As part of the Children & Adults Social Care Directorate's 'CARE': Caring And Respecting Everyone Campaign, an open-door recruitment event was held at the Princess Royal Community Care Centre (CCC) on Friday, 7 June 2019.
The event allowed interested persons to talk with directorate staff, learn more about working in Social Care and explore a typical day in the life of a Carer. Attendees were also able to meet with some of the residents and were given an overview of life at the CCC. Same-day interviews were also available.
Quality Assurance & Policy Lead, Gavin 'Jack' Thomas, said:
Care work is a fantastic career that allows you to make a real difference to people's lives every day. We are hopeful that as a result of our CARE campaign, we will be in a position to proceed in making provisional offers of employment, subject to the outcome of suitability checks.
We want the CARE Campaign to be an example of reaching out to the general public, and our recruitment strategy being a two-way process. We take this opportunity of thanking everyone who supported the CARE Campaign and we look forward to seeing even more people walk through the door at similar events in the future.
If you were unable to attend the open-door recruitment event but would like to make an appointment to discuss career opportunities in Social Care, please contact Lisa Thomas at Brick House on tel: (00 290) 22713.
Notes to Editor
The Children & Adults Social Care Directorate has various vacancies across residential services supporting older people, services for adults with additional needs, and sheltered housing services. The CARE Campaign aimed to recruit local carers for the residential services, and for individuals requiring support in maintaining a degree of independence and quality of life.
Source: St Helena Government