Fairfield provides a highly motivated and qualified staff team, both qualified and bringing with them a wealth of experience. As an organisation, Fairfield is committed to a long-term programme of training and development, ranging from NVQ Level 3 to NVQ Level 5 in Health and Social Care Management.
All staff begin their training by embarking on an induction which consists of the Care Certificate modules. The Care Certificare modules are:
- Understand your role
- Your personal development
- Duty of care Equality and diversity
- Work in a person-centred way
- Communication Privacy and dignity
- Fluids and nutrition
- Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disability
- Safeguarding adults
- Safeguarding children
- Basic life support
- Health and safety
- Handling information
- Infection prevention and control.
In addition to the Care Certificate, support workers also cover training in:
- Autism awareness
- Medication Administration
- First aid
- Alternative communication methods
- Positive Behaviour Support
- Team-Teach or any approatiate restraint training
- Food hygiene
During the recruitment process Fairfield Residential will follow its safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults policies & procedures and this will include taking of references and full Criminal Records Bureau checks to enhanced level. We now require all employees to commit to subscribing to the live update service which allows Fairfield to carry out random checks on the Criminal Records Bureau.
Fairfield recognises that discrimination is unacceptable and operates within an ethos of equal opportunities. Fairfield has a formal equal opportunities policy. The equal opportunities policy and procedure is followed throughout the recruitment process.
The staff group work to detailed individualised careplans, prepared in consultation with the young people, their families and other professionals involved in the young persons life to ensure that each young person has the best opportunity to maximise their life enhancing aspirations.