Workforce Development

Anheddau Workforce Development

CSC_1621 (Medium)We believe that well a trained workforce is key to organisational success. Staff are supported to gain the skills, competencies and experience necessary to contribute to the attainment of individual, team and organisational goals and meet  expectations.

All staff are required to attend a comprehensive induction and training programme which takes place over a 2 week period. This includes an introduction into the Organisation, mandatory core training and shadow shifts in their respective service areas. Mandatory training includes key disciplines such as all aspects of Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Values in Care and an accredited 1st Aid at Work qualification. Staff will also attend client-specific training.

We recognise the value of vocationally related qualifications in supporting workforce development. The Anheddau Vocational Qualifications Centre is accredited by the City & Guilds and Institute of Leadership and Management Awarding Organisations.

In accordance with the Qualification Framework for the Social Care Sector in Wales, the Centre supports service employees to achieve a QCF qualification at L2, L3 or L5 in accordance with their role.

All Support Workers are required to work towards the L2 Diploma in Health and Social Care on completion of their probationary period.

All core training is also linked to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) developed by Skills for Care & Development and Skills for Health (sector skills councils).

Anheddau  has recently invested in 3 in-house RESPECT Technicians who have both the knowledge and experience of working with service users who display behaviours which challenge services.  The RESPECT Technicians  are able to work alongside the individual team and other professionals to ensure that a Positive Behavioural Support Plan is created with the aim to reduce or eliminate the behaviours.

RESPECT training  is BILD accredited (British Insitution of Learning Disabilities) which has a commitment to minimize the use of physical interventions and restrictive practices, and to the application of positive behaviour support approaches in the lives of people being supported.