Here is our recruitment process to help you get started with applying for the position you are interested in.If you are applying to join us, you may wish to know what to expect from us including when and what you might need to be prepared for beforehand.
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You might find a job advert on this website by using our job search. Whether you might have seen an advert in the newspaper, magazine or someone may have informed you that we are recruiting, it is very important you apply on time as the role may have deadline.
CVs and application forms collected
We will collect all CVs and application forms submitted and then go through in order to shortlist final candidates.
Pre-screening telephone call
The short listed candidates will be telephoned for a pre-screening discussion.
Preparing for pre-screening telephone interview
We will ask you general questions about;
Invitation to interview
Following successful completion of the pre-screening telephone interview, you will then be contacted for your opinion about whether or not would like to attend a face-to- face interview.
It's best to plan your interview day backwards, start from the time and location of your interview, working backwards to getting ready at home. This will help you to calculate just how much time you will need and save you from any additional worries.
If you can, do a test journey the day or night before so that you are familiar with where you are going, where to park, or what bus you need to get.
Plan how long it will take you to get there, and aim to arrive no more than ten minutes early.
Dress smart, and don't wear too much perfume/aftershave, makeup, or jewelry.
First impressions count, we understand you may be a bit nervous but remember to smile, breathe, and stand up straight, you will be great!
Offer of a home care worker position
Following a successful interview, you may be offered a position on the day, or by telephone shortly afterwards. Either way, you will also be notified in writing with your start date for induction training. At this stage, you will have lots of paper work to complete, including; equal opportunities form, next of kin and emergency contact information, new starter form, DBS (previous CRB), and references.
Starting your induction training
First three days
You begin with your first three days of common induction training: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) states that all staff should receive a comprehensive induction, taking account of recognized standards within the sector and is relevant to their workplace and their role.Your training will provide you with all you need to know in order to carry out your role, confidently and safely.
Two days of shadowing
You will spend two days 'shadowing' a qualified care worker, this will help you to see what you will be doing daily but it is mainly for you to build up confidence before you are assigned with your own clients.
Final two days of training
After your two days induction training you will have a meeting with your care manager or supervisor so that you can have a chat about how your training and shadowing went and how confident you feel about being added to the rota.
Getting on the rota
Once you are added to the rota, your care supervisor will come with you and introduce you to your clients. You will be called at the end of each day to double check that you are alright/ coping or if there is anything you need help with. You will always have a care supervisor available to talk to during the day.
Things don't stop there...
You will be in a probation period for three months during which you will have regular update meetings with your manager or care supervisor to ensure that you are meeting key competency levels and happy. Further training will be provided if required.
After 12 months
You will receive refresher training and if all is good then you may be promoted to senior care worker. You may take a special interest in a particular area of care, such as dementia care, or supporting people with learning disabilities; we will also support you if you wish to further develop skills in your chosen specialist areas.
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