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Support Worker - Full time

Salary:
£9.11 an hour plus benefits
Location:
Northenden
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 Support Workers for our new service in Northenden, Manchester assisting our 23 year old gentleman.

The Role:

This is such an exciting opportunity in a brand new service that has potential to grow with you as you develop within MacIntyre. Even the sky is no limit for your potential within the MacIntyre organisation!

We’re seeking fun loving, caring and passionate Support Workers to help support our gentleman to live as independently as possible whilst providing the care and attention he needs to live a life that that makes sense to him.

You will be actively involved in a wide range of activities including walking/running, trips away, arts and crafts, chilling in the garden or summerhouse through to the everyday living needs. There will be some personal care involved which will entail; helping with shaving, hair care, oral care, washing, picking out clothing and helping to fasten buttons etc.

Our gentleman is a healthy, strong and very phsyically able young man however, behaviours of concern can be displayed due to sensory issues (predominantly from sounds and noises which can trigger anxiety) but we will provide you with all the training and support you'll need to be able to react quickly should such situation arise.

About 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.

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 need a full manual drivers licence and be aged 21 or over and have at least 12 months driving experience (for insurance purposes) to be able to drive the companys mobility car.

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.

“I am proud of being employed by MacIntyre and can safely say I have never been happier in my work"

“I work with a great team and love working here.”

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 (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
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

Next Steps

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.*

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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