After listening to what our families have to say and speaking to those who have made enquiries with us, 2012 has seen us launch a ‘babysitting and one-to-one therapist’ service. This arm of our service is based on the same principle that we have across NETwork which is to provide the tools that others need to be successful and to strive for excellence in all that we do. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide practical and implementable solutions and exceptional hands on training to therapists and families. Two of the biggest struggles that we and our families have seen over the past is:
1)Independent therapists who can be unreliable and untrained due to the nature of them not having a team
2)Inability to get a babysitter who can follow through with behavioural and language basics and go the extra mile, so as you can have team meetings, attend intervention yourself or go on a well-earned date!
As you know, we only take on exceptional team members, which is why we have a very small, close-knit team. This often means that we can’t take on all families who enquire with us, and we are okay with that.
We have sought to overcome the problems outlined above. All of our therapists and babysitters:
-Have impeccable references
-Have clean CRBs
-Have been through at least three NETwork interviews!
-Have been seen working as part of their recruitment process
-Are 100% honest, 100% of the time
-Are timely and punctual
-Arrange their shifts one month in advance so as you can organise your schedule
-Are tidy! We know that you need your session set up for and cleaned away afterwards!
-Are discreet and confidential at all times
-Are working as a therapist as part of their career path. We do not take on therapists who are doing this as a ‘job on the side’.
-Will provide you with at least one months’ notice if they need to leave your programme
You do not need to run a programme with NETwork to use our babysitting and therapist service.
If your programme is run by a different provider, that is okay with us. You will still receive the same exceptional service that we provide our NETwork families. The only difference is that we won’t provide additional training in recommendations designed by your provider. We will leave that to them as we don’t want to tread on anybody’s toes. If our therapist believes a recommendation is outdated / unethical, or there is a problem with programming, we will decide as a team (that includes you!) how best to proceed.
Your babysitter and therapist will receive ongoing training
-Attend at least quarterly ABA training
-Attend at least monthly NETwork team meetings per case they are involved with
-Will touch-base with their NETwork Supervisor (Shelley or Lu) at least every 4-6 sessions
-Will receive a double-up from their NETwork Supervisor (Shelley or Lu) at least every 8-12 sessions for Junior Therapists and 12-16 sessions for Senior Therapists. This is where we come to your home to watch your therapist in action.
-Have a quarterly meeting with you to discuss your therapist’s progress on your programme
-Provide a replacement therapist if we have one available, should your therapist be sick
-Organise all scheduling, training, hiring and firing and all things in between!
We currently have babysitters & therapists available in:
The United Kingdom Canada Australia
Surrey Toronto Sydney
Central London Ontario Adelaide
North London Melbourne
Bangalore, however our therapist is able to travel to see you for two-full days of therapy per 8 hour total trip