Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 00096293-1
  • Date Posted: 19 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Salary: £20,030 to £22,464
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

I am a young man in my 20’s, living in my own home in Crewe, Cheshire.  I have a diagnosis of a Learning Disability, Autism and Epilepsy, as a result, I presents with a range of behaviours typical of those with sensory integration issues and autism. I’m looking for support workers to help me stay safe in my own home, I am supported by 3 staff during the day and 2 staff overnight.

My predominant form of communication is not verbal. Staff will need to be trained in using PECs to support me to make choices and to support me with my daily routine.

I prefer a quieter and calm environments.

At times I can present with behaviours perceived as challenging, I have developed these over time, as a way of communicating my needs.

I struggle to understand time, or how long an activity lasts. Staff support my with the use of sand timers to help me understand how long I should participate in a given activity.

At Gray Healthcare having the right people and investing in their development is crucial. Our expert trainers alongside our managers, ensure that each colleague receives our high-quality bespoke training and has a detailed development plan to equip them to be knowledgeable, supportive, calm, and confident in whatever situation comes their way.

Every Support Worker will receive a competitive salary. In addition to monthly payments, we offer extensive benefits through Westfield Health, which includes 24hr access to a GP and other therapies. We offer a long-service retention payment, and other incentives including birthday leave and well-being days, and the chance to develop with a growing and forward-thinking organisation.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates who share our values, understand the importance of a consistent and empathetic approach, whilst staying calm and professional when presented with a pressurised situation. You need to be a team player with effective communication skills, be experienced in using digital records and care plans, and electronic rostering systems.

You will need to possess an NVQ/QCF Level 3 or equivalent or be willing to work towards. You will be motivated and have a can-do attitude, and work within a Positive Behaviour Support Framework.

Must be willing to be part of a backup rota.

We encourage our workforce to be vaccinated against COVID-19

What are the rewards?

Work-life balance
Birthday Leave
Long Service award
Wellbeing at work
Employee discount scheme
Access to Gray Healthcare’s unique training program