Floating Support Worker


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£20040.40 - £24400.40
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Job Introduction

The Mobilisation and Floating Support Worker role is required to support with the mobilisation and transition of new packages of support or to support and problem-solve existing packages of support across the region.

The role may involve some travel and overnight stays, you will be allocated to packages for a time frame to enable the package of support to go live.

The role may involve a period of in reach in a secure setting and will include day/night shifts and travel.

Once the package of support is fully staffed and mobilised you will be reallocated to another package. (average 6-8 weeks)


This role is best suited to individuals who enjoy working with new teams, problem solving, supporting peers and those who like working in a dynamic, multi-disciplined way. This is a challenging and rewarding role.



To provide person-centred support to individuals living with a long-term condition or disability, in their own home. Supporting the individual to gain or recover a quality of life that enables them to achieve their full potential and enjoy a more rewarding personal and community life.

Main Responsibilities

  • To participate in the development of a Care Plan with the Individual, Team Leader, Locality Manager, Locality Nurse and Head of Rehabilitation, and participate in regular reviews
  • To read and demonstrate a full understanding of the Risk Management Plan, Positive Behavioural Plan, and any legal framework applied to the individual’s support. Ensuring to report any concerns or recommendations
  • To adopt the communication approach that best suits the individual’s needs, including non-verbal communication; use of communications aids and applications, or the use of Picture Exchange System (PEC) or Makaton.
  • Follow the Daily Activity Plan and Care Plan consistently, as well as complete Daily Records, Handovers and any other documentation as required
  • To offer support to the individual in all identified areas of daily living; including domestic tasks, pet care (if required), managing finances, shopping, food preparation and personal care may be required dependent on the needs of the individual
  • To support the individual to access services that support their health and wellbeing and maintaining accurate records of engagement and health outcomes.
  • To support the individual to meet their cultural, religious, spiritual, gender and sexual identity, promoting self-esteem at all time
  • To support the individual to maintain their home, including safety and security checks, environmental cleanliness, reporting property faults to the relevant parties i.e. Letting Agent, Landlord or Housing Association.
  • To offer support to the individual to participate in their community and to increase social inclusion, maintaining and developing friends/relationships. Continuously mapping the community for opportunities for inclusion and accessibility.
  • To offer support to the individuals to access travel and transport, in some circumstances this may require you to be a named driver of their Motability Car.
  • To assist the individual with their medication, as detailed in the Medicines Care Plan, ensuring steps towards self-management are achieved where appropriate
  • To carry out any levels of observation as directed by the Team Leader, Locality Nurse or Head of Rehabilitation and record correctly, for example incident/accident reports, ABC charts, body mapping, nutrition and hydration records
  • To travel as required nationwide depending on mobilization and / or package requirements.
  • To work closely with the Regional Managers and QI’s to support an individual’s transition to Gray Healthcare.

The Ideal Candidate



  • Over 6 months experience of supporting a vulnerable adult in a community setting.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written & verbally
  • Good IT Skills
  • Full UK Clean Driving Licence and the ability to travel as required and be flexible.
  • Ability to understand and follow Care Plans and Risk Management Plans
  • Genuine interest in working within a caring environment
  • Ability to participate in a Back Up rota
  • Willingness to undertake additional training
  • Ability to offer physical assistance if required
  • Desirable:


    • Care Certificate
    • NVQ/QCF in Health & Social Care
    • Experience working with Mental Health, Learning Disability or Autism
    • Experience of working with individuals with behaviours that challenge
    • Experience of working with individuals who are non-verbal
    • Good understanding of Positive Behaviour Support plans.
    • Good understanding of Recovery
    • Problem-solving skills

About The Company

A Fully Enhanced DBS Check will apply to this role



Regional travel is a requirement of this role

Our Approach

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 necessary. We do not discriminate with risk history, we work beyond the diagnosis 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 guided by our values in all that we do, 

  • We are inspiring – we believe in providing individualised support that meets peoples’ needs and enables them to achieve their goals. 

  • We collaborate – we believe that the best outcomes are achieved when we work together with shared aims. 

  • We are unique – we provide market leading, high quality and bespoke support that exceeds standards. 

  • We innovate – we challenge ourselves to be pioneering and find new ways to support people better. 

  • We are honest & transparent – we base our relationships on trust and openness regardless of how uncomfortable this may be.