Recruitment & Training

How we recruit staff

We have long used a 'values-based' approach to recruiting; looking beyond qualifications/experience to attitude, reliability and a desire to help others. We rarely need to advertise because, a) we have a low turnover of staff and, b) staff recommend their friends and family, making us feel like we are one big family!

We understand the importance of a diverse workforce. We recruit individuals of all ages, sex, knowledge, race, and cultures. This adds value and strength to our organization and serves to meet the varied needs of those we support. 

Every candidate will be interviewed by two friendly managers who will assess the candidate’s aptitude and overall suitability. If we like what we hear, we will proceed with our robust recruitment checks, supporting the new worker to gain confidence through a comprehensive training programme.

Our Training

We use a variety of modules, classroom teaching and shadowing of experienced staff to train new workers. We believe this allows new recruits to learn through a variety of mediums and transfer theory into practice promptly. Further support will be given through observational visits, supervision, and appraisal.

1) Induction: completed over 12 weeks to include a classroom induction, 5 compulsory modules, Introductory Visits, and on-site person-centred training.

2) Foundation Training: a further 8 theory modules.

3) Access to The Care Certificate (compulsory for all staff new to care).

4) Diploma In Health & Social Care Level 2 & 3 - free to staff

5) Specialist Training: for those working with stroke, dementia, Parkinson's, diabetes, PEG, Tracheostomy care.

6) Further Training: Risk Assessment, Producing Medication Administration Records, Practical First Aid, End of Life, Prevention & Infection Control 

 

All of our training is paid.

 If you are interested, please complete the following documents and email them to info@astercareltd.com

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