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Recruitment

We believe that our reputation for excellence in care, together with our commitment to staff sets us apart from similar organisations and makes us a great place to work.

Our team holds regular meetings for staff progression, training and we are proud to be part of Investors In People.

Staff meeting

Training

Our Carer Support Workers attend a comprehensive 5 day Induction and undertake shadowing with other experienced members of staff before delivering care alone. The Induction is structured according to the requirements of the Skills for Care Common Induction Standards. This includes taught modules around:

  • Working Within the Social Care Values Base
  • Effective Communication for the Carer Support Worker
  • Professional Development and the Carer Support Worker
  • Safer Moving and Handling
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • The Safeguarding of Individuals

A week spent shadowing experienced members of the care staff in supporting individuals who have a wide range of support needs. During this period, feedback on the new CSW’s progress is sought from their mentor and from service users and the appropriate support given to them by their assigned Line Manager. Shadowing allows a controlled and observed opportunity for knowledge and skills gained during the first week of the Induction to be put into practice.

All Carer Support Workers are supported to complete QCF Levels 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care.

If you are interested in working for us please contact us either by telephone on 01554 754957 and speak to Chelsey, or email chelsey@carmarthenshirecarers.org.uk

Below are the Job Description and Person Specification for the role of Carer Support Worker:

Crossroads Care Sir Gâr is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 6199277