Training, support and developmentInvesting in our teams to develop them and the quality of our care.
The care our Support Workers offer day in and day out is truly inspirational, and the difference they make to people’s lives is considerable.
When you join our team, you will complete a five-day face-to-face induction. We believe that a good induction is essential to help you find your feet and equip you with the basic skills, knowledge and understanding you need to do your job well.
This induction will introduce you to Precious Homes’ values and culture and share information on the legal framework under which we operate, including Care Quality Commission (CQC) and safeguarding.
Precious Homes Training Programme follows the advice and guidance provided Skills for Care, which sets a benchmark for high quality social care training and ensures that you receive the very best training at Precious Homes.
In addition to your five-day induction, you will complete on-line training to supplement the face to face. If you are new to care, you will need to complete the ‘Care Certificate’ in line with Skills for Care requirements. Your manager will be on hand to support you through this process and they will sign off your competencies to ensure your learning is embedded as you start your caring role.
Ongoing and specialist training
Following induction you will receive an average of 6-8 days training per year to increase your knowledge and skills. We will also support you to access Professional Social Care Qualifications following your probation period.
Our dedicated training team also work to develop bespoke training sessions which are determined by the needs of individual services and they people they support. The training team will work with managers and our multi-disciplinary team to identify and support needs.
Asheligh Calder was promoted from a Deputy Manager to Supported Living Manager at Fenny Mews and Stratford View in Milton Keynes.
“When I found out I had been promoted from Deputy to Manager I was both overwhelmed and overjoyed. Precious Homes’ vision is something I am eager to be a part of. I have so many lovely colleagues surrounding me and we all support each other. I am very excited to begin my next chapter with Precious Homes!”
We will make sure there is the right structure, processes and opportunities to enable you to carry out your role successfully. For each role we make sure there are clear responsibilities and we look at how your role can grow with you as you develop your career at Precious Homes.
Where possible we encourage you to take on more responsibility and have many qualified people and senior staff with lots of experience to support this development.
You will have regular conversations with your line manager to discuss the things that are important to you, this will include supervision and appraisal sessions, as well as one-to-one informal and team meetings.
During these sessions you will you agree goals and share your thoughts on how things are going, discuss what you’ve learnt, identify any learning you need and agree training and development needs.
“We place a real focus on recruiting from within and promoting career advancement opportunities across our teams as part of our values led recruitment initiative.”
Wendy, Head of HR
If you want make a difference but are unsure if a support worker role is for you, take a look at other vacanies available across all of Precious Homes including Business Development, HR and Admin
Become a support worker
If you feel that you could make a positive difference in the lives of the people we support, then we would love to hear from you. Start your social care career
with us today.