Purpose of the Post
Due to a period of exciting growth we are looking to expand the Training team. We are currently recruiting for a Trainer to cover Sunderland and South Tyneside. You will be training our Support workers, you will have knowledge and understanding of working in social care and with vulnerable people and those with Learning Difficulties and complex needs.
SHCA is a fully employee owned local company with a strong ‘people before profit’ ethos. It was formed in 1994 with a team of 20 people providing home care services. We now employ nearly 400 staff in the area.
Any profits are spent on providing a better service & towards rewarding our staff. We also support local community projects & we have donated to many good causes.
Staff get free shares in the company & usually summer and Christmas bonuses. Employee ownership gives employees a real stake in the company, increasing their commitment and helping to raise staff retention and the quality of service provided.
You will be working within an already successful training team and must be able to research and contribute to the development of future courses.
Work with management to understand the needs of learners and create and implement development plans to address both short- and long-term requirements with a focus on addressing any skills gaps and meeting the needs of our staff.
Deliver mandatory and other training courses as required within a classroom / group based environment which include: Medication, Health & Safety, Dementia, Infection Control, Manual Handling, MCA/DOLS, Safeguarding, Pressure Area Care, Learning disabilities, Autism and Positive Behaviour Support.
Within the context of Sunderland Home Care Associates, the post holder will be responsible for a caseload of candidates and will plan and carry out assessment against National Occupational Standards, ensuring timely achievement of qualifications
Learn all current courses within the Care Certificate/general care and deliver these with passion and enthusiasm.
Deliver courses linked to on-going development programmes
Work with the team to ensure all training is planned, booked, communicated and recorded efficiently.
Undertake CPD events as directed
Note: there will be additional specific training duties added to this depending on skill set and needs of the business, these will include the following:
Developing new courses and materials
Delivering to a variety of levels of staff in the Care Sector
Attending events and meetings
Am I the right person for the job?
Have passion and enthusiasm to raise the standard of quality of care
Previous experience of teaching/training within a health and social care setting
Experience in working within the Health & Social Care Sector
To hold minimum level 3 Health and Social Care qualification
To hold minimum level 4 in Education and Training
To hold A1, TQAQ, CAVA or equivalent
Excellent communication skills both written, IT and verbal
Must be fit and able: This job requires low level physical activity and the instructor must be able to demonstrate techniques
Proven experience in providing quality assurance systems and processes
· Profit sharing/share options
· Bonus scheme
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £20,000.00-£22,000.00 per year
All PPE is supplied
Sunderland Home Care Associates is an employee owned social enterprise company. Staff members play a vital role in the decision-making process because they own a share in the company. This means profits are spent on providing a better service, to reward staff for their commitment and to provide high quality training for staff.
Sunderland Home Care Associates strongly believe that well trained staff become more confident and are able to offer a better quality service. All staff are encouraged to participate in training sessions to advance their own personal development.
Our philosophy is “People Before Profit” and we are motivated by the care of our service users and not by making money.