How important is self-employed carer training?
At Country Cousins we know how important it is to be seen as one of the best carers in the sector. As a self-employed carer, the responsibility to stay up to date with any training is on the individuals. It is what keeps the work coming in and to ensure you are on the top of the list when any work placement needs to be fulfilled.
Working as a carer for a regulated care provider, you will be put on training and refresher courses when the need arises. Working as a self-employed carer, it is on you to arrange any training and ensure you are up to date.
Carer Training Course
At Country Cousins as one of our very carefully selected carers, you have access to some of the best training available. All our training is supplied by our sister company Trinity Homecare. Trinity Homecare is a regulated care provider. Trinity have been rated Outstanding by Care Quality Commission. Knowing that the training is coming from a regulated provider, you can be assured that the training you receive will always the best standards that the industry requires.
The Introductory Training course is ideal for those just joining the Country Cousins agency. However, we have had people come back to do this course to refresh their knowledge and to keep up with any new changes. 2021 has seen over 200 carers attend and complete this one-day course.
At Country Cousins, we offer all of our carers on our agency books the chance to take part in this course:
• Basic Life Support
• Manual Handling
Working with any vulnerable adults can be a daunting task at times, especially when it is your responsibility to help keep them safe whilst you are at work. Safeguarding is a very important part of a carer’s role and responsibilities. It is your job to protect an adult’s right to live in safety, free from risk of abuse or any neglect.
Safeguarding is not just about looking after the client, it’s about things you must and must not do yourself.
Confidence in your knowledge in adult safeguarding is the only way to help prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with additional care and support needs. It is there to stop abuse or neglect from happening wherever possible.
Moving and handling is important to get correct. Not only is it about the safety of the client and those around you. It is just as much, about preventing yourself from any injury. In the UK, back pain (*) is the biggest reason for sickness from the workplace. It is vitally important that moving and handling is done correctly to avoid causing any injuring your back, especially as you are self-employed!
Basic Life Support
The skills learnt in the Basic Life Support section of this course will include, single rescuer CPR, team-based CPR, choking relief, and all the things you would need to know to resuscitate unresponsive victims or provide immediate treatment. Basic Life Support training covers the most common emergencies that anyone may need to deal with.
Keeping the best carers in the sector highly trained
Country Cousins only accepts the best carers in the care industry to work with our clients. At Country Cousins we ensure our carers are always recognised as the best in the sector, we always do por very best to ensure they are kept fully up to date with all their training.