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Support Worker Learning Disability Full & Part time

£9.11 an hour plus fantastic benefits

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Love singing? Going for teas, coffees, pub lunches and picnics? Reading stories and poems? Sensory groups? Visiting family and friends? Well what if I told you this could be part of your job?

Working as a Support Worker for MacIntyre is more rewarding than you think. MacIntyre is an award-winning national charity supporting people with autism and learning disabilities and we’re hiring now.

We have openings for both full and part-time, experienced or non-experienced Support Workers.

The positions range from 15 hours per week up to 37.5 hours basic, with sleep-in support as an additional payment. This can be discussed further at interview to find out which one would suit you best

Please note we require drivers with a full UK license at this service.

The Role

We are seeking fun-loving, caring and passionate individuals to help support people to live as independently as possible whilst providing the care and attention they need to live a life that makes sense to them.

You will encourage the people we support to get involved in their hobbies and pastimes. This may include any of the above and more! Maybe you've got some hobbies you'd like to introduce them to, or other ideas for day trips and activities too?

You'll help us provide a relaxed and homely environment, supporting people aged from early 40s to early 60s.

Some of the people we support don't have much if any verbal communication so we will help you to pick up small non-verbal cues. You will discover that every tiny thing you do has an impact. When you get it right, you’ll know you got it right: you’ll get a chuckle or a smile; you’ll see someone’s body relax or their eyes light up.

Some people also require help with intimate care and medication.

You will take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, some sleep ins, alternate weekends and bank holidays.

You don't need experience as we provide full training and day-to-day support. What's important is that you share our values, have a positive approach and are willing to learn.

The work is demanding and it’s not for everyone but the ultimate reward is the heart-felt feeling of being able to see the positive impact you're able to have on another person's life and this is something you'll never forget.

Want to know what it's like to work at MacIntyre? read on.....

"It's rewarding to see those we support achieve something new on a daily basis. Working as part of a great team we all support one another. We have great guidance from management and excellent training opportunities, equipping us with skills which enable us to provide the best possible support to the people who live at this service." Amanda, Team Member - June 2019

About us

MacIntyre is an award-winning national charity supporting over 1,500 people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We celebrate everyone’s unique gifts, talents and contributions.

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:

30 days annual leave (including statutory public holidays) 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

Part-time positions are pro rata.

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

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