Completing the Application
The application is essential in the selection of suitable candidates for interview and it is therefore very important that you complete this form fully and as accurately as possible.
When completing your application, it is advisable to have the job description and person specification to hand so you can include the essential and desirable qualities we look for in your application.
Please include all formal and informal education, including work experience or evening courses.
When referring to your present or previous employer, please ensure all the requested information is provided, e.g. name of organisation, post held, dates employed, etc.
We believe that it is important to take all possible steps to ensure that the vulnerable people that use our services are protected. This is why we want to take up references for all new members of staff.
Modus Care have an equal opportunities policy and this is monitored regularly. This questionnaire which is included in the application pack does not form part of the recruitment process and is not seen by the appointing Manager. Please help us monitor our Equal Opportunities by completing the questionnaire.
Interview and Offer
Following the completion of your application form and once it has been received at our Head Office you will go through a short-listing process. If you are successful you will be invited to attend an interview with 2 of our Unit Managers.
Following your interview you will then be informed if you have been successful - at this stage we will send for your references and DBS disclosure.
At Modus Care we request Enhanced Disclosures for all employees. An enhanced disclosure is for posts involving greater contact with children or vulnerable adults. Enhanced Disclosures may also contain information that is held locally by the police.
At interview, or in a separate discussion, we ensure that an open and measured discussion takes place on the subject of any offences or other matter that might be relevant to the position. Failure to reveal information that is directly relevant to the position sought could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment.
We make every subject of a DBS Disclosure aware of the existence of the DBS Code of Practice. This is available on https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-code-of-practice
Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences.
Once we have received your CRB (this can take up to 4 weeks) and we have received satisfactory references you will then be given a start date to commence employment. You will initially carry out Shadow Shifts for up to 2 weeks.
While awaiting a start date we will endeavour to enlist you on any training that we currently have running which will assist you with your role and career development.
Should you have any further questions when completing your application or on the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our Admin Team on 01626 899930