Getting Involved in Choosing Staff


Getting Involved in Choosing Staff
A Resource Pack for Supporters, Trainers, and Staff Working with People Who Have Developmental Disabilities
"The easy answer to 'why involve?' is because it means you recruit better staff. The time to start involving people with learning difficulties in recruitment is now!"  —Townsley, Howarth, LeGrys and Macadam

Attract and retain staff everyone can feel good about!

This innovative training pack will guide your team of employees and clients as they recruit and hire a new employee. Activities include:
  • learning to work as a group
  • designing want ads and information packets about the agency
  • understanding prejudice and equal opportunity employment
  • inviting the potential employee in to meet everyone
  • informing the candidate that he/she has been chosen
  • and more.
Each of the 26 Activities will foster understanding and participation by the persons you support and serve. Illustrations, supply lists and suggested time frames are included.
Price: $55.00
Format: hardcover binder
Pages: 90
ISBN: 978-1-892696-11-3
Order number: HT10

Table of Contents

Introduction AcknowledgementSection 1 – Getting started Why involve people with developmental disabilities in choosing staff? How can people with developmental disabilities be involved in the recruitment process? How much time will it take? The importance of training Involving unions and the human resources department Networking Who will support people? The role of the support person Drawing and writing with people with developmental disabilities Don't be put off! Section 2 – Activities for discussion and training Activity 1: Working as a group Activity 2: Why do we need a new worker? Activity 3: What is a job? Activity 4: The job and the person – drawing up a job description and job title Activity 5: Telling people about the job – creating an advertisement Activity 6: Telling people about the agency – making an information pack for candidates Activity 7: Designing the application form Activity 8: Asking for references Activity 9: Police checks Activity 10: Deciding whom to interview Activity 11: Writing to candidates Activity 12: The format of the interview day Activity 13: Confidentiality Activity 14: Equal opportunity Activity 15: Making a list of questions Activity 16: Asking questions Activity 17: Listening and remembering Activity 18: Giving people a score Activity 19: Role playing the interview Activity 20: What's it like to be interviewed? Activity 21: Coping with tiredness and nervousness Activity 22: Making the final decision Activity 23: Telling people about the final decision Activity 24: Practical arrangements for the interview day Activity 25: After the day, successes and difficulties Activity 26: Other ways for people with developmental disabilities to get involved
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