Service user Involvement in Recruitment

On: October 20th, 2014 | In: News

We are ambitious about what our Service users and staff can achieve. We are proud work with people who are gaining greater independence every day and we support positive goals and celebrate achievements and outcomes.

We do this through involving Sequence service users in the recruitment process for the staff who will be supporting them on a daily basis.

At Sequence we empower service users to be involved as much as possible to identify the important qualities in those who support them to live the life they want on a daily basis.

Quality and excellence to JR at Willow Court means ‘talking calmly’, ‘having experience in caring for people’ and ‘being a kind person with lots of energy’. These behaviours and traits are included in our Job Descriptions, are incorporated in our Interview questions, form the basis of our ongoing supervisions and appraisals and how we measure success. Our Skills Development Framework is a tool which outlines the qualities and behaviours that Sequence value and these are based on a Person-Centred Approach. We reward and recognise the achievements of our staff through this framework.

Managers and service users are working as a recruitment team, utilising their experiences throughout the different stages of the recruitment process.
Our clinicians and therapists support service users to set boundaries and respect the confidentiality of the candidates. Service users are truly involved in our Assessment Days. It could involve meeting and greeting candidates, asking questions during an interview, organising refreshments and helping with the smooth running of the day. We recognise service users’ achievements with a certificate of attendance every time they participate. They make a real contribution to the decision-making process and support Sequence Care to have the “right staff” to support all service users.