Work with us FAQs

Do I need previous experience?
For support practitioners, experience is ideal but is not essential as we provide a comprehensive induction and continual professional development throughout each persons career.

Successful Carr Gomm practitioners come from different backgrounds and have different experiences, but all share our person-centred approach and value-base.

Experience required for other roles in Carr Gomm varies according to the remit of the job. All requirements will be outlined in the job advert and job profile.

How long does it take to get started?
We have a rigorous approach to ensure we recruit the correct people, so having offered you a post there are some checks that we go through. These usually take about 4-6 weeks.

When you come to meet us for the first time at the interview, youll being ID with you that proves you have the Right to Work in the UK. Whilst youre with us for interview, well also check together that everything is in place for a health check and a Protection of Vulnerable Groups check. Following your acceptance of the job offer, we'll contact your referees using the contact details you submitted on your application form.

Once these checks are complete, well invite you to start induction with us.

What does the support practitioner role involve?

Our core responsibility is to support people to live the life they choose.

On any given day you might make a difference by supporting an older woman with dementia to remain independent in her home and maintain contact with her network of friends in her community.

You might help a young man with autism move into his first home away from his family, and support him to understand his excitement and fear at this big life step.

You might support a father of young children with his benefits claims and understanding his responsibilities as a tenant to reduce his risk of eviction.

You might support a woman who struggles with her mental health to improve her wellbeing by making healthy food choices on a budget and keeping on top of her medications.

On any given day, you will be supporting people to live their life safely and well according to their choices, and you might also be making plans for how people can achieve their hopes and dreams for tomorrow. What can be better or more exciting than helping someone achieve their goals in life? You can do this.

What qualifications do I need?

For support practitioner roles, no qualifications are required as we support all practitioners to complete their vocational SVQ qualification and ensure everyone benefits from continual professional development as part of their career with us.

In general, the best colleagues are warm, open, honest, resilient, respectful, patient, positive, empathetic and well-motivated team players who are creative thinkers and excellent problem-solvers.

Qualifications required for other roles in Carr Gomm may vary according to the remit of the job. All requirements will be outlined in the job advert and job profile.

What training do you provide?

Well support you by placing you in a welcoming team under the leadership of a knowledgeable manager. Well provide a comprehensive induction, regular supervision and team meetings to ensure you maximise your potential.

Well develop your career by helping you register as a professional social care practitioner with the SSSC. Well support you in completing your vocational SVQ training and well ensure you benefit from continual professional development. This is more than a job; this is your career.