We are always interested in hearing from those who wish to start or continue a rewarding career in Social Care. Our staff base is our greatest asset and key to ensuring the delivery of the quality care and support we expect.
We deliver care and support to adults of all ages and disabilities using various methods either in the short or long term. This care can be anything from weekly domestic duties, to more complex care and support delivery depending on the individual’s need. We also provide Live-in care where staff stay with the client for up to 2 weeks at a time.
The clients we assist can either purchase their care or support privately or we deliver the services through contracts with the Local Authority. In Somerset we are also fortunate to provide care and support services with 4 Extra Care Housing Schemes in Taunton Deane and Sedgemoor.
Why Join Way Ahead Care?
Way Ahead Care prides itself on not only caring for its clients but also its staff and can offer many benefits including:
- A comprehensive Induction training, exceeding the minimum industry requirements
- Very competitive rates of pay including Travel Time & Mileage
- Full in-house Diploma and Management programmes
- Internal Training Division to support Continual Personal Development (CPD)
- Free Disclosure Check (formally known as CRB)
- Internal Career Pathways
Way Ahead Care regards working within the care industry as a career not just a job and actively works with national steering groups to raise the public profile of care as a career and the role of a Care & Support Assistant.
Step Ahead Training Centre is Way Ahead Care’s own dedicated training division. Step Ahead ensure that all new and current staff are comprehensively trained at the beginning and throughout their employment.
All new employees are put through an extensive Induction Programme to enable them to obtain the nationally recognised Care Certificate. Completion of this Certificate is now compulsory for all staff working in Social Care. The Care Certificate gives staff the essential foundation knowledge required to deliver the range of services we offer and provides the solid knowledge base which is required to give the professional standards we expect. These courses include:
- Company Induction
- Principles of Safe Manual Handling
- Medication Awareness
- Record Keeping
- Health & Safety for Care & Support Staff
- Personal Care
- Equality, Diversity and Challenging Behaviour
- First Aid
- Food Hygiene
- Dementia Awareness & Understanding
- End of Life
Further to the Care Certificate staff are actively encouraged to enrol on varying levels of nationally recognised qualifications. The qualifications are open to all our staff and are delivered internally by Step Ahead Training. Throughout their employment all staff are encouraged to continue with their own personal development with continual training and internal pathways.
With Way Ahead Care’s ongoing investment into Step Ahead Training, it is also able to commission bespoke training. This benefits staff in direct response to any legislative changes or to a particular client needs as a result of service feedback.