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Male Support Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a support worker who is calm, patient, and skilled in non-verbal communication. It would be beneficial if you have experience of providing support with therapeutic and sensory activities, in addition to this the individual we support appears to be responding well to Makaton.

  • 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. 

Package Description

Gray Healthcare are looking for an Experienced Male Support Worker to support a gentleman on a 2:1 basis. He has a diagnosis of Autism, Learning Disabilities and Epilepsy. The person supported enjoys listening to music, watching YouTube Videos, watching DVDs and visits with his family who are very important to him and visit often.

The person that we support requires consistency and structure around his routine, he enjoys playing tactile games with his support workers but sometimes likes the environment to be of a quiet nature.

The vacancy is 36 hours - 3 x 12-hour 8am - 8pm and 1x 12 hour Sleep in and be on a backup rota. 

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

About the Company

 Gray Healthcare is the UK's leading specialist provider of individually tailored community-based support. Here at Gray Healthcare we believe that no person should remain in an acute or long stay hospital environment for a day longer than is necessary. We do not discriminate with risk history; we work beyond the label and prioritise the individual and their right to live in the community. 

 We are a company passionate about delivering truly person-centred support and we are guided by our values in all that we do. Have a look at our website to understand our values, see the benefits that we offer and spend a few minutes watching our staff talk about working for Gray Healthcare: 


We don’t 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, meds 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’ll complete shadow shifts.

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

Recruitment Process

  1. Telephone interview with specialist recruiter to go through the role in more detail and find out more about you and why you have applied.
  2. TEAMS interview with Community Support Manager
  3. Compliance & Background checks including employment references, Right To Work checks and Enhanced DBS.


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