At Active Care Group, we like to support everyone who joins us to do the very best job they can.
We do this by providing:
- A mandatory induction programme to ensure you will have the right skills before you begin working on your own
- Access to on-going support from Head Office, regional nurse-led teams for complex care and management support structure for residential homes and supported living
- On-going specialist training to reflect the needs of your role
- Our Active Academy to encourage professional and personal development opportunities with the organisation
- Opportunities for career progression and achieving nationally recognised qualifications
- An organisation underpinned by our core values – Responsible, Passion, Support, Integrity and Respect
We enable our employees, to fulfil our aim of helping people to live as independently as possible, either in their own home or within one of our residential homes or supported living settings. Active Care Group operate on a nationwide basis.
Training & Development
Active Care Group believe that our employees are the absolute heart of our business and we pride ourselves on the standards of care and support that we are able to deliver to our clients. This is why we have decided to launch a number of different initiatives built around a new model of employee engagement that focuses on attracting and developing employees with the skills and competencies they need to be successful. Core to this will be our ‘Active Academy’.
The Active Academy is underpinned by our Sense of Purpose and our five Core Values:
Three streams of initiatives offer professional and personal development to our employees.
- Personal Development
- Management Development
- Leadership Development
Each employee will have a clearly defined development plan agreed between the individual and their line manager and focused on the areas that increase the individual’s capability but also on their career path and progression. We want to invest in our people and demonstrate that a career in healthcare is a great place to be.
You can join Active Care Group with or without experience, as we will ensure you obtain the right training to do the job.
Initially you will undertake our mandatory induction programme.
Then, each year during your employment, you will receive mandatory and optional training to ensure that your skills and knowledge remain current and reflect the work tasks and care you are involved in delivering.
“I felt fully competent in my skills following the thorough training and mentoring I received prior to working 1:2:1 with a client”
Vicky, Junior CSM
All training is delivered in line with relevant, current legislation as well as company policies and procedures.
Marie initially began her career in care, working as a Support Worker in a residential setting, as she had personal experience of looking after people with learning disabilities.
Marie gained experience of working in home care support and then returned to work in a residential setting, supporting individuals with learning disabilities.
Marie joined the residential team of the Active Care Group in 2017, as a Senior Support Worker. As a Senior Support Worker, Marie oversaw the running of two supported living bungalows as well as taking responsibility for staff rotas and supervisions.
After nine months Marie was promoted to ‘Team Leader’ and she has since been promoted to Registered Manager.
Marie says ‘I enjoy working within a fantastic team, as this has enabled me to achieve incredible things.’
“I caught up with Steven this morning, who mentioned that he is very impressed with the way Active work. From recruitment, HR and Training, through to contact regarding his start date, he feels that we seem very organised and he is extremely grateful for all the support he has received thus far. He thinks it is exceptional and is looking forward to working with us.”
“I learned some new skills and have received excellent training and support. The co-ordination team has been also fantastic, very helpful and pro-active!”
“I thought I would drop you an email to let you know how happy our candidate A was with the recruitment process. She said she has applied for jobs elsewhere across Essex, but nowhere were as nice as here at Active Assistance. A felt welcomed from the start and she said there were little things that matter the most.”
“Can I just mention that Active Assistance is a lovely company to work for. The help from office staff has been outstanding.”
As a healthcare organisation, we take responsibility to ensure that current and potential employees consider their role, as a career choice that values them as individuals, offering personal growth, learning and progression.
Each role has its own career pathway, be it care work, support functions or clinical/nursing roles.
At Active Care Group we actively promote from within, where appropriate.
Each employee, will benefit from a clearly defined development plan agreed between them and their line manager which will focus on the areas that increase the individual’s capability but also on their career path and progression.
Alenka joined Active Assistance in 2010, as a Live in Personal Assistant and has since changed roles and been promoted to PA Supervisor, Care Standards Officer, and most recently to Junior Care Service Manager, within the East region.
“I prefer working in a more hands on community role, where I can see how what I do makes a real difference. I love the challenge and learn so much working within the team. Everyone is so different and we work with individuals, so overcoming every situation, is a learning experience.”