition 

Carers are the lifeblood of Comfort Keepers and it is incredibly important to us that they receive the appreciation and praise they deserve for their tireless and crucial work. Our Carers are heroes in the community and we are passionate about ensuring their efforts and recognised and valued. 

Each year, we host the Comfort Keeper Awards to shine a light on the amazing work done throughout the last 12 months. Likewise, we prioritise career progression opportunities at all levels of the organisation. In the last year alone, we have promoted 34 members of staff and as we continue to expand and grow our team, we hope to help even more people take the next step in their career next year. 

Whether you’ve been a carer for years or you’re brand new to the world of care, we ensure you have the best experience at Comfort Keepers with a career package that is responsive to your needs. 

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