Do you want to work for an award winning charity? Could you support people with learning disabilities, helping them live life on their own terms?
You'll join us as a Support Worker, working across two of our supported living services in Worcester. We have part-time positions available (between 20 and 30 hours per week) which can be discussed further at interview.
About the role
In these two Macintyre services we support 5 people with learning disabilities. You will play a key part in assisting the people we support here to live as independently as possible. You will join in with their favourite pastimes and hobbies, helping them be active members of their local community. Activities might include swimming, walking, bus trips, going to the cinema and theatre, playing and listening to music, shopping or out for meals.
Because of the complexity of their learning disabilities, some people require help with intimate care or medication. When anxious they can display challenging behaviour and require emotional reassurance and support. We will provide you with everything you need to help people manage their behaviour, including specialist Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) training, as well as day-to-day help and advice from your Head of Service (Frontline Manager).
You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins.
The work can be demanding and doesn't suit everyone, but if it's right for you, you'll find it incredibly rewarding and valuable.
What we need from you
Although it can be helpful if you have experience as a care worker or healthcare assistant, this isn't essential. We provide a full induction and free training programme. People join us from many different backgrounds so don't hold back. What's most important to us is that you share our values, have a positive approach and are willing to learn.
It is desirable for these positions that you hold a full manual driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK, as there are service vehicles, but this is not essential.
MacIntyre is a award-winning national charity. We provide learning, support and care for more than 1,500 people who have a learning disability and/or autism. Our core belief is that everyone has potential, something to offer and a valuable contribution to make to their community.
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 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
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 357016 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