Training and development

At Holmleigh Care we want to unleash your true potential and give you the best possible chance of success within Holmleigh  for a long and rewarding career in care.  Whether you have previous care experience or are new to the sector, our goal is to nurture our teams to be the best in the industry. We promote within, giving lots of opportunities to develop and grow in a long-term career here at Holmleigh. 

When you choose a career at Holmleigh Care, your journey doesn’t stop when your job offer is received. We will take you through a comprehensive training and development programme, tailored to your experience and goals, that gives you the experience and skills you need to progress within the company. 

Our ongoing career development combines face to face training, one to ones, e-learning, formal training, group sessions and work-based learning. Training can be designed around your interests and the specific needs of the people you support. 

Our Career Care Pathway training programme includes:

Comprehensive face to face company induction plan

Holmleigh Care recognise the importance of induction and a good induction is essential in giving you the understanding and foundations of the the work we do. All about us, how we operate and our values. You will receive a solid understanding of what you need to do to do your job well. 

Legal frameworks

You will be guided through the legal frameworks under which we operate, including the Care Quality Commission and Safeguarding.

Ongoing training and development

You will receive ongoing continued training and support from both our Head Office training department and your line manager/team. This will increase and refine your knowledge and skills to allow you to perform at your best.

Access to professional qualifications

We will support you with access to Professional Social Care Qualifications following your probation period. This should be discussed with your line manager in the first instance. 

Bespoke training sessions

Our training department will work with our management teams to deliver bespoke training sessions as and when required. This could be around changes in legislation or the industry or could be to do with changes specifically relating to your role or the company procedures. Any specific individual support training needs will also be identified and tailored sessions will be created.

Regular one to ones

Your line manager will set regular catch-up meetings with you and your wider teams to discuss the things that are important to you. Here you will agree goals and share your thoughts, best practice, celebrate our successes, providing feedback on your job role and the wider company.

Mentorship programme

Many of our experienced senior staff have been working in the care sector for most of their careers. They are proactive mentors to those looking to develop their careers, supporting their journey and honing their skills.

Need specific training

Many of our service users have complex care needs. We will provide specific training in the following areas to support you:

  • Autistic Spectrum Condition
  • Basic life support
  • Communication
  • Data protection
  • Deliberate self-harm
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Epilepsy
  • First aid
  • Fluids and nutrition
  • Food safety
  • Health and safety
  • Infection prevention
  • Huntington’s Disease (Service Specific)
  • Intensive Interaction
  • Learning disabilities and mental health disorders
  • Managing risk
  • Medication
  • Mental Capacity Act (MCA) / Deprivation of Liberty (DOLs)
  • Mental health disorders and sexualised behaviours
  • Moving and handling
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality disorder
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Safeguarding
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sexuality in learning disabilities

We will provide the foundations, structure, processes and opportunities to enable you to carry out your role confidently and successfully. 

We encourage individuals to think differently and challenge the norm, seeking out opportunities for improvements and positive change, whilst taking on additional responsibility outside of role specific requirements. Your teams and senior staff will be with you to support your development and aspirations. 

Take a look at our latest vacancies across a wide range of locations. We welcome enquiries from both experienced carers and individuals who are looking to start a career in the sector – please browse our website to find out more about us, those who we support and the services we offer.

If you would like to find out more about career opportunities with Holmleigh Care, any current vacancies or just want an initial chat to find out more – please contact Joanne Howells on 01452 300025.

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