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Help with JD


We are looking to recruit trainers who can deliver our company training package on elder abuse awareness to people in the care sector (trainer the trainer course). We are are putting together a JD and Person Spec - and really need some help in knowing what qualifications etc we should be looking and asking for from the trainers.
Emma Aldridge

One Response

  1. Elder abuse training
    I guess this is the ‘Time for Action’ programme you are refering to (and you work for the excellent Action on Elder Abuse). You will obviously want someone who knows the subject, law and context – you will be able to define that standard far better than me.
    For this type of training I would be looking at four main criteria areas:
    1. Training Experience – ideally someone who has done this type of training before but that may be hard. Experience of legal awareness training and care-based (behavioural awareness) training may be your best option. I would think a minimum of 3 years experience would be fine. I would also give a weighted mark to the quality and range of that experience.
    2. Qualifications – I would aim for base level qualification at Certificate level. Examples of what would qualify can be found at in the membership section. I would use this as an essential criteria (and sift out those with no qualification).
    3. Skills – this cannot really be done at an interview. You might consider asking candidates to do a 15 min mini-session. I would look for presentational skills, facilitation skills, interpersonal skills (eg listening, influencing) and session design skills (eg objectives, structure). You may want to weight these. Having a mixed panel for the selection day (someone with training expertise, someone who represents the target audience,etc.) will help.
    4. Experience in working with the elderly – the length, breadth and depth of that experience.
    Hope this helps


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