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Jobs fair for the care sector

Created on 05/03/2018 @ 15:49
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A jobs event is to be held for people looking to work in the care industry next week.
Staff from Abacare will be seeking out 20 new care team members during the event at its offices at St David’s House on New Street on Thursday, March 15 between 2.30pm and 6.30pm.
Beth Howells, Recruitment Administrator at Abacare’s Newtown office, said: “If anyone out there is looking for a new challenge in a position that brings great job satisfaction and lots of opportunities for training and career advancement, then they should come along to our recruitment event where we will be looking to take on 20 new members for our care worker team.
“During the event we’ll have care staff on-hand to chat to people about what it is really like to work in the care industry, how fulfilling it can be and what it is like to care for the elderly. They can also find out more about all of the excellent benefits we offer employees and the opportunities for training, allowing people to carve out a career for themselves for the rest of their working lives.
“The event will be a relaxed occasion where people can pop in without an appointment. We have also decided to run it until 6.30pm to give people a chance to attend after any work commitments they might have.
“Any parents wanting to come along but who cannot find childcare are welcome to bring their little ones with them as we have games and toys available for them to play with. We can also chat about the flexible hours we can offer to work around school days.”
Abacare believes it offers inspiring work for inspirational people.
Beth added: “We are looking for drivers and non-drivers and no experience is necessary to become a carer as we offer free, full training, which includes a company induction, first aid, information on dementia, health and safety, food safety, infection control, handling medication and moving and handling service users, with the opportunity to achieve Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) in health and social care.
“New recruits are given free uniforms, access to national staff discount scheme for all major brands as well as 28 days paid holiday, fully paid travel between calls and paid mileage.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking for a career or someone who just fancies a bit of a change. Being a carer is an extremely rewarding job and you get to meet lots of wonderful people too.
“We’re also offering FaceTime or Skype interviews to candidates in order to meet the demands of the modern jobseeker. Our view is that busy people wanting a career change can ‘meet’ us via FaceTime or similar applications and find out about the roles we have to offer, as well as meet a couple of team members and, if they are about, also say ‘hello’ to a carer too.”
Abacare’s core values, instilled into every staff member, include ‘make us proud’, ‘focus on our service users’ wellbeing’, ‘communicate, listen well and speak with respect’, ‘be passionate, honest, caring and considerate’, ‘recruit and develop the very best’ and ‘lead by example’.
It is a member of the United Kingdom Homecare Association, Ceretas (formerly British Association of Domiciliary Care), The National Homecare Council and The Information Commissioners Office (Data Protection). It is also registered with the Care Social Services Inspectorate Wales.
Abacare has been awarded an Investors in People accolade for its staff training and development for the fourth year running.
Investors in People is a national standard, which provides a framework that helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the effective management and development of their staff.
It was also named Britain’s ‘Most Outstanding Care Agency’ at the UK Over 50s Housing Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Abacare’s recruitment event will take place at St David’s House, New Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 1RB on Thursday, March 15 from 2.30pm until 6.30pm.

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