Recruitment Practices
The recruitment of high calibre staff is critical in the provision of good quality service to our clients. Essential Care states in the Recruitment Policy the key principles upon which our recruitment practise is based. It demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of all prospective applicants through a fair and equitable process of selection.

Our Guidance Principles
We aim to recruit staff who are properly trained and knowledgeable to satisfy all their statutory obligations. We have an open and fair process of selection and our assessment of your skills are measured against clearly defined criteria.

Feedback to candidates
Rigorous professional and statutory checks applied equally to all staff selected for registration with the Agency. For HCA’s all the statutory and mandatory checks are performed.

Jobseekers can be assured that Essential Care adhere to the principles of equal opportunities. The Agency’s Code of Practices are within full accord of the legislative acts listed below:

•  Domiciliary Act 2000
•  Care Standards Act 2000
•  Equal Pay Act 1970
•  Sex Discrimination Act 1975
•  Race Relations Act 1976 (2000?)
•  Disability Discrimination Act 1995
•  Department of Heatlhs Code of Practice 2002

We aim to provide competent, motivated and well trained care staff, with the necessary skills and experience specific to the current market requirements in care. All successful staff have gone through our rigorous recruitment and selection procedure, which includes:

•  A thorough interview selection process
•  Complete work history
•  Clear and precise immigration status
•  Health and Immunisation criteria have been assessed and met.
•  2/3 professional references
•  POVA and CRB checks (Enhanced)

Remember to look in our TRAINING section for advice and dates of our training dates.

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