Development & Support

In recognition that our staff are one of our most valuable assets, at ASC Healthcare we believe in giving everybody the opportunity to grow in their role and develop their skills and expertise in line with our intention to consistently deliver the highest quality service. With this in mind and to support our achievement of this, we believe that training alone is insufficient and must be underpinned by a range of models of individual and collective staff support.

Our development and support strategy will be developed to include a range of academic vocational qualifications at further education establishments and within the workplace.  It is our policy to ensure we provide a blended approach to learning and development for all staff to enable each one perform their duties more effectively whilst developing their full potential.

All of our staff will undertake an initial induction programme where an introduction to ASC Healthcare and our philosophy, approaches and values are followed by mandatory training.  Our mandatory training goes beyond what we are expected to deliver in order to remain compliant with regulatory requirements and includes wide ranging and will include a focussed subject areas. Our training involves a combination of classroom and work based activities, and a number of practical workshops. To quality assure all of this training, our Senior Management Team members will undertake the same training and routinely be involved in some of its delivery.

As an employer we recognise the need for all staff to be routinely updated to ensure best and most up to date practice and legislative requirements are maintained, these updates will be discussed with you during your on-going supervision and appraisal meetings.

In our efforts to ensure that our staff are adequately supported and listened above and beyond the models we implement to ensure effective and meaningful staff supervision and appraisal we actively encourage reflective practice which is recorded on a day to day basis and apply the model indicated below. This helps us ensure that learning experiences are reviewed and enhanced and able to consistently inform best practice and potentially inform the need for additional skills / learning requirements.

Our Approach to Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Our approach to continuous professional development is such that all staff will have their own Personal Development Plans (PDP) within which details of all training and support activities will be recorded and supportive of a career pathway.

ASC Healthcare will encourage and support CPD at all levels by providing opportunities to attend seminars and conferences as well as providing monthly in house CPD workshops which will be delivered by internal and external speakers. Some of these will also be made available to parents / family members and also external professionals.

Our Training Partners

To ensure that all our staff receive the best possible and most up to date training we work with a number of specific and specialist training partners, these include:

http://www.autism.org.uk/

http://www.autisminitiatives.org/

http://www.espa-training.org/