Your professional provider of Domiciliary Care Services throughout the region.

September 29th, 2017

It takes a really special person to want to deliver care – someone with passion, and an interest in helping people, and this is what we look for when we recruit people to join the DoCare family.

I’ve been working in care for many years, and so along with my colleague Danni and support from our director, Una, we are very good at spotting the people who have that certain something to fit in with our ethos of making every day a better day for our clients.

So how does our recruitment process work?

We advertise our vacancies, which brings in many applicants, and other people also apply because they might have seen our Facebook page, seen our DoCare cars buzzing around, or because we have been recommended by someone they know.

Our first job is to chat to an applicant on the phone and make sure they meet certain criteria. For example, it is essential that they are willing to work every other weekend, and that they have a car. We also try to assess how genuinely interested an applicant is; it doesn’t matter if they have no care experience, but they do have to be keen to learn and progress.

Next, we call people in for an interview, and we are very quick to pick up the likely people to take forward by the way they answer questions. We look for qualities like patience, a willingness to go the extra mile, the ability to think on their feet, and a cheerful personality.

At interview, we are very clear about what the job entails, and it isn’t for everybody. But if they are still keen then we will chat over their application after the interview and, if they are successful, invite them to come in for induction training.

Our training is intensive and not everybody stays the course. Once out on the job, some people also find that working in care isn’t for them.

But for those who stay, a career in care is hugely rewarding, with opportunities for development, learning, and forming strong relationships with the team, the clients and their families.

If you are thinking of a career in care, then please get in touch for a chat. Call me, Andrea, on 01453 310010 or email people@docare.co.uk

This blog was written by Andrea Baird, DoCare’s Employee Services and Support Administrator.  If you have a relative who you think would benefit from DoCare’s services, or would like assistance yourself, please get in touch.  If you are interested in a rewarding career as a support worker, we would love to hear from you – please give us a call or you can apply online.