We’re always looking for the right people to join our team. You’ll get the chance to make a real difference to the lives of the people we care for.
In return, we’ll give you:
- guaranteed hours every week
- the training and development you need to build your professional skills
- a competitive range of benefitsguaranteed hours every week
Rapid response, we can always be there
We want to be there whenever people need us. That means we have to be prepared to move fast. Our rapid response teams consist of care staff who operate a shift pattern, so they’re always ready.
Excellent care starts with excellent care workers. We believe the most important aspect of being a care worker is to have the right personality. So our first step is to interview potential care workers face to face to get to know them properly.
Next, we’ll check their career history, verify any qualifications and training, check their references, assess their physical and mental fitness, and make sure they have the right to work in the UK. After this comes the vetting procedure known as a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as a CRB check).
The final stage is a four-day selection training course to ensure potential care workers have the right skills and competencies. Care workers must pass this initial training course and satisfy all of the above requirements before they are able to begin training on the job accompanied by an experienced mentor.
Q: What training do your care workers receive?
A: First, our care workers undertake selection training. This intensive training course takes place over four days and equips care workers with essential professional skills. The training is provided by qualified Health and Social Care Trainers and is supported by the care worker’s branch manager.
After induction, care workers are able to register for a qualification in social care, such as a Level 2 Diploma (SVQ Level 2 in Scotland) or an Apprenticeship. Our staff are given full support in training for qualifications and developing new skills, meeting with their manager every 12 weeks to discuss their Personal Development Plan.
Q: What does a care worker do?
A: Care workers give our customers the assistance they need to keep living life as independently as possible in their own home.
Care workers can provide help with domestic tasks, including:
- paying bills
Care workers can also help with personal care, including:
- taking medication
- cleaning teeth or dentures
- getting up and going to bed
- getting dressed
- going to the toilet
- eating and drinking
Care workers can also accompany people on social outings, be a golf buddy, take people to medical appointments or just provide companionship, a friendly face and a sympathetic ear.
Put simply, our care workers do whatever it takes to help our customers to keep living the most colourful life possible, as independently as possible, in the home they love.
How often do care workers visit?
A: A care worker can visit for 15 minutes, several hours or anything in between. Visits range from once per week to numerous times per day.