Beth takes on recruitment at Abacare

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Abacare, Beth Howells, RecruitmentBETH Howells from Newtown has recently (February, 2017) been promoted to the role of Recruiter for an award-winning care company in Newtown.

The 19-year-old, who previously worked as a receptionist at Abacare, will join current HR Consultant, Dawn Williams, to deal with incoming job applications and selecting candidates to go on to the interview process for a care role.

Beth said: “Having worked for 12 months on reception and having daily contact with our service users, I felt I wanted to work towards recruiting the best carers to provide the best care possible for them.”

Since leaving College Beth has worked for Abacare and has gained any experience through the Newtown office. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and going to stage rally events to support her partner in his hobby of rally driving.

Dawn Williams, Group HR Consultant at Abacare, said: “We’re thrilled that Beth has joined our recruitment team. She was previously working for us as a receptionist so her knowledge and experience in dealing with service users and care staff was a good base for her in her new role.

“She has embraced the role by ensuring that she is a great ambassador for the company, going out into the community to local job centres and forming a good relationship with local advisors.”

Abacare is consistently expanding its team and looking for new carers. Anyone interested in joining the team should call 01686 625644 or email powysjobs@abacare.org.uk.

Dawn added: “No experience is necessary, just a willingness to care and to learn. Our company induction includes first aid, dementia awareness, health and safety, food safety, infection control, handling medication and moving and handling service users. We will also pay carers while they are training with us and also pay for their DBS checks.

“There are lots of opportunities for internal advancement for all our team members who show commitment, reliability and true passion. We provide a great support network for all of our carers too.

“Anyone who joins us can reach QCF level 2, 3 and 5 with our support and we’re urging anyone thinking of changing their job, or getting back into the work force again, to get in touch as soon as possible and not to miss out on this fantastic career opportunity.”

Abacare provides all staff with full training and shadowing before they start, and they have additional, on the job support from the team 24/7.

They are given free uniforms, access to a staff scooter scheme for those needing transport and a national staff discount scheme for all major brands as well as 28 days paid holiday, paid travel between calls and paid mileage.

Abacare operates a professional Care Management Team that is committed to providing high quality care to individuals in their own homes.

The large team of trained, specialist, care workers provide positive based outcomes and person centred care to people throughout Wales.

Abacare’s core values, instilled into every staff member, include ‘make us proud’, ‘focus on our service users’ wellbeing’, ‘communicate, listen well and speak with respect’, ‘be passionate, honest, caring and considerate’, ‘recruit and develop the very best’ and ‘lead by example’.

It is a member of the United Kingdom Homecare Association, Ceretas (formerly British Association of Domiciliary Care), The National Homecare Council and The Information Commissioners Office (Data Protection). It is also registered with the Care Social Services Inspectorate Wales.

Abacare has been awarded an Investors in People accolade for its staff training and development for the fourth year running.

Investors in People is a national standard, which provides a framework that helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the effective management and development of their staff.

It was also named Britain’s ‘Most Outstanding Care Agency’ at the UK Over 50s Housing Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

For more information about Abacare, please call 01686 625644 or visit www.abacare.org.uk. Alternatively, please follow the company on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/Yn4zmS or on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/visitabacare.