“Having just completed some of the KAT Induction around Autism and PBS,
I really would like to highlight how much specialist training staff
receive right from the outset. I found it exceptional!”
Head of Operation: Quality Compliance and Care, Jan 2023
The Trust provides an ongoing staff-training programme to reinforce and update the necessary staff skills to achieve its aims. Our training aims to give staff a thorough understanding of the underlying impairment.
The training provided for all staff incorporates specialist training in skills for assessing the function of behaviour, behavioural intervention techniques, goal setting, skill teaching for individuals on the autism spectrum and communication skills.
The Trust recognises that the staff role is crucial in providing an interface for the people we support with the world. In particular, staff need skills and abilities to be able to:
Understand and interpret the verbal or non-verbal communications of individuals on the autism spectrum.
Translate situations, events and concepts into language that can be understood and grasped by individuals on the autism spectrum.
Be sensitive in the recognition of anxiety level.
Manage and reduce challenging behaviour.
Recognise the value of repetitive reinforcement and have the ability to make careful use of structure in order to counteract lack of motivation.
Our training framework ensures that we conform to CQC requirements with regards to induction and ongoing training.
The Trust also provides autism training for parents, professionals and other organisation.
Details available upon request.