WorkingAtStroudCourtWorking at Stroud Court

Around 90 people have chosen to make a career at Stroud Court.

More than 50 of them support our residents on a daily basis. A further seven provide a varied daily programme of on and off site activities including visits to local attractions, hikes, social events, craft activities and swimming.

Our administrative team includes a training department, financial staff, facilities coordinators and a fundraiser. Our management team is five strong and is responsible for the smooth running of Stroud Court

 

Benefits and career progression

Supporting autistic adults can be rewarding, challenging, exhausting and fulfilling, often in equal measure. We’re very aware that our staff are unique and special people and, with a variety of full- and part-time roles available, we work closely with all team members to help them find the work/life balance that best suits them and our autistic adult residents.

We have a clearly-defined career path for all team members that starts with an excellent induction programme and provides continuing professional development opportunities. Stroud Court operates a company pension scheme and offers sick pay benefits for staff who have passed their 12 month probationary period.

 

Staff training

Our residents have significant and varying needs and so it’s important—to them and to us—that staff receive extensive and ongoing training.

In 2012 we formally established an in-house training team. This allows for coordinated and efficient delivery of training across our large staff team.

Every member of staff is required to complete our in-house course, An Introduction to Autism, as well as attend Positive Behaviour Support Training and Positive Behaviour Management Training.

Members of staff who work directly with residents are required to complete the Care Certificate, a national initiative introduced in 2015 to ensure consistent standards across all adult social care support roles.

In addition, specific training is given in health and safety at work; safeguarding of vulnerable adults; safe handling of medicines; equality and diversity; first aid at work; emergency first aid; nutrition; food and hygiene; moving and assisting; infection control; and epilepsy awareness.