Here at Consensus, we want to ensure our colleagues and teams have the right training at the right time to enable them to provide the best quality care and support to the people living within our services. That is why we don’t employ a team of trainers, we do employ a team of passionate, motivated and like minded individuals for whom training is key to achieving Consensus goals and values.
Everyone who joins Consensus to work for us shares our values. That way we can be sure that every member of every team and service in our organisation is focused on supporting opportunity, choice and success for the individuals we support. We also recruit for attitude and personality. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have all the right skills – we can provide the training and whatever role you join us in, you’ll receive clear learning and development support from the start.
That means regular reviews with your manager to explore your career goals and to put a personal development plan in place to help you achieve your potential. We’re also quick to recognise and nurture talent and give you the recognition and rewards you deserve.
Training tailored to your goals
Our team deliver training courses regionally across the business in a multitude of essential subjects; from induction and mandatory training such as the Care Certificate, Safeguarding and Emergency First Aid to a range of courses highly relevant to the service you work in and the work that you do, tailored to your goals. This includes; training in how to support people with autism, Prader-Willi Syndrome and positive behaviour intervention training.
Training that ensures the very best support for individuals who live in our services
We understand that there are times when work in the sector can be challenging and that, on occasion, presentation of behaviours of concern are a possibility. In support of colleagues and supported individuals the training team work closely with our Positive Behavioural Intervention team to help colleagues manage behaviours within the service they work in. All colleagues are also trained to understand and to utilise Conflict Management skills. Where a risk assessed need is identified for further skills in managing behaviours, Regional Trainers are trained to deliver Physical Interventions Training as a last resort.
Consensus are proud to say that we have taken the Restraint Reduction Network Pledge. This means that we are committed to working together to ensure that the use of coercive and restrictive practice is minimised and the misuse and abuse of restraint is prevented. To this aim, in March 2020, a Positive and Safe Restrictive Practice Manager was employed specifically to work with colleagues to uphold our pledge.