CSC Induction and Progression Working Instructions: Field Work (non Social work qualified staff.) CSC Field Work Staff Development Officer, (SDO) informed of new CSC staff starting via Recruitment Services, monthly SDO emails new staff member and their Manager the SCIP (Somerset Core Induction Programme, 3 days taught & 1 E-Learning module: PrE-Induction) information, enrolment form and the Intranet link to the workplace induction. http://enterprise.somerset.gov.uk/HR/policies/Induction%20and%20Probation.asp SDO adds new staff members details to the new staff spreadsheet. New staff member sends completed enrolment form, with Managers signature on, to the SDO. (This form can be e-mailed from the Manager’s e-mail address to the SDO.) SCIP Admin Assistant emails new staff member and their Manager, confirmation of place on SCIP and their log on details for the E-Learning module: PrE-Induction If SDO does not receive completed enrolment form within 10 working days, the details will be re-sent up to a maximum of 3 times. If enrolment form is still not returned the SDO will contact the new staff member’s Manager to discuss. The SDO will e-mail the new staff member and their Manager, a copy of the CWDC Induction Standards. These Standards are linked to the SCIP to reduce duplication of work. The new staff member and their Manager must work towards meeting all the standards, within the 24 week period specified by the CWDC. The SDO will support the new staff member with the completion of the standards as well as their Manager. New staff member and their Manager will continue to work through the work place Induction. The SDO will register the new staff member for the Corporate E-Induction. Log on details will be e-mailed to the new staff member and their Manager. The SDO will record this on the Induction spreadsheet. The new staff member, MUST enrol onto a relevant level Safeguarding Course. (If the relevant course has not been attended in Somerset in the last 3 years.) Courses and booking instructions can be accessed at http://www.somersetsafeguardingchildrenboard.org.uk/ Staff members must confirm with the SDO that they have been enrolled onto a relevant Safeguarding Course. New staff members attend the SCIP 3 days training and complete the PrEInduction module, which will provide evidence for some elements of their CWDC Induction, as detailed on the Standards. Induction categories: New staff members with no relevant qualifications: complete full 4 day SCIP, complete CWDC Induction Standards, registered for the QCF Diploma and will progress through the units for the Diploma until they have achieved their 65 credits. New staff members with relevant current qualifications: will complete bold areas only in the CWDC Induction Standards, attend the full 4 days SCIP. Staff who have changed job roles within CSC with no relevant qualifications: complete bold areas of the CWDC Induction Standards, attend full 4 day SCIP, registered for the QCF Diploma and will progress through the units for the Diploma until they have achieved their 65 credits. Staff who have changed job roles within CSC with a relevant qualification*: complete bold areas of the CWDC Induction Standards and attend the full 4 day SCIP . Staff who have changed job roles within CSC with relevant qualifications and have attended previously the SCIP: complete bold areas of the CWDC Induction Standards, SCIP must be attended, if previous attendance was longer than 3 years ago. *: a relevant qualification must have been achieved within the last 5 years and the relevance agreed with the Induction Co-ordinator and the new staff member’s Manager. On day 3 of the SCIP, staff members will be given the QCF Diploma registration paperwork, which they must discuss with their Managers and both parties must sign. The new staff member and their Manager will be invited to a QCF Diploma Recruitment session. Dates will be approx. 10 days after the completion of SCIP. At this session the QCF Diploma will be fully explained including the staff members and Managers roles and responsibilities within the structure, the role of the Assessor and the organisation that their Diploma will be accredited through. The staff member will then be registered with the Learner Records Service who will allocate the staff member a Unique Learner Number and be registered for the QCF Diploma with the awarding body, CACHE, City &Guilds. Allow 15 working days for registration to take place. Please note: staff members must complete their CWDC Induction Standards before they are eligible to progress onto the Diploma, but the registration paperwork can be completed at this point. New staff members will have the opportunity to attend a tutorial, with the Induction Team. Dates of these will be given out on the SCIP. The new staff member can have e-mail and phone support at other times from the Induction Team. If a new staff member wants to meet with a member of the Induction Team, the meeting will take place at Hestercombe House and their Manager must have agreed this in writing to the Induction Co-ordinator. The SDO will issue the CWDC completion paperwork when the staff member has completed the standards and been signed off their 6 months probationary period. The staff member will be allocated an Assessor. The Assessor will contact the staff member to arrange their first QCF Diploma planning meeting. At this meeting learning agreements will be signed, staff member and Assessor responsibilities recapped, Guided Learning Hours (GLH) will be explored to maximise hours from the staff members attendance at other training courses, as well as planning on how to meet the remainder of the GLHs for each unit. (Please note all QCF Diploma units have GLHs attached to them and an element of these hours must be in a taught environment or via SCIL approved E-Learning. The CSC Training Plan can be accessed at www.scilearning.org.uk Some QCF units will require observed practice. The Assessor must observe the staff member in their work role. The staff member must ensure that consent has been sought from all parties involved prior to the observation taking place. All observations are with Managers agreement. All CSC staff will start with the Safeguarding unit of the Diploma, progressing through the other 10 units as planned with their Assessor. Core Mandatory units make up 27 credits. Staff members will have the opportunity to attend tutorials, with the SCIL Assessment Team. Dates of these will be given to the staff member by their Assessor . Meetings between the staff member and their Assessor will be planned and Managers informed. E-mail and phone support at other times will be available from their Assessor or other members of the SCIL Assessment Team. On successful completion of the QCF Diploma core mandatory units staff can then progress onto their relevant occupational sector pathways units. For CSC there are 3 pathway units, totalling 13 credits. Completion of the pathway units will depend on the dates when places are allocated for courses to meet the GLH requirements. CSC may not run all the courses that are linked with the pathway units and staff members will be directed accordingly. Total credits achieved so far: 40 credits On successful completion of the pathways units, staff can progress onto the optional units for their specific job role. Please refer to the Job Role sheets for recommended optional units. Achievement of whole Diploma: 65 credits This whole process will take approximately 18 months to complete.