All of our Care Workers undergo rigorous pre-employment vetting including an enhanced DBS check. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with all vulnerable groups. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau
(CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
They are all trained by Calvern Care trainers to a high standard and are fully experienced in the field of caring. Prior to working with service users they all receive and participate in mandatory training which includes induction training, general health & safety training, moving and handling of people and medication management. They are polite, approachable and professional. Our staff turnover is low and the majority of our care workers have been with us for between 4 and 10 years.
Our care workers wear tunics with the Calvern Care name embroidered on. Each member of staff also carries an obligatory identification badge displaying their name, their photograph as well as our contact details in the event further verification is required.
Continuing training and development is considered a high priority for all Calvern Care employees in which everybody, including the directors, gets involved. All staff undergo training and refresher training in the following areas
- MedicationHealth and SafetyFood hygiene
- Infection control
- Parkinson’s disease
- Dementia awareness
- The Mental Capacity Act
80% of our care workers have either completed or are currently working to achieve NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care (now Quality Credit Framework diploma in Health & Social Care)