Why don't you "Take a chance on me"? If you're a fan of Mamma Mia, we promise you'll really enjoy this job!
Female applicants only please.
Let us introduce you to Katie*, who is 19 years old and enjoys long walks in big open spaces and going to trampoline parks. Her collection of toys and dolls are really important to her. And if you're a fellow Mamma Mia fan, you'll get along just fine.
Katie has recently moved into her own flat in Hemel Hempstead and is looking for new staff to support her. As you can imagine, moving is a big change and will take some getting used to. You will be patient, understanding and provide emotional reassurance.
You will work collaboratively with Katie as everyone gets to know each other, sharing enthusiasms, interests and fun.
This is a part-time opportunity, working 20 hours a week. You'll take your turn on a rota which includes early mornings, evenings and weekends.
“I came from a background in retail and this job has been a totally different experience. Each day is different and every day I go home feeling I truly made a difference in someone else's life, I just wish I had thought about this type of work sooner.” - Support Worker, 2021.
*Name changed for privacy
Of course we welcome you if you've been a care assistant or support worker, but experience isn’t necessary. If you share our values, are warm, friendly and willing to learn, you’re likely to be a great fit.
We’re looking for people who celebrate differences, and we strive to make all our staff feel included, valued and respected.
MacIntyre is a national charity which supports over 1,200 people with a learning disability and/or autism.
We were founded in 1966 by the visionary parent of a child with disabilities and have been growing steadily ever since. We celebrate and develop everyone’s unique gifts, talents and contributions.
Training and Development
At Macintyre we fully support your training and development. We know it can be daunting to start a new job, and not everyone learns the same way, so throughout your probation we will provide you with a mixture of eLearning, face-to-face training and mentoring support whilst on the job.
But it doesn't stop there - throughout your career with us you will have access to our own dedicated in house Learning and Development team, Quality Specialists and HR Teams. These teams, along with your Manager, will provide you with opportunities to learn and develop professionally as well as enabling and supporting you to achieve professional qualifications and career progression opportunities - all free of charge.
Pay and Rewards
We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our staff which includes:
- Six weeks' annual leave including statutory public holidays
- Workplace Pension scheme – MacIntyre will contribute 3% of your salary to all eligible employees
- MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
- Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
- Health Cash Plan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody (at reduced cost)
- MacIntyre Sick Pay (qualifying period)
- Life assurance scheme offering valuable benefits to your dependents
- MacIntyre Rewards Scheme which recognises and rewards staff
- MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
- Access to the Blue Light Card which offers thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street for emergency and social care staff.
- Enhanced DBS Certificate (cost paid by MacIntyre)
How to apply
If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.
if you would prefer to complete a manual application form, call us 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 and Diversity statement
MacIntyre safeguards and promotes the welfare of the children, young people and adults we support. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.
MacIntyre is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support. As part of this commitment, our accessibility toolbar allows you a number of options: read adverts in another language (including Welsh for our Services located in Wales), change the font to Open Dyslexia, change the colours, and many others. Just click the button marked “Accessibility” at the top of the screen.
This post is exempt from the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1) which provides for the application of a genuine occupational requirement.
During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates. This means we take every precaution to keep you and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process.
Additionally, MacIntyre's policy for this role requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or exempt). This means having Vaccinations 1 and 2. You can join us if you have had at least one vaccination, and have your second vaccination 10 weeks after the first.