Care work certainly isn’t a job that just anyone can do. It used to be viewed as a low-skilled occupation, but the recent COVID-19 pandemic soon put paid to that idea. Every Thursday evening, a significant percentage of the population gathered on doorsteps, and at windows, to applaud the selfless hard work being done by carers. There were people seen to be putting their own lives at risk for the sake of helping others. And it wasn’t just NHS staff who were being applauded. The Clap for Carers initiative made it clear that all carers are now viewed as essential key workers, and society now views them in a completely different light.
There’s really never been a better time to enter the profession. The health and social care sector has never been held in such high regard, and already this is leading to a sea change in the way in which care work is perceived. There’s long been a need for further investment and government support, but hopefully, the industry will now see some much-needed injections of funds within the coming months and years.
Liaise employee training
When you take on a care worker role at Liaise you won’t be thrown in at the deep end and left to sink or swim. We believe in a structured approach to training, and that starts from the day you join the team. Not everyone learns in the same way, and not everyone has the same basic skill set. We use a variety of training methods to help you increase your knowledge and skills For example face to face and online.
You’ll also have plenty of opportunities for group discussions in a training room environment. We provide you with access to online learning tools too, together with a learning folder and a selection of workbooks to get you started. Every new employee receives comprehensive Induction Training and support, which is backed up by regular chats with managers. Our induction is regularly reviewed and updated in line with current government guidelines.
Liaise has developed its own unique STEP4 performance framework, which is short for Skills to Empower People in Positive Performance and Progression. It sets out skills and training that you need right now, as well as showing you a clear career progression pathway as you enhance your skills.
A comprehensive benefits package
Employees who feel well-rewarded for their efforts will always give their best. So at Liaise, we make sure our team members are given a benefits package that demonstrates our commitment to them. As soon as you start, you’ll be automatically enrolled on the company pension scheme, which starts off with matched contributions of 4%. As a full-time member team member, you’ll be given 7 weeks of holiday every year, which includes Bank Holidays. And as a reward for staying with us, the longer you work for Liaise, the more holiday entitlement you’ll receive.
The Liaise Wellbeing benefits package
Because we know there’s more to life than money and training, we also offer a variety of additional support services to our employees. They include access to a 24-hour Employee Assistance helpline and Occupational Health support as needed. There’s a generous sickness benefit too for longer-serving employees, as well as support in returning to work after a prolonged absence. And we also provide free eyesight tests for support workers whose role involves spending time at computer screens.
There’s an Annual Awards ceremony every year, which rewards outstanding employees across a broad spectrum of categories. It’s great fun and a highlight of the Liaise social calendar!
Build your career in care work in Basingstoke
If you live in or near Basingstoke and you’ve always wanted to make a real difference in people’s lives, Liaise could offer just the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Whether you have previous experience of care work, or you’re just taking your first steps in the profession, get in touch with us to see our current opportunities.