Business Support Officers and Managers - Introduction to Children’s Social Work Guidance and Legislation (EVENT FULL)
This is a half-day training and information session for Business Support Officers who work in Children’s Social Work Services. It will look at some of the legislation and guidance around statutory children’s social work, and put into context different tiers of children’s social work intervention: children in need; child protection; looked after children; care proceedings.
Children's CPD Module - Critical Reflection on Professional Learning
To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 30th June 2017.
This is a 15 credit version of the Professional Learning Review module and can be taken instead of that module if you only require 15 credits to ‘top up’ your credit total to a PGDip.
This module is only available on request to PGDip practitioners who have previously completed professional practice or management modules (eg equivalent to Practice Education modules) and no other modules are available or appropriate for them to complete their PGDip. Practitioners will be able to review and reflect on this prior learning which shows on-going development of expertise. Applications will be looked at on a case by case basis.
The module comprises an individually tailored delivery of tutorials and, dependent on participant numbers, group tutorial sessions. These will assist the candidate to review previous learning against current learning outcomes, plan work and critically reflect on past and current practice in relation to contemporary reading and research relevant to role and award pathway.
NOTE: This module is primarily self study. Teaching will focus on the use of relevant knowledge and research for role (mapped against PCF) and the development of professional leadership in the role.
For further information about modules, pathways and awards see the application information under 'attached docuement'
Children's CPD Module - Observing, Communicating & Engaging with Children & Young People
To log your interest for this module please ensure you click on “request a place" by 30th June 2017.
This 30 credit postgraduate-level module offers opportunities to social workers and other professionals working in early years, education, health and young people’s services, to further develop their understanding and capacity to work effectively with infants, children and young people. To undertake this module you must be in a professional role where you are regularly engaging and communicating with children and young people. You may have previously undertaken child observation exercises in a training context, but this module offers a more in-depth and critical experience designed to underpin specialist practice.
Please note - there is a requirement to observe a child not known to you on six occasions as part of this module. You need to factor this in to your planning and discuss with your manager before applying.
This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. See application information in 'attached document' for further details of modules, pathways and awards.
Emergency First Aid - Adult Social Care (EVENT FULL)
The course, for Adult Social Care Staff, enables first aiders to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill. It includes both theory and practical sessions and is designed to boost confidence. There is no final exam however delegates are assessed throughout the course and certificates, valid for three years, are issued to those who have reached the required standard.
Each delegate will be provided with a first aid manual.
Mindfulness - Housing - INVITE ONLY
This 8 week programme is aimed at individuals with no or limited experience of mindulness. Particpants need to be willing to practice mindfulness meditations, engage in guided experiential practices and commit to home practice in between sessions. It is offered as a development programme to support staff wellbeing.
There is a growing base of evidence about the positive contribution mindfulness can bring to mental health. This values based mindfulness course is informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: a mindfulness based cognitive behavioural approach that promotes the use of mindfulness and acceptance skills as a route to developing psychological flexibility.
Note: This is not group therapy and does not require you to share personal information or talk about past experiences. People engaged in counselling and/or mental health services are encouraged to seek advice from their relevant health professional prior to enrolling.
Mindfulness Programme for Health and Adult Social Care BY INVITE ONLY
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an approach developed in the 90’s by three cognitive therapy specialists in an internationally linked programme of research into the prevention of depression. It is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence as a means to prevent depressive relapse but is being used increasingly widely with people who experience anxiety and stress.
MBCT aims to help people build their own strategies for staying well based upon skills and practices that are best taught in a group rather than a one to one context.
The core of the MBCT approach is practice and experiential learning, developed over an eight week programme of weekly 2 hour sessions. Participants are also expected to commit to 30 – 40 minutes of daily mindfulness practice.
Note: This is not group therapy and does not require you to share personal information or talk about past experiences, although you will reflect on how your mindfulness practice is developing. People engaged in counselling and/or mental health services are encouraged to seek advice from their relevant health professional prior to enrolling.
If you work in Sussex Partnership Trust / Section 75 services please do not apply for this programme. There are a wide range of opportunities open to you from the Sussex Mindfulness Centre.
Solution Focused Approach to Working with Children and Families
Solution Focused Practice is a short-term, goal-oriented approach which helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than dwelling on problems. Elements of the solution are often already present in the client’s life and become the basis for ongoing change. The course covers ways in which this can be achieved and includes opportunities to practise the approach, apply it in the workplace and share the experiences with others.
This 2 day course explores how a Solution Focused Brief Therapy approach can be used in a variety of contexts including health, social care and educational settings where change is required.