As we have covered previously, care home work is extremely varied and the best care workers should understand how to tackle a number of problems simultaneously with the level of care they offer to residents. Vulnerable people with complex needs have to be cared for in a timely, appropriate fashion, which requires a great deal of knowledge, skills and experience. That’s why recruitment for care home staff is such an integral part of the whole process of providing care.
Staff members being recruited for care home work have to go through multiple stages of checks and tests in the vast majority of cases, and in the UK especially there are numerous hoops people must jump through in order to be considered for a job in care. While some of this may be seen as overkill (and bureaucracy is often criticised within the sector), most of the necessary checks are indeed essential. The potential costs of employing people without appropriate skills to work in care could be extremely damaging to confidence in care providers. Continue reading The importance of qualifications in care home work