Learning & Development

Will I complete an induction programme?

All team members are invited to attend a mandatory Central Induction Programme covering topics such as Safer People Handling, Supporting Challenging Behaviour, Emergency First Aid and Adult Support and Protection. Team members then complete further training within their services ranging from Autism Awareness to Managing Difficult Epilepsy dependant on the individual needs of the customers we support.

Will there be development opportunities?

Personal and professional development is important to us and the sector we work within demands continuous professional development to ensure our practice is always the best it can be. Team members are invited to attend Continuous Professional Development training once a year as well as informed of additional training via agencies such as NHS, Local Authorities and sector training providers that will both enhance their development and the excellent support provided to our customers.

Do I require any qualifications to work in a frontline support role?

By 2020 all team members working within the care sector will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council, registration is currently being staggered across the different areas of the sector and you may have to register with SSSC upon commencement of your employment.  As part of your registration you will be asked to complete an SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care for Adults.

After a successful probation period, all team members are invited to apply for a place on our Further Education Programme and alongside a financial contribution from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland we can support you to successfully complete your SVQ.

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