Home Care Training and Development
We place great emphasis on the importance of training our care staff, as part of our commitment to providing home care and live-in care of the highest standard. All of our carers complete an extensive and individual training programme, for which we have been awarded a number of accolades, including the ‘Brilliance in Business’ award Award for Outstanding Customer Care' and 'Award for Training and Development'.
Your Training and Development
We want you to develop into the best carer you can be, which is why we are dedicated to supporting you throughout your training programme and beyond. We will also provide you with an experienced mentor, who will be there to guide and support you throughout your care training journey. Your individual training programme is broken down into three stages:
We run a fully comprehensive 5-day Induction Training Programme to the National Care Certificate, a nationally approved programme. Key areas and aspects covered during this first week include:
- An induction to Burley’s Home Care
- The National Care Certificate
- Manual handling
- First aid Awareness
- Health & safety
- Fire safety
- Risk management
- Demeintia Awareness What is a Dementia Friends Champion?
- Dignity in Care Become a Champion
(This is just a sample of the course you do in your Induction)
Your mentor will also be there every step of the way to shadow, provide support and sign you off.
12-week probation programme
Following your first week of classroom training, you will then accompany your mentor to meet some of our service users in the community. This gives you the excellent opportunity to get some hands-on experience in home care through direct observation in the workplace.
During this period, you will be regularly supervised by your mentor and will receive regular feedback from both them and those receiving your home and live-in care support.
Our training partners
Staff development doesn’t have to stop after the initial induction and 12-week programme. We take the professional and personal development of our care staff seriously and are able to support you with a range of training and personal development programmes and certifications moving forward.
The excellent training of our home care staff is one of our most valued assets. We want to help all of our staff reach their full potential and provide an unrivalled support system from the moment you begin your career with us. To find out more about our training programme and what it's like working with us, don't hesitate to contact us.