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Training And Improving Skills

Once our Kent Home Care live in care applicants have passed the interview and verification stages, they are enrolled on our training program. No matter what experience or previous qualifications Kent Home Care applicants bring with them, all must complete our Induction training program which is linked to the Common Induction Standards framework by Skills for Care.

 

Our Kent Home Care Induction training program contains the following units:

 

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-          Rules & regulatory practice for care provision

-          Fire safety

-          Communication with a care organisation

-          Partnership working

-          Equality, Diversity and social inclusion

-          Adult Protection and safeguarding

-          Whistle blowing and unsafe practices

-          literacy and numeracy

-          managing stress in care environments

-          laws, policies and procedures for care workers

-          Health and safety

-          Food safety and nutrition

-          Moving and handling

-          Infection control

-          Common values and beliefs

-          Basic first aid and emergency first aid

-          Principles of care

-          Role of the care worker

-          Identifying needs of the service user

-          Person centred planning and empowerment

-          Dementia signs, symptoms and early diagnosis

-          Medication, side effects and contra indications

-          Accidents and sudden illness

 

All Kent Home Care workers must hold a relevant qualification in Health or Social Care. Those which do not hold such a qualification are enrolled upon our Health and Social care program of which we hold several intakes each year. There training program takes 18 weeks to complete and involves classroom, on the job and exams via our online training system.

Each year our live in care workers must sit a series of courses and exams to retain their training status and remain as active Kent Home Care live in carers. These include:

-          Adult Protection

-          Food Hygiene

-          First Aid

-          Moving and Handling

-          Medication

-          Infection Control

-          Health and safety

 

Ensuring that our Kent Home Care live in carers are provided with new skills and learning opportunities is vital for their career development and also for the success of our company. We therefore provide a number of specialist courses designed to meet the needs of our future customers and to enhance the skills and understanding of our team of Kent Home Care live in carers.