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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/02/2021.


Job Reference: J214--WI308-B

Mental Health Care (UK) Ltd
£9.10 Per Hour

MHC are expanding and looking to recruit passionate and skilled individuals to join our existing teams in helping to make the difference in people's lives.

We are looking for an Autism Keyworker Coordinatorto join our existing friendly team immediately!

Salary: £9.10 per hour

Desirable / Requirements: QCF Level 2 Health & Social Care or willing to work towards

Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs per week, working on a rolling rota basis

Contract Type: Permanent

Benefits of Working with us:

  • Meals Provided
  • On-site parking available
  • Free Eye Care Vouchers
  • Enhancement for Night Shifts
  • Work Place Pension with Legal & General
  • Enhanced payments for Bank Holidays
  • Comprehensive Learning & Development Package
  • Progression Opportunities
  • We also offer Health & Social Care QCF qualifications
  • Learning & Development to support Autism Accreditation

Company Funded Benefits: Free DBS check, Flu vaccination and Hepatitis B vaccination.

About the Role: We support individuals with Autism, who may also have additional difficulties/disabilities. The post holder will gain satisfaction from working either as part of a team, or on a one to one basis, by providing skilled support which positively impacts individuals health and wellbeing, whilst enabling people to fulfil their potential.

Your Daily Tasks as an Autism Keyworker Coordinator will involve:

  • Developing person centred working relationships with individuals, utilising Autism specific approaches and evidence based methods, these interventions may utilise approaches such as the SPELL framework, TEACCH and other such frameworks which will provide the routine and structure that best meets the needs of the individual to ensure that the support enables well-being and increased levels of engagement/interaction.
  • Actively supporting the communication style and programme prescribed for any individual.
  • Developing, with the wider team, the structure and routine required to best support the needs of the individual and ensure this routine and structure is adhered to.
  • Through training, mentoring, self-reflection and experiences, developing an empathetic approach to supporting the needs of individuals with Autism which will be displayed through practise.
  • Supporting the development of excellent Autism practise as well as the achievement and retention of Autism Accreditation for the individuals living at the service, to provide the best possible support.
  • Supporting individuals through behaviours that may challenge, understanding the function of the behaviour to the individual, supporting the development of PBS plans and following plans effectively to limit the impact of the behaviour on the individual's lives.
  • Having an understanding of; medication procedures, safeguarding policies and procedures, PBS and PCP, be self-motivated, flexible and organised.
  • In the absence of a Team Leader, leading a shift/team of staff to provide the best support to individuals in accordance with best practice guidelines.
  • Promoting a positive culture and ethos of key working through methods which are person centred, and which support individuals with Autism to lead fulfilled and meaningful lives through proactive planning and coordination with residents, friends and families, staff and other important people to the person.

Learning & Development:

  • Commit to the development of your learning and practice, supporting people with

Autism Spectrum Disorders.

  • Practically demonstrate reflective and blended learning on an ongoing basis, as well as completing any other training requirements for the role
  • Undertake Continuous Personal Development through taking personal responsibility for your self-development and lifelong learning.
  • Finding fulfilment in supporting adults with Autism and preserving their rights by challenging poor practice and a lack of understanding, whilst actively promoting a more inclusive world for Autistic People.

About the Service: Willow provides a comprehensive support service for up to eight individuals (over the age of 18) with Autism, learning disabilities and complex needs. Residents may have particular difficulties with communication, challenging behaviours, physical health, epilepsy, and other well-being issues, which will be addressed with individualised behaviour support/care plans and risk assessments.

The service at Willow is designed to promote the well-being of each person to live a complete and fulfilled life through a person centred approach. The service follows a Person Centred Planning model so that each resident's care and support is individualised to their particular needs. Each resident is encouraged and supported in many ways to play an active role in their own care and decision making process. Important elements of the service include the individualised activities programmes together with maintaining family contact and social networks whilst currently working towards Autism Accreditation.

Equal Opportunities: MHC are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all who believe they fit the essential requirements for this role regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

How to Apply: Please complete the short application and upload your CV, alternatively for an informal discussion about this role you can contact MHC Workforce on 01824 572020.

*Please note, successful candidates must be aged 18 or over*

(We reserve the right to bring forward our closing date, without notice in the event of high volumes of interest).

We are able to facilitate interviews via our virtual platform, additional cleanliness measures have been put in place in all MHC services to ensure the safety of our residents, patients and staff is maintained. Masks are also available to all visitors.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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