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Support Worker Part time (up to 30 hrs)

£8.55 an hour plus benefits

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What a heart warming feeling it is to bring a smile to anothers face. But do you know what lasts longer than a smile? The feeling of supporting and empowering people with learning disabilities and autism to live a life that makes sense to them.

Seeing the difference that YOU can make. Now that IS rewarding….

We are seeking an experienced OR non experienced Part time Support Worker for our Registered Care home in Flitwick, near Bedford (up to 30 hours per week).

About the role

Our friendly and fun household in Flitwick is home to six adults (aged between 50 to 70), who all have a range of learning disabilities.

We're looking for a Part Time Support Worker to help assist us with a range of activities from the everyday living needs and ‘must dos’ (such as assisting with medications, supporting with attending health and medical appointments, moving and handling and some personal care), through to the lighter side of life doing things like becoming involved with the local community, shopping, baking, gardening and socialising with family and friends.

We occasionally come across challenging behaviour in our home however, this is usually because one of our residents requires additional emotional reassurance and support but we will ensure you are fully prepared and trained to deal with these behaviours if and when they arise.

You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins (2/3 times per week). Morning shift is from 7.30am to 3pm; Afternoon shift is from 2.30pm to 10pm.

Who are we?

We are an Award winning Charity that has the core belief that everyone has potential, something to offer and a valuable contribution to make to their community.

We use a person centered approach 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 a Positive Behaviour Support strategy ensures we see the person first, not their disability.

What we need from you

Firstly, you don’t need experience to become a Support Worker but it’s not easy. The work can be demanding and challenging at times but no 2 days are the same and the reward of seeing YOUR personal impact is incredibly inspiring and it’s something you’ll never forget.

The type of person who makes a great support worker at MacIntyre, is someone who is an excellent listener, is empathetic to another persons needs and will eventually be able to just ‘know’ what may or may not be good for the person they are supporting.

As long as you have the passion and drive to want to make a real difference, we’ll teach you the rest. With your key attributes and our training, together we can deliver the best possible support.

*You will be driving our homes Mobility car so it is essential you have a full manual driving licence and be aged 21 or over for insurance purposes.

Training and benefits

MacIntyre provides a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications, free of charge.

Our benefits include:

6.6 weeks' leave (including statutory public holidays) rising with service to a maximum of 7.6 weeks (including statutory public holidays) after 5 years (pro rata for part time staff)
The sense of feeling proud of your impact and proud of how far the person you’re supporting has come
Full and on going training
Opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications
Workplace pension scheme
MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
Cashplan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody
MacIntyre Rewards Scheme
MacIntyre pays for your DBS check

Part-time positions are pro rata.

How to apply:

We want to make it as easy as possible for you so there are a couple of options.

You can 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 our website or phone us on 01908 357 016 and we will post you an application form.

Don’t have a CV? Not sure if you’d qualify? Sometimes it’s easier to chat it all out over the phone so please, don’t hesitate to call our friendly team to discuss any of your questions. We won’t judge if you decide not to go ahead.

Be an inspiration – take this fulfilling opportunity to make a positive impact and give us a call on: 01908 357016.

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.

* If you would prefer to complete a manual application form, you can either download one from the attachments on our website advert or phone us on 01908 357 016 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.

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

*[This post is exempt from the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1) which provides for the application of a genuine occupational requirement.]

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