St Christopher’s Academy
Working at St Christopher’s is more than just a job. It’s a rewarding career where you can develop your skills and knowledge while making a difference to young people’s lives.
St Christopher’s Academy ensures you are continually developing in your children’s social care career. Whether you are happy in your current role, want to move across to a different service or are ready for a management position, we support you to map out your career trajectory and help you achieve your professional ambitions.
Staff feedback indicates that the quality of training is held in high regard.
The Academy is made up of multiple pathways so you can tailor your career development to your goals.
You don’t have to follow a straight line and tick off each of the pathway options. Instead, once you have completed the entry pathway, you can choose which route you would like to take through the Academy.
What Pathways are available?
Practitioner Plus - Talent
Practitioner Plus - Mentoring
Would you like to progress to the top of the career ladder in children’s social care? Our Leadership Passport can be tailored to your career goals so that you can gain the experience and knowledge you need to become a Team Leader, Manager or even Director.
Staff feel well supported by their managers, and new staff, particularly, value their comprehensive training and induction programme. Appraisals are routinely undertaken, and are appropriately focused on staff development and are challenging. Training is effectively delivered, particularly in house, and reflects the social pedagogy approach of the organisation.