Recruitment process

We have a thorough but efficient home care recruitment process

6 Simple Steps

We welcome job applications from people with no professional experience through to those with many years of experience in specialist areas such as nursing. The key to being successful is your ability to demonstrate that you are caring, compassionate, motivated and capable of delivering an excellent level of care to elderly people in their own homes.

1. Application form

Apply for your job role online. If you do not have any professional care experience we are always happy to hear about experiences you may have had with family or friends.

2. Telephone interview

If your application meets our recruitment criteria we aim to contact you within a week to arrange a short telephone interview. This enables us to learn more about you and your background and, importantly, offers a chance for you to ask any questions you may have about working for our award-winning team.

3. Interview

You will next be invited to attend a face-to-face interview at our local office in Wilmslow (Cheshire), West Bridgford (Nottinghamshire) or Harrogate (Yorkshire) or this can be carried out over video call if your prefer. You will meet with at least two members of our care management team and have the chance to get a detailed insight into Carefound Home Care. Prior to this interview, we will request that you complete our full online Application Form and also that you bring a proof of your identity to it. We will also send you an online Pre-Employment Health Questionnaire to complete after the interview.

4. Pre-employment checks

If your interview is successful we will provide you with a formal job offer. Once you accept this we will carry out the necessary pre-employment checks which includes contacting your references (two professional and one personal) and carrying out an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS). We will provide you with a References Check Form for you to confirm contact details of your references. We will also request that you bring the necessary documentation to process your DBS check to the first day of your induction.

5. Induction training

All new members of our team complete a 4-day induction training course which comprises 1 day of face-to-face training at their local office, 3 days of face-to-face training online over video call, plus some online e-learning to evidence their knowledge. This is delivered by our in-house training team covering everything from the basic health and social care qualification – The Care Certificate – to specialist areas such as medication management, moving & handling, dementia and Parkinson’s.

6. Shadowing

You will shadow members of our home care team in the community to enable you to put your learning into practice and demonstrate that you are competent to work alone. Following this, you will attend a safe to leave meeting with your Registered Branch Manager where all of your training assessments and evidence is reviewed and signed-off and you will be awarded your training certificates.