Careers and Professional Development
Care isn’t just a job. It’s a career. The past year has demonstrated the value of the health and social care industries to the wider community. But we’ve long been believers in the difference that effective person-centred support can make to vulnerable adults. Because we see it every day.
Frontier Support’s CEO, Tony Piercy said: “It is a mission of mine to encourage people working in the sector to turn care into a career. For this reason, we invest heavily in our people, starting with our careers and professional development team.”
Every day is different when you work in care
Which is why from the very first moment you join Frontier Support, you never stop learning. At the very start of your career you’ll gain 18 new accreditations to add to your CV including: the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults, Diversity & Equality, Challenging Behaviour, Safe Administration of Medicines and First-Aid.
And there’s more. You’ll attend face-to-face courses, achieve your Care Certificate and Safe Manual Handling training. Also your Essential Autism training – which is licensed by the National Autistic Society (NAS).
Plus, all Frontier team members are trained in non-abusive psychological and physical intervention (NAPPI), which is accredited by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) and Restraint Reduction Network (RRN).
There are a variety of job pathways
You could be part of the core Operations Team, a key member of the Clinical Team or join the office-based Admin Team at our South Croydon head quarters. But there’s more. A lot of people who come through Frontier’s doors have used their vast social care experience to go into other roles within a similar industry – such as nursing and/or midwifery.
While our apprenticeship scheme gives those joining the workforce for the very first time a great insight into how the care industry works – and it equips them with the solid skills needed to provide a first-class level of care.
But don’t worry. You won’t be thrown into the deep end and expected to swim. You’ll receive ongoing supervision and support from managers to ensure learning is effective and have annual appraisals to discuss further opportunities for development and progression.
Whether you want to become a manager or gain a new diploma in adult care, as long as you are willing to learn, we are there to support you with your career every step of the way.