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The SSSC's Register will open soon for managers in housing support services and care at home services. As employers it's vital that you are aware what this means for your service and your ...

The SSSC's Register will open soon for managers in housing support services and care at home services. As employers it's vital that you are aware what this means for your service and your managers.

This presentation will help you find out all you need to know about registration and get your managers prepared to register. If you are an employer, own one of these services, are a chief executive, human resource adviser or training manager then this presentation is for you.

This presentation outlines:

- what registration means for you and your service
- the application process and your responsibilities
- the qualifications managers need
- timescales for registration and qualifications
- workforce planning and development tools, resources and information.

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Registration information session for housing support and care at home services Registration information session for housing support and care at home services Presentation Transcript

  • Qualification criteria: registration of managers care at home and housing support services Linda Barr Education and Workforce Development Adviser
  • The SSSC’s responsibilities Publish Codes of Practice for all social service workers and their employers. Register key groups of social service workers. Regulate the training and education of the workforce. Contribute to workforce planning, development of qualifications, and promotion of education and training.
  • Why regulate? Strengthen and support the professionalism of the workforce. Protect those who use services. Raise standards of practice and in doing so… Raise public confidence in the workforce.
  • Context - Registration
    • Social workers April 2003
    • Social work students May 2004
    • Care Commission Officers December 2004
    • Managers residential child care services Oct 2005
    • Managers care home services adults January 2006
    • Managers adult day care services January 2006
    • Residential child care workers July 2006
    • Managers of day care of children services Oct 2006.
  • Context - Registration....
    • Practitioners day care of children March 2007
    • Workers with supervisory responsibilities in a care home service for adults Oct 2007
    • Support workers in day care of children services Oct 2008
    • School care accommodation workers Nov 2009
    • Managers of housing support services Dec 2010
    • Managers of care at home services Dec 2010
  • General registration process
    • Scottish Government sets down key groups.
    • SSSC consults on key issues eg role function and qualifications.
    • Workers are registered on the basis of their job function – not their job title ie the work they do rather than what they are called.
    • The qualifications set relate to a job function, not a job title.
  • Overview: Key group identification: Managers of housing support (2005) Managers of care at home (2009) Consultation process: Housing support (March– July 2005) ( Housing Support Qualifications Advisory Group October 2005 – September 2006) Care at home (Nov 09 – Jan 2010) Qualifications criteria: Housing support (2005 – 2006) Care at home (2009)
  • Functional definitions Manager of care at home service: “ A manager is a worker who is responsible for the overall professional management of the direct provision, supervision, and quality assurance of care and support provided in a care at home service.” Manager of a housing support service: “A manager is a worker who is responsible for the overall professional management of the direct provision, supervision, and quality assurance of care and support in a housing support service.
  • Qualifications required for registration All manager categories: an appropriate practice qualification and an appropriate management qualification.
  • Criteria and principles underpinning qualifications
    • Criteria
    • Assessment against occupational standards.
    • Designed to match particular function.
    • Subject to a recognised and regulated form of external verification.
    • Principles
    • Integrate observed, assessed practice and learning.
    • Recognised with a national framework eg SCQF.
    • Knowledge and value base consistent with Code of Practice of Social Service Workers.
  • Qualifications criteria Managers of housing support services Managers of care at home services. http://www.sssc.uk.com/sssc/all-about-registration/what-qualifications-do-i-need-to-register-with-the-sssc.html
  • Benchmark qualifications Care at home and housing support managers Practice S/NVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care Management SVQ Leadership and Management for Care Services level 4
  • Post Registration Training and Learning (PRTL) 15 days / 90 hours over three years. Evidence of how PRTL has contributed to your professional development and informed your practice. Study, training, seminars, reading, teaching, other activities which could be reasonably expected to advance a registrant’s professional development, or contribute to the development of the profession as a whole.
  • Developing, training and supporting the workforce Workforce Solutions Portal http://workforcesolutions.sssc.uk.com
  • Key content in portal Induction Career development toolkits Career pathways NOS navigator Continuous Learning Framework Workforce information and planning eg funding. SCQF + RPL
  • http://workforcesolutions.sssc.uk.com/NavOnline/
  • Funding updates http://www.sssc.uk.com/sssc/news/funding-update-may-2010.html This summary provides updated information on sources of funding available in 2010-11 for organisations delivering social work, social care and support as well as childhood practice services. The content of this summary draws on the funding sources section of Funding and Support for Training: A Guide for Providers of Scottish Social Services 2009 .
  • Structure of funding guide: Section one Information about sources of grants and revenue for funding to contribute to workforce development. Section two Details of sources of advice, guidance, consultancy and support including sector specific support. Scottish Government links – helping you meet costs of learning. Section three E-Learning resources aimed at social services sector.
  • Funding update – May 2010 European Social Funding ILA Scotland Modern Apprenticeships Voluntary Sector Development Fund Innovation Voucher Scheme Education into Enterprise Contact [email_address] for advice.
  • Linda Barr Education and Workforce Development Adviser [email_address]
  • REGISTRATION WITH THE SSSC
    • Eligibility for registration
    • To be eligible for registration workers must be working in a housing support or care at home service which is regulated by the Care Commission
    • Registration is function based – workers will be registered on the part of the Register they are carrying out the role for and not the qualifications they hold or their job title
    • Employers should give you guidance on which part of the Register workers should be applying for
    • Parts of the Register
    • Managers of a care at home service - managers are defined as workers who are responsible for the overall professional management of the direct provision, supervision, and quality assurance of care and support provided in a care at home service
    • Manager in a housing support service - a manager is a worker who is responsible for the overall professional management of the direct provision, supervision, and quality assurance of care and support provided in a housing support service
    • Workers registered with another regulatory body
    • If a worker is already registered with another regulatory body, for example, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, they can remain registered with them
    • If a worker was previously registered with another regulatory body but has allowed their registration to lapse, they may either re-register with that regulatory body or apply to register with the SSSC
    • Relevant qualifications
    • There is a qualification criteria set for each part of the Register (copy enclosed with each application pack)
    • Qualifications may not be on our list but may still be accepted
    • Information available on our website or through our helpline
    • Applicants must provide evidence of the qualification/s you hold
    • If an applicant does not hold a qualification they may be registered subject to a condition that they gain a qualification three years from the date of registration
    • How to apply for registration
    • We will write to service managers in November
    • Managers can complete the application online from 1 December 2010
    • Managers can contact us for application packs
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    • Completing the process
    • Applicants should take the form and original ID documents and qualification certificate/s to their employer
    • Employer must sign a copy of the original documents as a true copy – this should be carried out by a SSSC countersignatory
    • Employer must endorse the application for registration and provide information about Disclosure Scotland
    • Application fees
    • Application fee of £30 payable with each application
    • The fee is non-refundable
    • Methods of payment:
        • - Direct Debit
        • - Cheque/Postal Order
        • - Debit or Credit Card
    • The fee is tax deductable information on claiming tax back is in the guidance notes
    • What happens next?
    • Satisfactory applications may be approved by officers of the Council
    • Where questions arise about suitability, the application is referred to the Conduct Section who may decide to Register or refer to a Registration Sub-Committee
    • Where an application is incomplete, the applicant will be given a specified period of time to provide the information requested
    • The application will be treated as withdrawn if the information is not provided and the applicant will be required to complete the full application process again – no refund will be given
    • It is extremely important that applicants inform the SSSC of any changes to their circumstances
    • Once you are registered
    • Registration documents are sent by recorded delivery:
      • - Registration certificate
      • - Guidance notes for registrants
        • - Details about accessing the online registration system
        • - Details about Post Registration Training and Learning
    • Post Registration Training and Learning
    • Each registrant is required to undertake 15 days or 90 hours of post registration training and learning during their registration period
    • Registrant must keep a record that the SSSC may ask to see
    • Can take the form of:
    • - attending workshops and seminars
    • - shadowing/work experience
    • - formal training courses.
    • Registration period and
    • annual fees
    • Registration is for a period of three years
    • Annual fee of £30 is due on the anniversary of the registration date
    • This fee is also tax deductable
    • Each registrant must apply to renew their registration prior to the expiry of registration
    • Lapsing for non-payment of annual fees and renewals.
    • Registration subject to a
    • condition
    • At the point of renewal registrants must provide evidence of meeting conditions
    • Failure to meet conditions.
    • Other registration information
    • Registration on more than one part of the Register
    • Registration of other workers in housing support services
    • Required registration
    • Due Regard members.
  • Contact the SSSC The Scottish Social Services Council Compass House 11 Riverside Drive Dundee DD1 4NY Telephone: 0845 60 30 891 [email_address] www.sssc.uk.com