Recruitment tips for care workers in Bristol for 2023
Tips from Premier Homecare on recruitment for care workers in Bristol for 2023
A number of people have asked us during December about recruitment tips for care workers in Bristol during 2023, so we thought a news post dedicated to the topic would be useful.
As we head into a new year, many care workers in Bristol will be looking for suitable care jobs across various BS postcodes.
When it comes to looking for care jobs in Bristol, we recommend that it is important to review the following:
What CQC rating does the Bristol care company have?
Are there positive reviews from both clients and care staff?
What is the travel rate per hour, and is it the same for an entire shift?
How much training and ongoing support is given to care workers?
How long are the client visits and what is the minimum time allowed?
Is there a supervisory team on-hand for every care worker on shift?
At Premier Homecare, we have an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the CQC and superb reviews from both clients and our lovely care workers in Bristol.
We provide paid travel at 45 pence per mile, and a block pay level giving our staff the same rate throughout their shift from start to finish including driving.
We give our care workers two weeks’ paid training, uniforms, on-the-job training, free DBS checks, as well as the opportunity to progress through the ranks of our home care company based solely on merit and performance.
Our hourly rate is consistent, unlike some Bristol home care providers who advertise their weekend hourly rate but not the standard hourly rate of pay.
Our supervisory team are there specifically for carers, and we provide phone support at all times as well as support in person in the field if needed.
Our ethos is ‘Support, Lead and Guide’ with all our care workers being shadowed on a 1-2-1 basis during their initial stages with clients in Bristol.
To see what our carers and clients think of Premier Homecare, please visit here.
To see some of the rewards and benefits of a career in care with Premier Homecare, please visit here.
To have a chat with us about our latest home care services, please ring our Westbury-on-Trym head office on 0117 959 2013 and mention this News post.
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Right from the beginning I’ve felt very welcomed and supported by everyone that works at premier homecare. As I am new to care work, this has been important as at times it can be challenging, but I know that there is always someone there to help and guide me. From my initial interview to training, in the office and shadow training on visits, everyone has been extremely kind, informative and helpful. I am constantly learning new skills and enjoy meeting new people within their homes. Being able to support people to live independently is very rewarding. Written by current Care Assistant – Lucy P.We are proud to have you as part of the team Lucy, you are an amazing carer! Thank you for always being so lovely and cheerful. 🥰#happyemployee#team #carer #carerjobsbristol#premierhomecare#homecare... See MoreSee Less
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