Employers, we are piloting an introduction to social care training programme!
2 June 2021
In response to concerns about the availability of workers as a result of Covid-19, we are piloting an introduction to social care training programme to try and fast track people into jobs.
We are running a free four-day training course for people interested in working in social care in Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
About the training
The four-day training course will take place on-line with a tutor who has social care training experience.
The training will cover the essentials needed to start work in social care, including:
- Roles and responsibilities of social care workers
- Person centred practice
- Risk Assessments
- Care and Support Planning
- Active participation
- Rights based approaches
- Equality and diversity
- Health and safety legislation (Infection, prevention and control, first aid, food hygiene, fire safety, moving and handling)
- Personal care
- Nutrition, hydration and helping people eat and drink
- Infection prevention and control and the use of PPE.
The course has been mapped to the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care so you know exactly what has been covered. The trainee will also have a document detailing the programme they have completed. The training must be followed up by extra support and training by you for anyone you employ. You may be able to get some help from your local authority for this such as further moving and positioning training.
Accessing the training
Potential recruits are being asked to register their interest on the WeCare Wales jobs portal. They will then be contacted for a telephone interview, as first part of the screening process for their suitability to work in social care.
If you have a newly appointed member of staff i.e. within four weeks of the set training dates and are having difficulties training them as a result of Covid-19, we may be able to offer them a place on the course. Please contact us at email@example.com to discuss.
Advertising your jobs
You need to register any job vacancies you have on WeCare Wales. People who have completed the training course will be signposted to these before, during and after attending the training.
Payment for training
If you recruit from this pool of trained people you need to consider how you may be able to recompense them for their training time once they have been employed for a period of time as they will not have been paid for attending.
We want to know how well our training works. If one of our trainees has secured a job with you, we will contact you a month after they have started to see how well the training has helped them be ‘job ready’.
Please complete this form if you have employees you would like to include on the training course.
Please note, this does not guarantee that your employees will be accepted on to the training course. Initially, places will be offered to people who are not yet in employment.