- Cheltenham, GB
- £7 /hr
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I have been working as an Assessor and Internal Verifier within Health and Social Care, Child Care and The Early Years sector for many years. I have gained a great deal of experiencemore...I have been working as an Assessor and Internal Verifier within Health and Social Care, Child Care and The Early Years sector for many years. I have gained a great deal of experience within these sectors. I am aware that standardisation meetings should take place twice a year assessors and verifiers should attend. I carry out these meetings four times a year and work closely with the External Verifier. In the last year we have gained direct claims for Health and Social Care level 2 and 3 and Children’s Learning and Development level 2and 3.
My back ground in care covers several areas. I managed a Nursery in London. My responsibilities were caring for and teaching the under fives. During the time I maintained staff training and monthly appraisals. Monitored staff to ensure current legislation was in place with all staff. A lot of time was working with parents to maintain a high standard of care and education. Taking into account we were caring for the under fives. I would also hold parent meetings very four weeks. Minute the outcome and then provide parents with copies for their information.
All staff had to attend a rigorous induction within their first month of employment. We would also apply for an enhanced CRB. This would have been on site prior to working at the day nursery. After the induction I would carry out risk assessments every week on staff and the children. Being that Walthamstow in London is largely multicultural this meant that faith and religion was taken into account. All my staff would attend training in food preparation and cultural practices. Muslim culture for example dictates that the children of that faith would only use running water to wash their hands. There were many other cultures that attended the nursery.
It was imperative that staff were up to date on the policies and procedures of the Nursery. Discussions would include these at staff meetings covering the equal opportunities policy. I also implemented a whistle blowing policy due to some staff finding some of the children’s backgrounds difficult to understand. The staff also had to keep their own professional development up to date. At each staff meeting we would discuss the need for up dating their courses. Such as food hygiene, risk assessment, planning, reviewing and infection control. The staff would also be offered the chance to take up another languish to help them understand some of the parents. In addition, they could also pick up on words used by the children.
I helped set up a Nursing home in South London which ran for ten years until the proprietor retired. The home was very successful due to strong leadership by the team and liaising closely with the owner. This worked well and we retained the same staff for most of the ten year period.
My role there was Head of Care.
My responsibilities were
• Staff supervision/training
• Budget responsibility
• Record keeping and administration duties
• Day-to-day management of the home
• Financial management.
I worked for Waltham Forest College.
The NVQ department was only just starting. The lead IV and I at the time wrote most of the workbooks. The students could use these to cover the knowledge off their NVQ. We also were one off the first colleges to use electronic devises to record performance
such as cameras and Dictaphones. We as a team delivered many qualifications
Assessing - Teaching
• Application of numbers and communication
• Technical Certificate apprenticeship level 2 & 3
• NVQ 2 & 3
• Health and Social Care
• Elderly Care
• Learning Disabilities
• Challenging Behaviour
• Early years
• Child Care
• Children and Young People
2008 to Date
I registered with the Institute for Learning as an Assessor and Verifier. This covers Heath and Social Care and Children’s Learning and Development. I am at the moment managing a team of 13 A1 staff in Support Services HSC CCLD CYP
Verifying Application of Numbers, Communication units, NVQ- Modern apprenticeship level 2, 3 Health and Social Care (Elderly Care-Mental Health-Learning Disabilities, Challenging Behaviour Early years, Child Care, Children and Young People, I also carry out site visits to assess the A1-V1 staff, plus chairing team meetings.
I also deliver all the in house training, up dating staff CPD’s
I authorise all annual leave, mileage expenses, sick leave and any other HR matters and all assessor’s meet with me monthly to assess their case loads and predict the next three months completions.
I mainly work from home but do attend the London office twice weekly. I am at the moment overseeing 13 HSC assessor’s 5 internal verifiers and 8 assessors’ in customer service, business administration, team leading, retail, support services, CYP and CCLD.
I also verify in all these areas apart from retail.
I also facilitate the learner journey, this would included all staff training close monitoring throughout the award, making sure we meet LSC targets, when there maybe unfunded, I would look over the next six to eight months, working closely with the staff, set target dates for each candidate, starting with current un funded and then to prevent this occurring again looking forward, for timely achievement.
I currently use a simple spread sheet, which is completed by the assessor each week and emailed to me with their month planner; this enables me to track all the candidates, at the moment I am over seeing five hundred candidates with many assessors in different training areas, as layout in my CV.
Also in addition to the above I am responsible for developing, lead and manage a team to maximise contract performance and achieve budget across the contract area. To deliver quality provision and exceed the expectations of partners and learners in line with the company ethos of ‘Improving Peoples Lives’. This would include Maximising contract performance by fully understanding and managing deliverance of contractual obligations and performance targets in line with P&L expectations.
Line managing staff members to ensure both financial and contractual obligations are met and exceeded.
Effectively planning and controlling income and expenditure to ensure a profitable business by maximising contract performance.
Providing accurate and timely Management Information, forecasts etc to line manager
Ensuring that all contracts are run in accordance with external and internal procedures and standards, e.g. achieving low risk external and internal audits and accurate and timely claims.
Ensuring compliance with all company policies and procedures including adherence to quality standards
Managing, developing and maintaining performance and conduct of staff employed within remit.
Responsibility for health, safety and well being of staff and learners, maintenance and security of any sites within remit in line with company policy.
Attending networking meetings/internal and external partnership meeting as and when required.
Promoting equality of opportunity for staff and learners in all activities.
Attendance at meetings, seminars and training sessions in pursuit of continuous development.
Encouraging and ensuring a quality culture for continuous improvement supported by my Manager.
Gained my NVQ level 3 in Children’s Care and Development, this was to improve my knowledge within the child care sector.
Completed my level 3 English functional skills and am working towards my level 2 Maths.
I have also completed my Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment gaining a 100% pass rate.
At the moment I verify all over the south of England covering Oxford, Brighton, Bedfordshire and Essex.
I am also willing to relocate if the right opportunity within my career arises.
Area Covered: My back ground in care
Internal Quality Assurance/Verifier