Care Campaign Concludes for now

The final round of the Children & Adults Social Care Directorate’s CARE: Caring And Respecting Everyone Campaign took place in the main hall at the Princess Royal Community Care Centre (CCC) on Friday, 20 September 2019.

During the event interested persons were able to speak to Directorate staff to learn more about working in Social Care, and were given the opportunity to explore a typical day in the life of a Carer and Support Worker. Interviews for jobs across the Directorate took place on the same day.

Across all three most recent campaigns, a total of 38 interviews took place and 23 persons were offered a job and are now employed with the Children & Adults Social Care Directorate.

Quality Assurance & Policy Lead, Gavin ‘Jack’ Thomas, commented:

“Over the last year, we have been running a number of recruitment events, initially across the Island and more recently, at the CCC only. We have taken a different approach in forging links and reaching out to the general public through the CARE Campaign. This approach including roadshows and open-door events has proven to be very successful. We have achieved our objectives which were to break down barriers, provide clarity about working in social care through informal discussions, encourage prospective employees to embark on new challenges, and embrace the opportunities and rewards of working with vulnerable people.

“On behalf of the Director, Tracy Poole-Nandy, we take this opportunity of thanking everyone for their involvement and everyone who have attended our recruitment events to date. We will be holding another round of CARE: Caring And Respecting Everyone Campaign events in the near future.”

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27 September 2019

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470