A Derbyshire-based care provider, has launched a recruitment drive hoping to attract scores of potential employees by championing the benefits and career opportunities available within the sector.
With plans to open new care provision in the next six months, Heathcotes Group is offering around 180 permanent roles across the Midlands, the North West, London, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire for residential services in support of adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs.
As the social care sector adjusts to the post-pandemic impact, Heathcotes is advocating the job security, funding for professional development, potential for long-term progression and fulfilling aspects of a career in social care.
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Earlier this year, Heathcotes introduced an employee support programme for colleagues, providing a wide-ranging benefit scheme and wellbeing resource assisting all aspects of their personal life and work lives.
This includes financial and legal advice, diet and exercise planning, 24/7 access to a support team and access to counsellors providing confidential advice.
Heathcotes recruitment business partner, Jon Burton, said: “It’s well known that, since Covid-19 vaccination became mandatory in CQC-registered care homes in England, care providers have lost a percentage of their frontline colleagues who are reluctant to take the vaccine.
“Heathcotes have been affected by that, but I’m pleased to say that the overwhelming majority of our colleagues chose to be vaccinated in time for the new legislation, and we are now looking to attract a new generation of support workers and team leaders”
“As care providers planning a post-Covid future, it’s important to make the case for our profession to prospective employees, and I believe that we have plenty to talk about in that respect.
“The pandemic gave everyone a greater appreciation of the value of frontline work in health and social care – employers need to build on that shift in perception and highlight the life-changing differences we make each day in support of some of the most vulnerable people in society.
“We also need to emphasise the access to fully-funded training available in our profession, facilitating the development of skills and qualifications throughout a career in care.”
Heathcotes Group’s range of specialist services supports individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, autism, Down Syndrome, learning disabilities, Personality Disorder, physical disabilities, Prader-Willi Syndrome, sensory impairments, speech difficulties and severe epilepsy.
More information can be found on the company’s website.
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