Support Worker

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Health & Social Care

  • Job type:

    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £18,720 - £24,290 per annum

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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  • Startdate:

    2021-01-07 00:00:00

  • Client:


Support Worker

Gray Healthcare offer a bespoke training package for all our Support Workers and Team Leaders. From online training including a wide range of care certificate modules to person centred face to face training, we can offer you support and development in your role from day 1!

Support Worker
Salary: £18,720 - £24,290 per annum

I am a gentleman in my mid-twenties, I have lived all of my adult life in residential care and I am about to move to my first home in the community, where I can be supported to live and enjoy my life. I will have up to 3 staff with me during the daytime time and 2 staff at night, one sleeping and one on a waking night. I have a diagnosis of Autism and Learning Disability; this can affect how I feel and understand the world around me. I also have some behaviours that can be perceived as challenging. I will have a vehicle to support me with activities and will require staff to hold a full driving licence.

Support Worker Requirements:

I require you to have a good understanding of Autism and Learning Disability, previous experience in a similar role would be preferred. Have a good understanding of anxiety and be an effective communicator who can use simple language as well as pictures and symbols to help me to understand what is happening and learn how to cope with new experiences. I need staff that can be patient and offer me reassurance to feel safe in my environment.

Knowledge and understanding of Person Centred Behaviour plans and proactive strategies is essential. I prefer to work with staff who are enthusiastic and animated, who use clear verbal language and who share the same interests as I do. I like drawing, watching ‘You tube’, cooking and baking, photography and I collect garden figures. I like meeting new people and I am sociable, active and energetic. I have support from my family and grandparents, I enjoy talking with them on the phone and enjoy their visits to me at home, I also like to visit them and will require support to do this. I have a good sense of humour and I love to talk! If you think you have the skills that I need to live in the community, please get in touch.

About Gray Healthcare:

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 medically 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 are looking for a Support Worker who shares the same ethos.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience as a Support Worker within Recovery, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Personality Disorders and knowledge surrounding positive behavioural support. This is a great opportunity for a dedicated support worker who really wants to better the life of our client.

Our employees work hard every day to make a positive difference in people's lives. We are proud to support you with a range of benefits and recognition. All contributing to a strong work life balance. We also support you in your development in your role and help you grow to realise your potential.

If you’re a Support Worker with the unique qualities required for this role and want to work within an organisation that provides the type of care you'd expect for your loved ones, please apply today!

Gray Healthcare embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

Location: Tilstock, near Whitchurch, Shropshire

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £18,720 to £24,290 per annum

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Community Support Worker, Disability, Disabilities, Care Staff, Charity, Charities, Not for Profit, NFP, Third Sector, Autism, Behavioural Support, etc.

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