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Waking Nights Support Worker (20 hrs)

Salary:
£8.35 an hour plus benefits
Location:
Shrewsbury
Company:
MacIntyre

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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 experienced and non experienced Waking Nights Support Workers (20 hours per week) for our home in Shrewsbury.

Outline

In this service MacIntyre supports three men aged from mid 40's to 50's. Two of which are wheelchair users and needs support to be hoisted; One is also deaf so he uses a mixture of signing. These men just love to have fun, banter and a laugh in general. They need fun loving, outgoing staff with a bubbly personality, who are also good at listening and watching body language to see if you are doing things right.

Because our gentelman have very busy days full of activities, laughter and banter, they mainly require a presence of an evening to help ensure they are settled and happy. This may include also being there as an emotional reassurance for them throughout the night.

You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including nights, weekends & bank holidays.

About MacIntyre

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 Behavior 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 nights are the same and the reward of seeing YOUR personal impact is incredibly inspiring and something you'll never forget.

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.

Pay and Rewards

MacIntyre offers 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).
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 qualificationsWorkplace pension scheme
MacIntyre pays for your DBS check
Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
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

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.

*Please Note* that if we feel we have received a sufficient number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert early.

Safer Recruitment

MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (paid for by MacIntyre), together with all other relevant recruitment and right to work checks. Where relevant, candidates from outside the EU will need to produce a biometric residency permit. Additionally, any successful candidate who has spent six months or more outside the UK (as an adult) within the last five years will need to obtain an overseas police check.

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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