You will take personal responsibility for managing your career with support from your Manager. Through using assessments and receiving feedback about your work you will create an effective development plan to support your career aspirations with us. The Skills and Development Framework is our way of helping you to identify your strengths and provide you with a guide on standards that are expected.Your annual appraisal with your Manager or Team Leader will build upon your regular supervisions which will be based on the behaviours which we value which are:
- A service-user focus An ability to adapt to change
- Leadership skills
- Communication and Influencing skills
- A preference for action
- Planning and Organising
- Your business knowledge and professionalism
- Your team-working skills
- Your decision-making and judgment
We believe that regular Supervisions with your Manager where you receive appropriate guidance, support and information through a structured approach that links to a ‘Person Centred Approach’ is good for you and good for us!
We provide protected time for you and your Manager to have quality discussions to support you to support the service users that you work with.
Our annual appraisals build-upon the regular supervisions that you have with your manager. Our Appraisals are not a one-way conversation but a two-way dialogue about how the Company can develop you to help you achieve your potential.
Induction and development
Development needs are based on the needs of the service users we care for and for everyone at Sequence training is a crucial element in providing high quality care.At Sequence, the Care Certificate provides the foundations upon which continuous personal and professional development is built.
Sequence is proud of its investment in the development opportunities it offers its care staff. We invest in learning and development through e-learning, internal and external training, and sponsoring professional qualifications
Our training programs are underpinned by a positive learning environment that broadens and deepens your knowledge through reflective professional practice. In March 2015, Sequence introduced the Care Certificate as the basis for the induction of new colleagues into care positions across the organisation.
Sequence has worked very hard implementing the Care Certificate. We see it as the first steps in a journey to achieving confident, capable and compassionate staff delivering high quality, safe services.
Reward and recognition
We will reward your achievements with promotion through the Skills and Development Framework which is based on behaviours that we value such as team-working, ability to adapt to change, as well as communication and organising skills.
We reward our employees for undertaking extra responsibilities in addition to your job role such as providing support to new team members, driving for your service, helping to train others in aspects of the job role that you are already familiar with.
Our Sequence Reward package recognises your core qualities of kindness, caring, thoughtful and compassionate.
- a ‘feel-good factor’ through making a real difference to people’s lives
- a competitive hourly rate/salary
- 28 days’ holiday pro rata
- work-related expenses
- a paid for DBS check
To climb our talent ladder to Senior Support Worker, Team Leader, Deputy Manager, Registered Manager or even Operations Manager. There is also the opportunity to apply for positions in our therapy team.
Comprehensive training programmes
Everyone has access to:
Swimming, trampolining, gardening, cycling and day trips to the sea-side etc. with our service users
Service Performance Bonuses
- Pension scheme
- A confidential 24/7 Employee Advice Line offering legal advice, family counselling and practical support for every childcare or home issue
Our recognition scheme, staff recognition award, is aimed at recognising staff who go the extra mile, consistently works towards Sequence Care’s core values and is a shining example to us all. Nominations are received quarterly and one employee per service is awarded with a reward.
We value our long serving employees and are proud to reward them upon reaching 10 years’ service.
A day in the life
At Sequence Care Group we are proud of our employees who have progressed through the company. Below are two examples.
I started at Sequence Care in 2007 as a Support Worker. I like working for Sequence Care because seeing service users develop new skills and become more independent is really rewarding. At the moment we are planning holidays with service users who live at Constance House. This makes them very happy and is something they look forward to and gives us all a lot of joy. Every day we adapt to provide better support to the service-users we work with. Every day can be different which is exciting and challenging – it’s never boring or mundane.
I get to go to the cinema, walks in the parks, Zumba classes, cycling and attend college with our service users as well as day trips to the seaside which are always great fun for us as well as service users.
I am able to learn from others in my team in a safe, constructive way to continually improve my professional practice and I attend regular training such as First Aid at work, Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Medication, Mental Health Act, Occupational Therapy Activities and Care Plan writing.
I completed my NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Social Care which were provided by Sequence Care and recently I successfully completed my Level 5 certificate in Leadership and Management. I have been coached and supported by Managers in the Company who I have worked with and this has given me the confidence to apply for promotion.
New positions have been created and are shared via the internal job shop, giving greater opportunity for promotion. I was promoted to a Team Leader at Constance House and also took on extra responsibilities, which I got paid for such as helping train my colleagues and help with the on-boarding of new starters. I then saw an opportunity for Deputy Manager at Crossbrook to which I applied and got the position.
I like that we have regular team building social events, we get paid lunch breaks which I didn’t get at my previous Company, we get training and development provided by the Company as well as my DBS checks which I use to have to pay for myself. I’ve got the opportunity to develop and progress in the Company and we’ve just had pay increases. I have regular supervisions with my Manager and staff meetings with my colleagues so I get regular feedback to keep me on track to achieving my personal goals.
Still have a question? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions below or get contact us.
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?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 documentation to prove this as per Home Office Guidelines.
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
- Key working guidelines.
The structured Induction programme for your training with Sequence is for a period of 8 days, this is before you start in your position (you are paid for attending the 8 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)
I have had my interview and was successful, when will I be able to start working?
This is dependent on how long it takes to complete your preconditions and in particular receiving your DBS and references.