Founded in 2007, Fairmont Residential has quickly developed a reputation for providing the highest quality residential care homes, services and outcomes for young adults with autism spectrum disorder and a Severe Learning Disability. Our specialist approach enables people, whose complex behaviour can challenge others, to progress and achieve positive outcomes.
Fairmont Residential is the leading specialist residential care provider to adults with Autism, learning disabilities and behaviours of concern in our home in Brierley Hill. In our most recent inspection CQC rated us ‘OUTSTANDING.
Fairmont is dedicated to ongoing research & development. Our observational methods of gathering data in conjunction with in-depth analysis enables us to create highly individual Positive Behaviour Plans allowing our service users to reach their full potential.
We provide a person-centred approach for each individual. As well as having opportunities to live in a small group home, or a bespoke single home, all of our service users have fully personalised daily plans ensuring they can be offered choice and support to pursue their own goals and live active and fulfilling lives.
As well as listening to what is important to our service users, we encourage involvement from families and advocates, recognising they are the enduring people in the lives of the young people we care for. We have a firm commitment to high quality care and deliver this by recruiting the right management and senior team and by continuous investment in staff supervision, training and development.
About the role
Are you passionate about helping people and wish to make a difference in people’s lives? If so, we would love to hear from you! We are seeking Autism Practitioners to join our great business, based at our Kidderminster, Kinver, and Stourbridge sites.
Don’t have transport? No problem! Our Kidderminster site is just a 5-minute walk from Kidderminster train station. No experience? No problem! We provide on the job training and development.
We are looking for someone who’s enthusiasm and passion for this role is infectious and who takes great pride in seeing the growth and development of our service user’s day to day, by providing an empathetic and joyful experience at all times.
Due to the nature of work and the service users we work with, we follow strict safer recruitment practices to include references, DBS and behaviour interviews coupled with competency CV and qualification checks. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DBS upon successful employment.
We create comfortable, safe and secure homes for the people in our care. We ensure through a personalised, consistent and structured approach that our Service Users develop to their full potential. Our activity programmes reflect Service User preference and choice ensuring life is enjoyable.
Our Specific Aims
- To ensure that our service users are looked after by a professional team who are committed to improving outcomes for those in their care
- To keep our service users safe from harm
- To innovate and improve outcomes through ongoing research & development
- To ensure that our service users have personal choices in the way that they livetheir lives.
- To ensure that families and friends are welcomed to participate as actively aspossible and support the service user in maintaining meaningful relationships
- To provide a comfortable and stimulating home environment
- To follow recognised ASD specific approaches in the delivery of our service
- To support the development of independent living skills
- To support the sensory needs of our service users
- To develop trusting and supportive relationships with the service users and families, to support them to achieve goals and outcomes to encourage them to participate fully in community life
- To assist in the delivery of life skills day to day, as part of the plan, and contribute to and support each individual plan
- Administer medication to service users
- Keep all necessary daily logs, and other documentation up to date at all times
- Work collaboratively as a team
- Assist service users with personal care consistent with their care plan such astoileting and feeding, whilst promoting independence, where required.
- Ensure that health, hygiene, and safety regulations are followed at all times.
- To support the person you are working with in the home and to access the community
- Providing guidance and support for domestic duties such as meal preparation and cleaning
- Support service users in accessing activities such as cycling, walking, swimming. You will need to be physically able to adequately support.
- Working closely with vulnerable adults, staff, families, and other relevant professionals
- Following service users care plans closely and in line with CQC regulations
- Complete all relevant training that is appropriate for your job role to ensure the best support for the service users, and to encourage personal
- Always implement and respond to our Safeguarding policy and guidance, raising any safeguarding concerns promptly and correctly
- To attend regular team meetings and regular support and supervision sessions with management, to ensure the priorities and values of Fairmont Residential are continuously met.
- Responsible for maintaining accurate and good quality written records, in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures and within timescales given.
- Promoting effective communication
- To undertake any other duties as seen as appropriate as part of your job role
Qualifications and Experience
- Level 2 English or equivalent
- Care certificate (Desirable)
- MAPA (Desirable)
- First Aid certificate (Desirable)
- Experience of working within a care setting (Desirable)
- Experience of working with or having a great understanding of Autism (extremely desirable)
Skills and Behaviours
- Excellent communication and listening skills
- Attention to detail
- Team Player
- Organisation skills
- Time management
- Decision making
- Ability to work independently
- Basic IT skills
- Happy to work flexibly in a small team
- Promotes inclusion, diversity, and equality
- Commitment to training and development
- Demonstrates a patient, understanding and empathetic approach
- Understanding the impact of Autism on the service users, and their families
- Willingness to learn