Priority Home Care Dorset is a domiciliary care agency located in Verwood. We provide the highest possible standard of care through the employment of professional care staff and providing them with industry-leading training.
Priority Home Care offers support and encouragement to the service user providing home care to cover their domestic day to day needs, promoting their independence.
Priority Home Care is a family run agency. The registered provider is Lynda Clarke. The Registered Manager is Katherine Hibbert.
Our care staff
Lynda’s sister required twenty-four-hour care from birth. This was provided by our family for thirty years. Lynda then got a part-time job as a care assistant which prompted the founding of Priority Home Care in 1993 in Surrey, with the ethos to provide care with the way our family provided care to our relative.
Katie has been in the care industry professionally for seventeen years. She began her career whilst at college in Surrey and worked for Priority Home Care in the evenings and at weekends. At age twenty-five, Katie travelled the world, and for a brief time worked for a care agency in Australia. On return from travelling Katie and her family moved to Dorset and relocated Priority Home Care to provide care in east Dorset.
Our aim is to provide the highest quality of care through the employment of like minded people, providing them with industry leading training and support. Each care worker partakes in two interviews. All of our carers are carefully recruited with a minimum of two references one of which must be from their most recent employer. None of our potential care staff are permitted to enter a service users home or partake in any form of care until an enhanced DBS (Disclosure an Barring Service) (formally CRB check) form has been completed and received and the appropriate training is completed. Once the recruitment process is complete and all checks have come back positive the staff member is then enrolled on a three day induction course covering the foundation of care. Once completed the member staff shadows a senior care assistant for a minimum of sixteen hours. New staff members complete weekly meetings with Katie for the first fortnight to ensure they are meeting Priority Home Cares standards and are happy in their new role. Katie completes a three month probation where service users and senior care assistants are contacted to provide their experience of the new member of staff.
All care assistants are then enrolled on their diploma level two within six months of service.
Our recruitment procedure is a pre-requisite for all care assistants irrelevant of experience.
Are you right for the team?
The successful candidate must be committed, reliable and hold a full driving license. Each candidate will be judged on individual merits and experience.
If you are considering entering into the care industry or already a part of Priority Home Care we will give you the tools to succeed. If you’re interested in becoming part of our team contact our office on 01202813819 or complete our online application form.