At Accessible, we have a comprehensive recruitment process to ensure we only recruit the best quality Homecare Assistants that most closely match our client’s needs.
Our recruitment process comprises:
- Online application
Once you have carefully read about the roles and responsibilities of a Homecare Assistant, you should call the recruitment team directly or complete an on-line application form. This will be assessed by a member of Accessible recruitment team and if the initial criteria are met you will be invited for interviews at the office. We aim to respond to all online applications within a short period of time.
- Face to face interview
Having met the initial requirements we will then invite you to attend an interview at your local office. You will be asked to complete a written application form and you’ll have the opportunity to meet the team at Accessible.
If you are applying for live-in care work we will develop a personal profile of you, taking into consideration your personality, history, experience, skills and preferences to match a service user care service.
- Job offer
If you are successful at interview then we will make a provisional job offer and discuss pay, terms and conditions and a potential start date with you.
You will then be booked on to an Accessible Induction Programme. This will ensure that you have the knowledge needed to provide the high standard of care we pride ourselves in.
- Reference checks & DBS
If you accept the job offer our Recruitment Team will carry out references checks and ask you to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) CHECK.
The DBS service helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevents unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups. This replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). This is a mandatory requirement required under the Health & Safety Act.
Apply online today or call the recruitment team directly on 01634 952219.
Training & Induction
All Homecare Assistants employed through our recruitment process. All care workers are expected to undertake induction training. This incorporates the requirements of the care certificate which comes into effect from 1st April 2015 and provides a pathway to a career in health and social care. Our induction training course takes place at our dedicated training centre and is led by our qualified trainer and includes the following modules:
- Introduction to Accessible Care Services
- Core Care Induction
- Continence care
- Emergency first aid
- Equality, diversity and human rights
- Food hygiene
- Health and fire safety
- Infection control
- Mental health
- Moving and handling
- Nutrition and hydration
- Principles of care
- Safeguarding adults.
Self- employed live-in carers placed through our introductory services are responsible for funding and ensuring their own training is kept up to date.
If you are a successful applicant we will then make sure that you are placed with one of our clients using our Match Care service to ensure you are caring for a client that compliments your skills and personality. Having confirmed a placement, you will the attend your client briefing at our head office in Gillingham. Your Care Manager will take you through the Client Placement Details and give you through preparation specific to your placement. Having already discussed the with client your profile, we will phone the client and introduce you, giving you the opportunity to speak with the client directly, so you can build your own rapport.
Ongoing Development & Training
We have an ongoing development and training programme for all staff. This is bespoke to the individual role and may include classroom training, e learning, supervisions and coaching.
Apply online today or call the recruitment team directly on 01634 952219