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Always developing our services and recruiting new staff

SPDNS is passionate about delivering excellent care. This is only possible because we have loyal, committed staff who are well trained and supported by their Managers and Supervisors. 

Would you like to work for a company where you can make a difference to someone's life? Previous experience is not needed as you will be given in depth training but you will need to have a caring and compassionate nature and a desire to care for and support others. A full driving licence and access to a car are essential as you will be visiting several service users during the day.
You will be fully supported from the first day of training and throughout your career journey with us. Our training includes an Induction Programme which includes training in Assisting and Moving Individuals, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Personal Care/Infection Control, Safeguarding Adults, Medication, Health & Safety and Dementia, all delivered by our experienced trainers. Anyone without a qualification in adult social care will be required to undertake The Care Certificate and will be supported to do this by the training team.  
During your Induction we support you as you "shadow" experienced carers or a Supervisor to see what the job is really like. We will continue to support you after you have completed your training until you feel confident to work on your own. Your work will include providing personal care, assistance with medication, help getting up and going to bed, making a light meal and helping with household tasks and shopping. 

Once you are working independently you will have regular supervision with your Manager, where you can discuss any concerns that you may have and arrange any further training that you may need. We will always try our best to help you in any way possible.
After a qualifying period working with SPDNS you will be able to undertake a range of City & Guilds awards - dementia awareness; stroke awareness; end if life  care at Level 2 or 3. 
As well as a good rate of pay, SPDNS offers Child Care Vouchers as part of a salary sacrifice scheme, which help towards childcare costs, and a workplace pension.

Comments from our most recent staff survey
  • 95% are satisfied with the hours they work
  • 91% said that they felt that their work is valued by SPDNS
  • 97% feel that their Manager communicates effectively with them 
  • 98% said if they contact on call they receive the support and advice they need promptly
  • 95% feel supported by their Supervisor
  • 91% say that feedback from supervision is constructive and motivating 
Please contact Pat Brand if you need to ask any further questions regarding any of the vacancies or need advice about applying on 01702 - 431300 ext 241.

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