St. Anne’s has a dedicated in-house Learning and Development team that provides professional development opportunities to staff looking to develop their careers within the social care sector.
All new staff undertake a formal induction programme which helps ensure they have the necessary knowledge to be effective employees and meet the requirements and standards of the Care Certificate programme. The Care Certificate judges understanding of essential elements of care, such as legislation, procedures and principles of care and support, but also assesses the individual’s ability to deliver high quality compassionate care.
The following training is available as a taught session to help with knowledge needed for the Care Certificate:
- Mental health, dementia and learning disability awareness
- Principles of care
- Communication skills
- Infection Control
- Fluids and nutrition
- Safeguarding Adults
- Equality & Diversity
- Emergency aid Mandatory
- Health & Safety
- Manual handling of objects OR Moving & handling of people 13
- Fire safety awareness
- Introduction to St Anne’s
- “Doing it My Way “Bespoke Introduction to End of Life
- Safeguarding Children
- Information governance
- Introduction to PBS
- Driver safety awareness
- Infection control
Your ongoing learning
Training is offered through a comprehensive range of mandatory and optional courses relevant to the care sector. Additionally we offer management and personal development programmes to interested staff across the Organisation.
Support is provided to staff to undertake external qualifications relevant to their job role and career. Additional opportunities include shadowing, coaching, job swaps and transfers.
All staff have regular professional development and review meetings including an annual appraisal with their manager. This enables individual development needs for the future to be identified and discussed according to the requirements of their roles, their service and personal career aspirations.