When you begin your journey with Kisimul Group you will be making a difference to people’s lives from day one. Our staff pride themselves on providing outstanding care and support to children and adults with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs, including behaviours of concern. The journey can be challenging at times but we’ll do all we can to support you as part of our family.
A career for life
Our staff are amazing, caring and passionate about the work they do. We know it’s easy for us to say so here’s some staff stories from just a few of the people who make up our fantastic team. It might just give you an insight into the work we do and how by joining us you could begin your journey and be making a difference each and every day. View our staff stories.
Kisimul Group offers induction and training programmes to all its staff.
All new staff are required to attend and complete a relevant corporate and service-specific induction programme matched to the role being undertaken. These are aimed at meeting national legislation, guidance and standards such as the Care Certificate, Level 2 diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in ‘Children’s Residential Services’. We also offer additional leadership and management programmes to ensure managers have the knowledge, skills and abilities to lead and manage effectively, this includes, relevant qualifications such as, Level 5 in Care or Leadership and Management.
All staff attend training in our Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) programme called Meas, which is certified by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) and the Restraint Reduction Network (RRN). It is a crisis prevention and management programme that strives to keep the individuals we work with at the center of everything we do, whilst reducing the need to rely on high-risk interventions wherever possible. The use of physical interventions are the absolute last resort.
After the induction programme staff move on to a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programme. This is informed through supervision and ongoing Personal Development Reviews in order to meet the needs of the individuals we support and maintain a high-quality service. This can include a wide range of topics such as Inclusive Communication, Makaton, Picture Exchange System (PECs), Social Stories, Dysphagia, Intensive Interactions, Autism, Theories of Attachment etc. alongside bespoke individualised training for staff teams.
If you are keen to grow and develop there are lots of opportunities available to maintain, grow and develop, knowledge, skills, motivation and new interests which include a wide range of professional courses, workshops and qualifications.
Benefits & rewards
Not only will you experience a great working environment, support from colleagues and outstanding training and development opportunities, our Support Worker roles offer:
- A competitive salary
- Overtime available
- Extensive training packages with time rostered out of your work rota to attend
- Life Assurance
- Fully expensed off-site activities and trips to attend alongside the people we support
- Genuine career development opportunities
- Fully funded DBS checks
We recognise the importance of investing in our staff so they are equipped to do their role to the highest standard. If you want a career where you can make a positive difference to somebody’s life, then we are committed to ensuring you are able to do this to the best of your ability.
There is a wide variety of training and development opportunities open to all staff. We will support our staff to grow and develop in their role and as an individual.
Kisimul Group has a skilled internal talent pool which we are keen to grow and develop. There are many opportunities that are available to our staff. If you are looking for your next career move take a look at our current vacancies.
Becoming a Support Worker
A Support Worker is responsible for providing people who use our services with high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare, care and physical and emotional support. You will work as part of a team to maintain a stable, happy and caring environment that ensures the health, safety and welfare of the person you support is an absolute priority. Regular and punctual attendance is a basic and essential requirement as is the need to be professional and a good role model
What we look for
As a Kisimul Group Support Worker, you will be key in helping young adults with complex needs. This is a challenging role, but the rewards are incomparable to any other job. You will be working in an environment where the little things that you do every day could have life-changing results. Your ambition for the people you support will help them take steps to fulfilling their potential.
It is important that you have the right values and qualities including:
- A genuine passion for care and to be motivated by contributing to the progression of others
- A strong team player
- Resilience to keep going at difficult times and to ask for support if needed
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Computer literacy
- A Diploma Level 2 in Health & Social Care or a willingness to complete this qualification within a fixed timeframe.
We want to make the recruitment process as easy and accessible for all candidates who would like to work with us, so here is a quick overview of what you can expect when you apply for a Support Worker role at Kisimul:
- Register on our online vacancy portal
- Complete the quick and easy application page
- Wait to hear from a member of the Kisimul recruitment team to find out if you have been shortlisted (you will be notified via email of any updates to your candidate account)
- Book onto an interview slot of your choosing as soon as possible
- Prepare for your interview by making sure you know about Kisimul Group and what it means to be a Support Worker
- Attend your interview – Good luck!
- Wait for the interview outcome
- Complete all of your onboarding documents via the candidate portal.