Our Carer recruitment process...
Let's get together
You’ll meet with one of our team members, who will come round for a chat about the ins and outs of becoming a carer. We’ll answer any questions you might have.
Put pen to paper
It’s time to fill out your application form and give us the names of your referees.
Getting to know you and your home
We’ll have a chat about your learning and development requirements, complete some checks (like a criminal record check and a barred list check via the Disclosure and Barring Service), and have a look at your home to assess how accessible it is. We’ll also start to follow up your references.
Preparing for your panel
Every potential Shared Lives carer is presented to an independent panel, so to make sure we can show off your skills, we’ll need you to provide some extra information, like a personal profile. Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through it.
Your assessment report
We’ll produce an assessment report, which shows all your lovely skills and knowledge.
You’re almost a fully-fledged member of the team, so we’ll need you to come to our compulsory and specialist training. Our training is designed to make you the best carer you can be and will tell you all about how we do things here at PSS. We’ll need you to come along to the mandatory training even if you have years’ of experience. To get you bedded in, we’ll also invite you to come and have a brew with some other carers and get to know the rest of the team.
The big decision
This is the time we’ve all been waiting for, when you’ll hopefully find out that the process has been a success and you’ve been approved as a Shared Lives carer. If you’re successful, now’s the time we’ll get the ball rolling on any legal requirements, like gas, fire and other safety checks around your home.
You did it! Welcome to the team. Now for the extra fun bit. It’s time to start matching you with some fab people to care for. You’ll be assigned your very own member of our team who will help you out as you get going with your brand new role and will guide you through the matching part.