The Recruitment Partner Project has launched this month – an exciting new programme bringing our Micro Communities together to learn new skills, working as a team to find and develop new staff for their homes.
Home From Home Care believe that success is based upon a commitment to One Team working, a shared vision, value base and desire to make a difference. Who better therefore to be integral to the process of Recruitment than the people we support? Having decided that a collaborative approach to the interview process would add significant value, the Recruitment Team have been working alongside the PBS team, Learning and Development team and Day Opportunities to create this unique Recruitment Partner Project.
11 service users across all the micro-communities have elected to join the programme with a view to becoming a HFHC Recruitment Partner. They will all take part in a fully inclusive 5-week curriculum, consisting of a range of learning outcomes. These include; communication, identifying what makes a good support worker and helping compile interview questions, with plenty of role play sessions included to learn about the recruitment process.
The first meeting was a great success with Recruitment Partners taking part in a ‘getting to know you’ session, sharing likes and dislikes. The highlight involved creating fantastic outfits to wear at an interview, using an array of innovative craft material with awards for Most Professional, Best First Impression, Most Improved, Most Creative and Best Accessories. All service users and staff remarked on what fun they had and how they cannot wait until next week, with the programme completing at the end of June.