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Relief (Bank) Support Worker - residential children's school

£8.25 to £8.40 an hour

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Would you like to earn some extra money? Are you looking for a new opportunity and a chance to make a difference? Then you're probably just the person our children need.

You'll be part of our bank of Relief Support Workers at our children's home, working on the residential side of the school with children who have autism and severe learning disabilities. Part of a close-knit team, you'll support children and young people aged 11 to 19, supporting them with their daily lives and encouraging them to take part in community activities and hobbies. During the day the children go to the nearby MacIntyre school.

Bank staff cover the shifts when the regular permanent members of staff are off sick, on annual leave, training or during other periods when we are short-staffed. Shifts could include days, evenings and weekends. There is no obligation to accept any shifts offered and we will try and find a good work/life balance preparing rotas the month before. If you haven't worked a shift for 3 months you will automatically drop off our Relief register.

You may have been a care worker or healthcare assistant before, but if not don’t worry, you don’t need experience – so long as you have the right approach, we can teach you the rest. We’ll support you to gain your Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (free of charge), alongside other specialist training all provided on site by MacIntyre.

Maybe this is the opportunity you've been looking for, to experience a different career to see if this is the right one for you!

OPEN DAY - We are holding a Recruitment Open Day at MacIntyre school in Wingrave on Saturday 29 June 2019 from 10am to 4pm. If you want to know more about our current vacancies and what the school has to offer, please come along and talk to staff about the possibilities. Hope to see you there!

About us

MacIntyre is a award-winning national charity supporting people with learning disabilities. We use person centred approaches to keep the people we support safe, happy and healthy and to ensure each individual is able to live a life that makes sense to them. Using Positive Behaviour Support strategies ensures we see the person first, not their behaviour or learning disability.

Some things you need to know

You’ll be supporting young people who have complex needs and may show challenging behaviour. Our specialist teams will support you to learn ways of helping them manage this behaviour.
You must be willing to provide personal care where needed.
Ideally you will have a full driving licence as you may be asked to drive service vehicles and obviously you will need to get to and from work - our children's home is in a rural location.

Pay and Rewards

MacIntyre provides a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications. We also offer a range of benefits which includes:

Workplace pension scheme
MacIntyre pays for your DBS check
Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
Hourly rate (dependent on qualifications), plus holiday entitlement
Cashplan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody
MacIntyre Rewards Scheme
MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more

You will also have the opportunity to apply for any permanent positions that become available. This could be either one of our full or part-time positions in the school or on the residential side. Around 20% of our roles are filled with Relief staff transferring across.

Next Steps

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click Apply on the MacIntyre website; complete some brief details and upload your CV.

Alternatively if you would prefer to complete a manual application form, you can either download this from the attachments on our website or phone us on 01296 681 274 and we will send an application form to you.

Please note: we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don't delay, apply today!

Safer Recruitment Statement

MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining..

Empowering people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them

Contact 01908 357016 in case of query. Registered Charity No. 250840

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