Our service is run by highly qualified professionals with many years of experience of working with young people, committed to meeting the needs of young people placed in our homes. Within our team we have a Qualified Mental Health Nurse, a Qualified Social Worker, and a most of our Youth Support Workers are Psychology Graduates.
Staff teams are supported by experienced managers, Team Leaders and there is on-going supervision and ongoing training and development programmes.
Given the important role that our employees play in young people’s lives, our recruitment process includes thorough background checks (including enhanced DBS) and a specifically designed interview process.
We provide staff with a comprehensive training programme which enables them to work effectively with the young people placed with us. The programme covers topics such as responding to self-harm issues, conflict management and de-escalation, bullying awareness and safeguarding as well as first aid, communication skills and equality and diversity
Whenever there are any young people in the home, there may be a minimum of one staff on duty during the day and a minimum of one sleeping staff on duty by night. In exceptional circumstances due to the needs of a young person there may be a waking night staff, but only if a full risk assessment has been carried out and has been agreed with management and the placing authority at the earliest opportunity.
The staff numbers in the home will reflect the number of young people in the home and the needs of the young people.
The home is led by a team leader and we operates a core two-shift pattern, with a senior team member available on call at any time.
Vision18 staff are trained in the following: