Supervision, Training and Development

The house teams are supervised monthly by their respective Registered Manager. We recognise there are those who find the work, style of teaching and/or practice easier than their contemporaries. It is expected that people from different professional and  personal backgrounds will find some parts of the work straightforward and others more difficult. Therefore, a concerted effort will be made to ensure that each staff member learns and develops at a pace they are comfortable with, in a style that they are most receptive to and undergo clear, case management and supervision.  Care staff are included in a 360* appraisal system and throughout the year they complete a reflective practice journal detailing training and continuing professional development.

Plus One have purchased the services of Shaw Psychotherapeutic Associates, who are Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists, to provide clinical supervision to the Responsible Individual. Clinical supervision sessions aim to encourage the re-evaluation of practice and the decision-making processes to enhance delivery of practice and actively develops competence. At Plus One we recognise that these are more dynamic ways of learning which assist in the consolidation of information and an interesting learning experience for our employees.

The Responsible Individual supervises the Registered Managers, whilst the Registered Managers have the responsibility of supervising their care team. The Responsible Individual holds weekly group supervision with all members of administration and management.  The Plus One training programme is provided by internal and external facilitators.  Incorporated within our programme are the induction and core competencies undertaken in the first six months:

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Administration of Medicines
  • Missing Child
  • Manual Handling
  • Attachment
  • Physical Intervention and Conflict Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Food Hygiene
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Fire Safety
  • Diversity and Equality

Newly recruited unqualified staff are mentored and work alongside a qualified colleague for three months. New previously qualified staff are mentored for one month.  Following the probationary period, staff are able to progress to further training to include, for example:

  • Supervision Training
  • Childhood trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Children Who Abuse
  • Self Harm
  • Appropriate Adult
  • Sexually harmful behaviour
  • Level 3 QCF Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma
  • Level 5 QCF Diploma in Leadership and Management

Consistent, progressive staff development and a commitment to life-long learning are valued at Plus One.