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Male Support Worker (Driver)

Job Introduction

We are currently seeking an experienced support workers that is patient and adaptable. To provide inclusion to their changing needs and choices of a young man on a 2:1 basis on Bank. They have a diagnosis of Autism, Learning Disabilities and Epilepsy, also are nonverbal. 

When supporting the person we support has inclusion with all activities and decisions is essential for their development. Having a good understanding in their sensory need’s will be beneficial as it will allow development in gaining more independences. 

 The person we support lives in their own home and is slowly improving his ability to gain independence by going for walks and spending time out in the car and spending time with his family who are particularly important to him.

You must have experience of providing support to a person with complex needs and behaviours that may appear as challenging within the UK and have 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:

Contracts 36: 3 x 12 Hours Day Shifts and two sleeps a week

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.)

Followed by in-person training on PROACT-SCIPr-UK which is a PBS approach to least restrictive practice, this is 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

Ideally you will be an enthusiastic person who lives an accessible distance to Redditch and is familiar to supporting Autism and nonverbal communicators. 

Preferably with experience with therapeutic and sensory activities to meet in line with the person-centred care plan You will be confident in your position with have a positive outlook along with a good sense humour. You need to be a skilled communicator who can interpret this gentleman’s nonverbal 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 month's Healthcare Experience within in the United Kingdom.

We no longer have any certificates of sponsorships available

Recruitment Process

  • 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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