Our Carer Recruitment Standards

Our Carer recruitment process is in depth from initial receipt of the application form, through the interview stage, to the taking up and checking of references

Daily we receive many applications from people who wish to become an Able Community Care Live-in Carer.

Carers can request to apply online or by telephone where a conversation takes place before an application pack is sent out or the person is told we are unable to process an application from them.

Applicant Carers who receive an application pack and return it to us are then subject to the following processes.

Applicants must provide evidence, that can be checked, of one year’s professional work in a care field.

Applicants are required, where necessary to have the correct documentation to legally be able to work in the UK.

Applicants must produce their driving licence and we see evidence of their car insurance if they intend to use their car to work through Able Community Care. (If offered a place on our Carer Register, documents such as car insurance are required by us on an annual basis.)

All applicant Cares references are sent for by us and the validity of each returning reference is telephone checked by ourselves.

Any applicant Carer who is considered appropriate for interview is then interviewed in a ‘face to face’ setting. We do not conduct telephone interviews, Skype interviews or contract with outside agencies to recruit Carers for us.

It is a legal requirement that every successful applicant Carer should have an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) which we facilitate. We are not able to offer work to any Carer until we have received their Enhanced Disclosure. We follow the DBS Code of Practice and copies are available on request.

All Carers are POVA (Vulnerable Adults) and POCA (Children) checked.

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