Do you have special skills that you could teach? Could you support people with learning disabilities, helping them to learn new skills for their lives?
We have vacancies for Support Workers in our expanding Lifelong Learning services which is based in Ampthill. We also provide these services throughout Bedfordshire supporting adults and are currently recruiting for full and part-time positions, please let us know how many hours you are looking to work and we will discuss further at interview.
We currently work with 54 adults with different learning disabilities requiring varying levels of support. This is a varied role in which you will support people to attend both the daytime learning centre and provide one-to-one support in the community (Outreach). Activities take place in the daytime, evenings, weekends and bank holidays, so you would be working relevant shifts on a rota basis.
You may be working in people's homes, one-to-one or as part of a team; Supporting people in a person centred way either in groups or on a 1-1 basis the daily activities can be varied as well as the shifts. You will join in with their favourite pastimes and hobbies, helping them lead active and healthy lives in their local community. You will support them to learn domestic and life skills such as looking after their homes, caring for their health, and being aware of their financial responsibilities.
What we need from you
Experience is not necessary, as we provide a full induction and free training programme, so this role is appropriate for a trainee or an experienced Healthcare Assistant who was looking for a change. People join us from many different backgrounds; What's important is that you share our values, have a positive approach and are willing to learn.
It is essential for this position that you hold a driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK, together your own transport which is insured for business use, because you will be travelling to support people around Bedfordshire. You will also be asked to drive mini buses and mobility vehicles belonging to the service.
Who are we?
MacIntyre is an 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.
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:
6.6 weeks (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) Workplace pension scheme MacIntyre pays for your DBS check 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 Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
Part-time positions are pro rata.
If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the green Apply button 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 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.
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