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Autism Support Worker (Driver)

Job Introduction

We are looking for a Support Worker from the Telford or Shrewsbury area to support a young gentleman who has mild learning disabilities and autism

The person we support enjoys going out in the car, being outdoors in a safe environment and participating in activities such as swimming and using his trampoline. It is beneficial that individuals have a focused mindset in prompting this gentleman to allow them to develop new skills to gain more independence

This gentleman is nonverbal therefore being adaptable to eliminate the communication barrier would be essential in the support being provided

They respond well to Makaton, Gestures, and body language. 

You must have experience of providing support to a person with learning disabilities or autism and behaviours that may be perceived as challenging within the UK as well as experience of understanding and implementing detailed care plans and risk assessments.

Gray Healthcare are different to most care providers in that that we are clinically informed. 

That means that there is a team of clinicians including nurses, occupational therapists, and Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) specialists involved in developing the care and approach for each person that we support. 

This provides more direction to the Support teams: It is an inclusive approach that is proven to work to improve the lives and outcomes of the people that we support.

Hours

Contracted Hours 36, per a week 

Days 08.00am till 20.00pm 3 x 12-hour shifts
   
 Involves working alternative weekends
   
Training

We do not expect you to know everything when you join Gray Healthcare! 

We provide an initial week of training which is a combination of online training (company induction, systems, and medication etc) followed by in-person training on PROACT-SCIPr-UK which is a PBS approach to least restrictive practice, a therapeutic and proven alternative to restraint-dominant approaches. 

You will then complete the person-centred training, specific to the person that you are supporting. This could be PBS, epilepsy, ligature etc. and finally, you will complete shadow shifts.

Training continues throughout your time with Gray Healthcare, and we encourage you to develop and grow your career with us.

About You

Full British Driving License

We are looking for a support worker who are commutable distance to Shrewsbury, an individual who is calm, patient, and skilled in non-verbal communication. We are looking for people who have worked in social care previously, ideally with autism experience.

You must have current Right to Work in the UK and have 6 Months Experience working in the Health Sector in the UK.

An enhanced DBS is required. If you are not on the Update Service, we will reimburse the cost of a new DBS after 1 month probation review.

We no longer have any certificates of sponsorships available

  • Teams Interview with a specialist Recruiter:
  • This is to go through the position in more detail and to find out more about you and your experience. 
  • Assessment Day with key team members including clinical and current support staff. This is a valuable opportunity to really find out more about the role and Gray Healthcare.
  • Compliance & Background checks including employment references, Right to Work checks and Enhanced DBS.
  • An enhanced DBS is required. If you are not on the Update Service, we will reimburse the cost of a new DBS after 1 month probation review.


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