New tool launched to speed up social care recruitment
A new online platform to fast-track recruitment into the adult social care sector has been launched by the Department of Health & Social Care
Join Social Care is a recruitment platform that makes it easier for care providers to reach people in their local areas looking to work in the sector.
The online platform, developed and licensed from Cera Care, allows candidates to record a video interview and access free training supported by Skills for Care before starting employment.
Registered providers are then able to search for candidates in their local area, view their video interviews before starting DBS checks and training processes and make conditional offers making recruitment more streamlined during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
Free online induction training for candidates is provided by Skills for Care endorsed learning providers and will include infection prevention and control, basic life support and first aid and safeguarding adults.
As part of the recruitment process candidates will undertake pre-employment checks to help fast-track the recruitment process for employers. Providers can start the DBS checking process as soon as they have identified a potential employee and looked at their video interview.
To gain access to the site care providers will need to register with their CQC contact email address for the location. All registered providers are able to sign up now at: