Careers at SweetTree
Employing the best to be the best
At the core of SweetTree’s service philosophy is a belief that everyone should have the opportunity to live independently in their own home, with dignity, freedom of choice and control over their life; regardless of their level of need. We make this vision a reality by employing the best people and by adopting a team approach to the provision of our services.
Our clients and care team members are always at the forefront of all we do, we understand that in order to continually evolve and improve what we do our care team members need to feel appreciated, valued, and well trained!
We are a caring employer and committed to developing, nurturing and rewarding our team. And that’s why we continue to be recognised and awarded for the work that we do. Testament to this is once again being recognised by Best Companies as a Top 100 Company to work for – an award that measures and acknowledges excellence in workplace engagement. Only organisations with the highest level of overall employee engagement qualify for the 100 Best Company to Work For list – and we are proud to be one of them!
Strong recruitment, training and career development practices have also seen SweetTree retain its position as an Investors in People Gold Standard company – an accolade achieved by just 7% of accredited organisations and only 1,000 organisations nationwide.
“It is fantastic recognition for the hard work and dedication of both our office based staff and care team members to receive such wonderful feedback from such highly regarded external bodies, this just reinforces what a wonderful, unique and special company and team we have here at SweetTree.” Barry Sweetbaum, Founder
Recognition for an amazing team
SweetTree continues to lead the way in setting quality standards in all areas of the work we do. By recruiting the right team, ensuring they receive the best training and supporting them with ongoing continuing education, we ensure that those we support receive the highest quality of care possible.
Our team Recognition Scheme forms part of the company’s wider commitment to providing ongoing investment in training and development for team members. This continued commitment has seen SweetTree become the first home care provider in the UK to achieve the highly regarded AIM Awards Quality Mark for our in-house training programmes, and in an effort to help establish care as a professional qualification, each of SweetTree’s in-house courses now also carries Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. We believe this sets us apart as an employer, by providing real career development opportunities especially for care team members who wish to build on the experience they gain with the organisation, to go on to forge a career in nursing, social work or rehabilitative therapy.
Becoming the first domiciliary care provider to receive this accreditation is a fantastic achievement as we know that to remain a top employer, we need to keep pace with changes and to respond to the needs of our employees in ways that go beyond traditional approaches. We want to encourage and enable team members to develop through more senior roles but also to offer a platform for those wishing to build on the extraordinary work they do here at SweetTree. Providing a clear structure for learning continually maintains high quality care and best practice, as well as fulfilment and opportunity for our teams.
SweetTree training and the Care Certificate
At SweetTree, all new carers and support workers are provided with a comprehensive accredited Induction program. This program is based on the new Care Certificate and lasts 12 weeks, consisting of a 4 day induction; workbook assignments; work based assessments and one to one mentoring.
The Care Certificate was developed as a result of Cavendish review which took place in July 2013. The aim of this new program is to ensure that all new team can demonstrate the right skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide high quality and compassionate care.
After completing this 12 week program, new team members then have the opportunely to enrol on other accredited training courses, as well as undertaking QCF diplomas in Health & Social Care. At SweetTree, we aim to help new team members reach their full potential.
A snapshot of what you can expect as a SweetTree employee:
• All new carers and support workers undertake the Care Certificate which lasts 12 weeks, consisting of a 4 day induction; workbook assignments; work based assessments and one-to-one mentoring
• Two hour minimum visits
• Live-in and live-out placements
• Accredited and free training
• Continued mentoring and guidance
• SweetTree Remuneration Model to facilitate career development
• Free 24 hour confidential counselling service for you and your family
• Quarterly team recognition scheme
• £100 cash payment for ‘Refer a Friend Scheme’
To apply for a position with SweetTree you will require valid working papers and be available in for an interview in London. Unfortunately we cannot provide assistance with visas or carry out telephone interviews. You can apply online or an application form can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate button to the left or email firstname.lastname@example.org.