Careers at Hartwig Care

Our clients and care team members are always at the forefront of all we do, we understand that in order to continually evolve and improve what we do our care team members need to feel appreciated, valued, and well trained!

We are a caring employer and committed to developing, nurturing and rewarding our team. We also have strong recruitment, training and career development practices which has seen Hartwig care retain its position as an Investors in People company.

If you are interested in joining our team, please have a look at our latest vacancies:

FAQ

You do not need any specific qualifications. Working as a Care Worker will depend on your attitude and ability to be compassionate, patient and understanding. Certain qualities make better Care Workers, such as flexibility, cheerfulness, a good sense of humour and excellent housekeeping skills.

Experience is a major advantage, but not essential and can be gained on the job when you join the team.

The following documents are required before we can process your application:

  • Your CV
  • Two references from sources not related to you, one of which has to be from your most recent employer (if getting references from outside the UK, please provide email addresses or fax numbers where possible)
  • Two proofs of current address(such as a utility bill, bank statement or phone bill)

Please include as many of the following documents as possible with your completed application:

  • Passport
  • Proof of your eligibility to work in the UK (if applicable)
  • National Insurance Card (or number)
  • UK or EU Driver’s Licence
  • UK Birth Certificate
  • Copies of any relevant training certificates
  • Proof of registration of Worker Registration Scheme

British and EU passport holders are able to work in the UK without restrictions.

If you are applying from outside these countries you will require a work permit. If you are a Commonwealth citizen and have a grandparent born in the UK you are entitled to an ancestral visa. We recommend that you approach your local British consulate, who will be able to advise on the type of visa that you require. You will then need to send all relevant forms and documents to the British consulate office in your home country. The application process may take a long time, so please bear this in mind.

We also accept applications from those who are married to a member of an EEA national (spousal visa), have Indefinite Leave to Remain, Right of Abode, have been granted asylum, or have qualified for a visa on the UK points-based system.

Hartwig Care will need to see all relevant work permits and home office letters before you are able to register with us. For more information on working in the UK, please consult the following website:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/

After we receive your application and relevant documentation we will contact you to discuss your application, asking for further information or additional documentation as required and arrange for an interview with the Recruitment Officer.

After we receive two satisfactory references from you and approve your application, you will be required to complete the Care Worker certificate.

You will often be asked to provide Care at different locations, so we highly recommend that you carry a mobile phone.

As a Care agency we cannot guarantee work. We introduce Care Workers to Clients needing Care and your employment will depend on Clients’ requirements.

Due to the nature of Care, with Clients occasionally going to hospital with no prior notice, the situation may change from day to day. We will work very hard, however, to match your Caring skills to Clients’ needs and introduce you to as many Clients as you require.

We advise that you should have enough funding to live on for at least 2 months during and after the interview and training process.

We work to match Clients and Care Workers to limit any stress and upset to all parties. For this reason it may not be possible to introduce work to you immediately after you have joined the roster of Care Workers.

Hartwig Care’s aim is to provide and promote the highest quality service possible for our Clients. We strongly believe that well-trained, highly-motivated and professionally led staff who are aware of their legal, ethical and safety requirements, is the key to good quality service.

Hartwig Care’s training plan has grown into what it is today by combining 15 years of experience gained since the start of the agency and the nationally collected expertise of organisations such as Skills for Care, UKHCA and SCIE.

We have listened to our client’s views and wishes as well as our care worker’s need for knowledge in order to provide as safely as possible the care that our clients need.

We have, since starting Hartwig Care, received stars and a commendable status by the awarding bodies Investors in People, SCIS and CQC.

The Care Certificate is the start of the career journey for care workers and has to be completed within 12 weeks of employment. It includes 15 standards:

  1. Understand Your Role
  2. Your Personal Development
  3. Duty of Care
  4. Equality and Diversity
  5. Work in a Person Centred Way
  6. Communication
  7. Privacy and Dignity
  8. Fluids and Nutrition
  9. Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
  10. Safeguarding Adults
  11. Safeguarding Children
  12. Basic Life Support
  13. Health and Safety
  14. Handling Information
  15. Infection Prevention and Control

Hartwig Care provides obligatory annually Refresher courses and optional courses. Care Workers have a chance after 6 months of employment to complete a QCF Level 2 and Level 3 in Health and Social Care.

Care Workers can together with their Care Manager identify areas of interest for further specialisation. The agency will also assess and identify candidates for further specialisation and offer further training opportunities within specific fields such as:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Dementia
  • Mental Health
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Palliative care
  • Reablement