Working with your local Job Centre Plus

Working with your Job Centre Plus

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Building a partnership

We can get some really positive results from working in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and our local Job Centres but we must ensure that we put some effort in, getting to know your local team

  • Arrange a time to go and visit your local Job Centre plus and meet with their employee / employer advisers
  • Spend some time with them going through your organisation, the roles you have to offer and the types of people you are looking for
  • Give them your pre-screen form to complete with their customers so when they refer someone to you, you have a good idea of their suitability
  • Invite your Job Centre staff to come along to your service to have a look around
  • The better they know you and your organisation, the better the quality of referral's you will receive

View the document below to discover how they can help you with your recruitment and which JCP offices cover your area!

Sector Based Work Academies

Sometimes, the DWP offer 'back to work' 'introduction into a new sector' programs for candidates. These are referred to as 'sector based work academies' (SBWA). Here they offer people an 'Introduction into Social Care - Level 1' qualification, which is fully funded externally.

A Health and Social Care Level 1 qualification is ideal for people who are hoping for a career in the care industry. It covers the basic knowledge that learners will need to succeed at interview as well as a foundation understanding of the industry that you as employers look for.

This course is an ideal solution for those looking to immediately apply for care roles. Our SBWA will enable the partnership to achieve their aims; namely, to increase the number of quality recruits into the sector and give people with no sector experience some good background knowledge of what to expect, therefore reducing turnover.

The aim of the programme is to prepare learners for work within a health and social care environment. It will equip them with knowledge for working in different areas of health and social care as well as employability skills to secure a role. This course is designed and delivered by industry experts to provide learners with the practical and technical skills that employers seek.

The key topics that are covered include;

  • Social care provision and job roles
  • Principles and values in care
  • Laws, legislation, guidance and standards
  • Safeguarding of vulnerable people
  • Person-centred support
  • Introduction to mental health
  • Introduction to dementia
  • Communication
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Health and safety

At the end of the training course you will receive the following qualifications:

  • Level 1 Certificate in Health and Social Care
  • Level 1 in Personal Development for Employability

Inspired to care are working in partnership with DWP and CT Skills to deliver a series of sector based work academies for Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are offering our employer members exclusive access to interview all candidates that come through the programme first!

If you would like to learn more about how you can interview these candidates, please email us at inspiredtocare@leics.gov.uk

Job Centre Plus - local branch contact details

Click on each document below to find the contact details for each Job Centre Plus;

Added 23rd June

Learning disabilities carer supportive living

Company: Sensitive care Solutions Location: Wigston & South Wigston
Added 18th June

Care Assistant

Company: Myhomecareleicesternorth Location: Birstall & Anstey,Melton Mowbray,Thurnby & Syston
Added 16th June
Personal Support Worker

Personal Support Worker

Company: Individual Employer Location: Blaby & Countesthorpe

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