Staff and Therapeutic Services

With around 160 members of staff, Low Laithes is one of the largest employers in the area.

Therapeutic services
We have a team of over 30 people within Therapeutic Services. The members of the team work together with the individual towards reaching their full potential, alongside those who are important to them. The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) aims to enable all staff to understand and meet the needs of the people we support, helping them stay safe and calm enough in the short term to learn the skills that will improve their well-being and engagement in the long term.

The mission of the Therapeutic Team is that:

"We will create opportunities for engagement and communication to improve and increase independence and quality of life for the people we support"

More specific information about our Therapeutic Services can be found here.
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Our recruitment process is thorough and before joining us people’s employment histories are thoroughly checked, references taken up and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks carried out. 

Hesley Group is dedicated to improving the performance and self-esteem of its staff in a way that directly improves the quality of life of the people we support. To this end our workforce development department (Hesley People) provides and commissions a comprehensive programme of workforce development activities. To do this we use a blended learning approach which ranges from, delivery in the classroom for most programmes, e-learning where needed, on the job coaching and mentoring, apprenticeships, qualifications both vocational, academic and professional, accredited courses, open learning and further Continuous Professional Development (CPD). 

All new staff are required to attend and complete a relevant corporate and service-specific induction programme to their role. These are aimed at meeting national legislation and standards such as the Care Certificate, Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Children's Residential Services'. We also run a comprehensive leadership and management programme which ensures managers have the knowledge, skills and abilities to lead and manage effectively. 

Once the above is complete we move on to personal development programmes (CPD) including supervision and ongoing appraisal which are key parts that further develop staff knowledge skills and motivation in order to achieve and maintain a high quality of service for the people we support. 

Staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring a wealth of specialist autism, learning disability, training, education and other experience to Low Laithes. 

A highly experienced and specialist multi-disciplinary team, comprising of clinicians, managerial and supporting staff, together with families, will work to optimise the provision of individualised care and therapeutic interventions.

We have a firm belief in the 'Power of Yet' and this is at the heart of the service offered at Low Laithes.

There is a strong multi-disciplinary approach, and people are supported by a range of staff, including:

  • Support Staff, and Team Managers; 
  • A Vocational Programme Co-ordinator, a Vocational Mentor and sessional workers; 
  • Care Managers who work with specialist clinicians to ensure people receive individualised provision that matches their needs;
  • A Facilities Manager who leads teams of core staff who contribute to the smooth running of the site.

In supporting each person, staff seek to work closely also with external agencies, families and all others important to those living at Low Laithes, to provide the best possible networks of person-centred support, as well as the best possible person-centred plans.