'Proud to Care’ - recruiting local people into the care sector

Ealing Council are proud to be part of a London wide new care sector recruitment initiative that starts this week.

‘Proud to Care London’ is a vital online jobs platform for the care sector, linking people into crucial care sector jobs to help London tackle Covid-19. It works in partnership with Social Work England, the Department for Education, the Department of Health and Social Care, the Local Government Association and key care sector recruitment agencies to recruit new and existing health and social care workers.

Ealing Council would like to hear from health and care professionals interested in returning to practice during this national emergency to support individuals and local communities in great need.

Recruitment

There are six job roles that people can register interest in; care workers, care managers, social workers, occupational therapists, chefs and cleaners.

By expressing your interest today, you will have the opportunity to share your skills with employers and discuss where your expertise is most needed. You will also be given access to free online resources to support your development.

Apply immediately if you fall into any of the categories below:

  • If you are a registered social worker.
  • If you have been out of social work practice for less than two years and have been automatically re-registered by Social Work England.
  • If you are a registered social worker working in another sector or not currently in employment.

The Adult and social care team are available to speak to potential candidates,  and will help you understand more about working in the care sector and becoming employment ready. Anyone interested in working in the care sector just needs to take two minutes to complete a short application online at www.proudtocarelondon.org.uk

Support includes:

  • Free online training so you will be job ready
  • Identify suitable roles for the candidate
  • Pre-employment checks, such as DBS
  • Support to match candidates to suitable local jobs

Councillor Binda Rai, Lead Cabinet member for Health and Adult services and Yvonne Johnson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for schools and children, and have said in a joint statement:

“We recognise the invaluable contribution being made by our health and social care workers as they continue to support people in the community during this unprecedented public health outbreak. To support our existing workers in this sector, we need to recruit more people to provide care locally and in doing so, protect the NHS and save lives.”

“If you are currently unemployed, and interested in working in the care sector or you are currently supporting people in their own home, in a care home or other residential setting, apply for this recruitment programme. The Ealing Health and Social Care specialist team will provide you with all the support and training that you need.”

During these unprecedented times, more carers are needed to support people when they leave hospital to get back on their feet and regain their independence. Many, because of the current work restrictions, are looking for work and #proudtocare provides an opportunity for people to make a real difference while earning an income.

Find out more and register