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Team Leader

£24,000 P/A
Macintyre Charity


Are you looking for the next stage of your career? Could you play a key part in our children's home for children with learning disabilities?

We have recently opened a new residential children’s home in St Albans. With the manager in place we are now looking to build our team of Support Workers so the next step is to recruit a Team Leader to work closely with our manager.

Outline of Role

What will your days be like? Well you'll deputise for the manager, supporting with every stage of developing the new service. You'll provide coaching, mentoring and encouragement to your team, working with them to find creative ways of interacting with children who have learning disabilities and/or autism. You'll provide direct support to the children, and liaise with families, social workers and other members of each child's support circle.

At this residential home, we can be supporting up to four children and young people, aged 10 to 18, who have learning disabilities and complex needs. This environment will be new to them, and you'll need to be aware of this and help support them with their anxieties as they settle in. As time goes on, the children and staff team will grow together in confidence and trust.

Shifts will be 7.5 hours per day over five days.

About us

MacIntyre is an award-winning national charity. We provide innovative support for children, young people and adults who have learning disabilities. We are expanding our services for children and young people around the country, providing real options in life for those who need them most.

About you

You will need experience in social care, and ideally have worked before with children who have complex needs. You'll definitely need to believe that children and young people with a learning disability have the right to the widest range of opportunities life can offer, and you must have the commitment and resilience to help make that happen.

We'll support you with a focused induction and extensive training, including the opportunity to take part in MacIntyre's internal leadership programme, and to gain your Level 3 Diploma in residential childcare, free of charge.

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:

  • 30 days annual leave (including statutory public holidays)
  • 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.

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