What is Sequence’s recruitment process? We have a robust recruitment and selection process which complies with employment legislation as well as the Health and Social Care Act. The process varies depending on the type of role you are applying for and we will be able to advise as soon as you are shortlisted. For example, some of our roles will involve a couple of interviews whereas others could involve assessment days or an interview followed by a trial day or visit to the service where you will be working.
What do I need to work as a Support Worker for Sequence?
- Be eligible to work in the UK
- Have a UK/EU passport or appropriate visa
- Undertake an Enhanced DBS and POVA check which we pay for
- Ensure that you have the right skills, attitude and qualifications to be able to work with vulnerable adults
Do I need to have a qualification to work as a Support Worker for Sequence? Not necessarily within our Residential Services. If you have transferable skills which you have acquired from other experiences and you can demonstrate our values we would like you to apply.
What documentation should I bring to interview? You will be required to bring evidence of your right to work in the UK and additional information to your interview such as your certificates from any qualifications and original documents to support a DBS application. This includes:
- Biometric residence permit
- Current driving license – photo card with counterpart
- Birth certificate as well as additional documents which you will be advised on when you are invited to interview.
Can you accept copies of documents as proof of right to work in the UK or for a DBS check? We are not able to accept photocopies and need to see the original document.
Can I apply for more than one position? Of course, but please ensure they are all positions which you have the experience and skills to do. When applying for more than one position, please fully complete the application process (and submit your application) for one job, before applying for another one – as this will save you time in the long run.
I have applied for a job at Sequence – will I receive a personal response? We will confirm receipt of your application immediately by email and always aim to provide information as to whether you have been successful or unsuccessful as quickly as possible.
I was not successful in the application process. Will I get feedback? We receive a high number of applications and therefore cannot, unfortunately, provide feedback to everyone – however if you reached interview stage we do always try to provide feedback.
Can I register as a speculative applicant? We welcome speculative applications. If you can’t find the role on our site you were looking for please email email@example.com and we will be able to record your interest for future job vacancies when they arise at which point you will be contacted.
Why do I need a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Disclosure check? The vast majority of our roles require a DBS check due to the nature of our work. DBS checks will identify any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands, warnings etc. and can take around 6 weeks.
Sometimes there will be age restrictions, why is this? For some roles at Sequence we are obliged by regulations only to employ people over a certain age (this can be 18 years depending on the role).
I require a work permit to work in the UK, will Sequence sponsor me? Unfortunately we can only sponsor candidates for roles which are within the skills shortage list. This is available from the Home Office website.
Can you offer me work if I am coming from overseas? If you are eligible to work in the UK and are able to produce this documentation.
Do you offer any training programmes? We offer a wide range of training opportunities which differ across our various functions. All staff receive a comprehensive Induction which covers all of the mandatory aspects of working with vulnerable adults and is in accordance with current Skills for Care Common Induction Standards. This includes:
- Infection Control
- Fire Safety
- Food Hygiene
- Emergency First Aid
- Mental Health Act
- How to manage Challenging Behaviour
- Keyworking guidelines.
The structured Induction programme for your training with Sequence is for a period of 10 days, this is before you start in your position (you are paid for attending the 10 day training programme). Your first 2 days will be a unit induction within the service of work, then you will be scheduled for 12 weeks of training to complete the Care Certificate. In between this you are supported at your place of work by an Induction Champion and your Manager working through a Service Induction Checklist ensuring you are building upon what you have learned within the training programme.
Once you are working for us we offer a comprehensive training programme which will be discussed between you and your Manager during your regular supervisions and annual appraisal. Sequence will provide you with complimentary mandatory training as well as specific courses on
- Personality Disorders
- Occupational Therapy Activities
- Safe Handling of Medication
- Report Writing
- Physical Health Conditions (such as diabetes and epilepsy)