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Training & Development

Parkview Care is committed to maintaining a competent, motivated and skilled staff group. We recognise the importance of training in achieving this aim. Staff will receive monthly one to one staff supervision and will have a personal development plan and regular reviews.

The Company takes the view that training is not simply a matter of attending the occasional course, but is an integral part of the everyday life of the Home. Senior staff members, by their actions and demeanour, provide a constant model for the less experienced members of staff and many opportunities are presented each day both to teach and to learn. It is in this context that we seek to develop our training programme and the skills of our staff. To provide an opportunity for all staff to reach the level of competency necessary to cover any eventuality encountered in their work. Staff members receive varying levels of training, both in-house and attending local colleges. We also provide residential staff with a range of appropriate skills by our structured training programme. Every Member of staff has a personal development contract.

Subjects covered are wide ranging with day courses and workshops offered on numerous subjects from the psychological perspective through to preparation for adoption/fostering and independence. All training is centred on best practice and core subjects include:-

  • Safeguarding
  • Methods of Control and Safe Restraint (team teach)
  • CWDC Induction
  • First Aid (one day & 3 day)
  • Administration of Medication
  • Food Hygiene
  • Health and Safety/Fire Prevention
  • Infection & Control
  • Anti-Discriminatory Practice
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Log Recording and Report Writing
  • Key Working
  • Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour
  • Working with Self Harm
  • Sanction & Reward
  • Attachment Theory
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • Attachment, Separation and Loss
  • Assessment Techniques/Risk Assessment
  • Basic Counselling Skills
  • Reporting under schedule 5 of the Children’s Homes Regulations
  • Diploma Level 3 in Children and Young People
  • Diploma Level 5 Leadership and Managment Health & Social Care

Staff who have not completed the Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care will be enrolled upon completion of induction and foundation in accordance with the National Minimum Standards.

In addition to our in-house training, staff are encouraged to take part in relevant training courses at local colleges i.e. Christ Church University, Thanet College, the Open University. Training is a constantly developing area of activity and we expect our consultants and senior staff to keep abreast of developments in order that our training programmes reflect the best of current professional practice.

Great emphasis is placed on the importance of safe methods of control and restraint. To this end, all staff receives training at the beginning of their employment and will receive additional refresher courses throughout their employment with the company as a mandatory requirement.