Our Training Programme
We take our training seriously. Poorly trained staff means poorly cared for people and that is unacceptable. We have developed a training programme that goes in to place once a position is offered to successful applicants.
Each member of staff attends a 4 full day induction programme, where they receive the initial training courses. Over 12 weeks the new staff accrue evidence to enable them to complete the Skills for Care Refreshed Common Induction Standards.
Once the courses are complete they then shadow Senior staff on as many shifts as is felt necessary to ensure confidence, competency and consistency within their work.
Once the new employee is ready, he / she will be given their own work programme but will be very closely monitored and supervised daily for whatever period of time is necessary.
Once the probationary period is complete they are certified as completing the Refreshed Common Induction Standards which is the recognised induction programme from Skills for Care and the Care Quality Commission who are our regulators.
Our staff are supported every day and formerly supervised every 6 weeks but are communicated with on a daily basis.
Mandatory Courses Attended at Induction:
- Safeguarding Adults Training,
- Safe Handling of Medicines,
- Infection Control
- Moving and Positioning Theory
- Moving and Positioning Practical
- Dementia Awareness Training
- Mental Capacity Act 2005 Core Training Set from Department of Health
- Food Safety Training
- Health and Safety Training
- Emergency Aid Training
- Fire Awareness Training
- Tissue Viability Training
Our additional training programme is completed during employment after the induction is completed. This programme is skill set, therefore, it depends on the staff members job role within the company as to what additional courses they attend, but as a general rule we prefere everyone to attend every course.
Some of the courses we provide, depending on the role of the employee are:
(Employees will definately enrol on at least one of the following within 6 months of their employment):
- Certificate in the Principles of End Of Life Level 3
- NVQ / Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2, 3 or 5 at a suitable level for their role
- Full Framework Apprenticeships for under 25's
Additional Continual Professional Development Courses Completed by Employees:
- Moving and Positioning for Bariatric Patients
- Dignity in Care (Daisy Accreditation)
- Continence Care
- Oral Hygiene
- Customer Services Diploma Level 2 & 3
- Palliative Care and End of Life Care Level 3
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Person Centred Planning
- Food Safety - Accredited Awards
- Supervision and Appraisal Training
- Recruitment and Selection Training.
- Communication at End of Life
- Peg Tube Care
- Stoma Care
- First Aid at Work
- Team Leading Training
- Dyphagia Training
- Administration Processes Training.
- CITRUS Training
- Dignity in Care Training
- Deprivation of Libery Training
- Dementia with a learning Disability
- Support & Enable Communication Skills with Individuals who live with Dementia.