Health and Social Care Trainer/Assessor

Sunderland Home Care Associates 20/20 Ltd
Sunderland, UK
Closing date
22 Oct 2020

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The Company

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.

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.

Principle Duties

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 a minimum level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care

To hold a minimum level 4 in Teaching and Education

To hold to A1, TAQA, 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

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