Homecare provider on hunt for new recruits

Holly Proctor

Holly Proctor

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A SOCIAL care recruiter has announced plans to expand its community care team with 50 new jobs created in the Five Towns.

AJ Community Care launched the Sunflower Project last month, offering new female recruits training and support in starting a career in social care.

The company – which provides homecare support across the district – is looking for people from all backgrounds and of all ages to join the team.

Holly Proctor, business manager at AJ Community Care, said: “We take a very positive approach to the industry and as we grow we want to ensure that we are attracting the very best recruits to our business.

“We want to ensure that social care is a career of choice and a sector that people aspire to work in. We are looking for hard-working, committed individuals to support people who require care and support due to an illness or disability.

“We want people who are passionate about care, have the use of their own car and who want to give something back to the community they live in.”

The business – which has taken on 37 staff since January – pays for a week-long induction course and after six months will contribute to carers achieving a diploma in health and social care.

After their training carers will be expected to help with essential personal tasks that people are unable to manage safely themselves, such as getting up or going to bed, using the toilet, getting washed or dressed and support with shopping, laundry and other household tasks.

Mrs Proctor said: “This is a great opportunity for people to get back into work and start a career in social care. We believe that if even a small number of local people work as community care support workers it will reassure others there are people out there looking out for the vulnerable in our communities.”

Contact AJ Community Care on 03305 552233 for information on how to apply.