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Adult Social Care's induction and development

Induction

Across Surrey we recognise that our staff are fundamental to our success. For colleagues new to the organisation or a role to become effective in their post as quickly as possible, a timely induction is essential.
Adult Social Care has put a lot of focus on providing a thorough induction which helps new staff feel welcome, valued and settled in their new role.

New Adult Social Care starters follow an induction pathway which has been tailored to their specific job role. Depending on the pathway, induction will take between one to four weeks and will comprise classroom training, e-learning, self directed learning and work shadowing (including coaching and mentoring). Fast-tracking essential training means that staff can get up to speed quickly and perform their duties effectively.

Once back in the workplace and fully operational, additional training and development including refreshers are undertaken on an ongoing basis.

Learning and development

At Surrey County Council we recognise the importance of investing in the development of all our employee's. Here in Adult Social Care we understand the direct link between giving you the support, tools and training you need to do your job and achieving positive outcomes for vulnerable individuals in our community.

This starts with you having regular conversations with your manager (and professional supervisor where appropriate) to help you identify your development needs. Traditionally you may have viewed development as attending a training course, however we recognise people learn best in different ways and offer choice through a blended approach in all that we do.

Through the My Learning Extra portal; a Performance, Practice and Personal Development folder relevant to your job role; our Senior Practice Lead group and Area Practice Pools and Adult Social Care and Surrey-wide Courses catalogues, we will support you in accessing high quality essential training and continuing professional development both in your new role and your future career with Surrey County Council.

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