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‘You don’t climb mountains without a team’

Mark Udall

We recruit on values
and we value our staff.

It’s true that working in adult social care isn’t for everyone. You need to have ethics, energy and empathy. But if you have those things then this can be a fabulous career for you. As Innovators in Social Care we embrace people who can let their imagination run riot! We will always applaud people for their bravery and creativity and you will find that career progression is a very real possibility at Peak 15.
Peak 15 is committed to the well-being of our staff and that is central to everything we do. We are focused on:

Recruiting
excellence

Developing
our staff

Retaining
the best

Two of our amazing support workers

Tzvelelina

“I  surprise myself with my creativity”

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My name is Tzvetelina and I have worked at Peak 15 for 1 year. I love working here because every day of my life is full of challenges, new moments, surprises, amazing places and events. I feel so useful – like I’ve found the true meaning of life! I surprise myself with my creativity – of which I have never knew I had! Everyone is so supportive and we have a lot of fun! My favourite thing to do with the guys is just hang out with them and do things together.  They are really extraordinary, amazing people.

Abbie

“We constantly strive for the best “

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My name is Abbie and I have worked for Peak 15 for just over 4 years. I absolutely love my job because I feel like I am part of a big team! We all work hard together under the same great values so that we are able to support the guys in a person centred approach. This helps so that they can achieve all of their goals and dreams such as: holidays/festivals/clubbing/summer camp/keeping connected with families/having relationships and many, many more! We constantly strive for the best! Peak 15 has given me the opportunity to better myself by having amazing training courses & NVQ’s, this helps so I can progress in the future and continue to be a great deputy manager towards the whole team! I look forward to the positive future with Peak 15!

Training

We invest heavily in training at Peak 15 and training is run through Peak 15 Training & Development. The training that we offer is reflective of our values and to support staff so they feel confident in their job role. New staff are offered the appropriate compliance training and this is provided as a blended learning approach so that all learning styles are covered for individuals as required. Training is offered via an e-learning portal, face to face (where possible) and some hands-on training. Training is run by our resident Positive Behaviour Manager, Dudley Burrell.

We also offer opportunities for staff to up-skill with industry specific NVQ’s including: L2/L3/L4 Diploma in Health & Social Care and L5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Health & Social Care.

Dudley’s thoughts:

Training is about personal development, not ticking boxes. It is an important opportunity to reinforce the values of our organisation, reaffirming the fundamental purposes of our professional roles.

Training can be about learning new things but it is also a chance to strengthen good practice. We have very skilful, knowledgeable staff with a wealth of experience, they are our most valuable resource. Training is a chance for them to share ideas and experience with each other, creating opportunities for peer to peer learning and the development of support networks.

Just like our support work, training is done in a person-centred, person-led way with learner feedback helping to shape the courses’ structure, delivery and content.

Learners are always encouraged to participate fully in the sessions using a range of teaching methods and materials. Wherever possible, teaching is personalised with provision made for people with additional learning needs. Training is always delivered within a friendly and positive atmosphere that aims to increase both the learner’s knowledge and confidence.

Dudley Burrell

Dudley Burrell is the Positive Behaviour Support lead at Peak 15. He has worked in Adult Social Care since the late 1980s.

He started his career at the Royal Earlswood Hospital as a Nursing Assistant in the Specialist Behavioural Unit. He worked there for 3 years before leaving to work in a variety of community-based services. He came to (what was then) Ashcroft in 1995 as a support worker and began to study psychology and learning disabilities.

During his time here Dudley achieved a Diploma in Applied Psychology of Learning Disability at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent and then completed his BSc in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities specialising in applied behaviour analysis. Since graduation, he has applied his studies in the implementation functional assessments and behavioural interventions at Peak 15 and has trained staff in behaviour analysis and Positive Behaviour Support.

Dudley is also a certified MAPA instructor training staff in crisis prevention and safe management of incidents. He has been a qualified instructor since 2004. He also gained a teaching qualification completing the TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training in 2018.

Dudley has trained Support Staff at Peak 15 for over 15 years and has now begun training in other organisations within the care sector.

Vacancies and Application Form

Job title Location Closing Date
Support Workers Various including Horley, Redhill, Crawley, Horsham, Felbridge and Lingfield Ongoing

Ready to change some lives?

If you are interested in any of the opportunities above you can:

Ready to change some lives?

If you are interested in any of the opportunities above you can:

Complete this  application form online

Or you can call us on 01293 826200 or email us at jobs@peak15support.co.uk