Our role in the WhiteTrees Group
It is our role to oversee the recruitment, training and development of new and existing team members. It is our responsibility to ensure that our young people are provided with the best care and support.
Services we provide
Bespoke, recruitment and human resource services:
- Recruitment of new staff members.
- New employee induction.
- Training, mentoring and performance management.
- Open door policy continued support of staff.
- HR support.
- Staff retention.
- Identifying individuals for promotional opportunities.
If you are looking for your next career move please call our friendly and helpful recruitment team to discuss the role that you are interested in.
Potential candidates can expect to go through the stages outlined below.
Your initial job contact:
Via online job board, our website or direct contact. Candidates will be asked to submit a C.V for review.
Initial Phone Call:
Successful candidates from stage one will be contacted by a member of our recruitment team for an initial conversation to discuss elements of the role. This is inclusive of details such as hours, shift pattern, pay scales and career progression.
Successful candidates from stage two will be invited for a face-to-face interview at our head office with a member of our recruitment team. This will consist of competency based questions and a skills assessment.
Provisional Job Offer:
Successful candidates will receive a call from the recruitment team to extend an offer of employment. Offers are subject to successfully meeting all criteria of our compliance process.
Once a provisional offer is accepted, our compliance administrator will contact candidates to advise of all documentation required. To ensure safer recruitment we ask for:
• References covering ten years of work history.
• Completion and return of our application pack and additional forms.
• Proof of I.D (passport, driving licence, proof of address)
• Explanation of any employment gaps.
• Evidence of any periods of self-employment.
We provide our new starters with a comprehensive six-day induction program which includes: an introduction the company & our ethos, three days of therapeutic practice training, safeguarding and child protection. Inductions are held at the beginning of each month and new starters will be enrolled on the first available induction on successful completion of the compliance process.
All new staff complete ‘initial shadow shifts’ to ensure a smooth transition into working with WhiteTrees. This will give you the opportunity to read through essential paperwork and visualise how a shift runs. At this point you will also be given the opportunity to engage and interact with the young people while being supported by an experienced full-time member of staff.
Once shadow shifts are successfully completed new starters are assigned to their team and full-time rota. All new staff have a contractual six-month probation period, with a pre-probation meeting at three months. Continued support is provided through staff supervisions, which are fortnightly for the first three months and monthly thereafter.
What Our Team Say about
Working at WhiteTrees Group
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