Relief Support Worker (Bank)
£8.30 an hour
Looking for a job where you can make a positive difference?
Could you see yourself supporting a young man with complex learning disabilities? No experience needed.
We are currently recruiting Relief Support Workers to work with a man in his 20s who lives in his own specially adapted home in Wigan, near his family. He has very individual needs, autism and behaviours that maybe deemed as challenging. He requires a lot of emotional reassurance and support.
He enjoys anything to do with water play and outings in his car. You'll need to be patient and resilient, with loads of common sense. Perhaps you have an interest in psychology or want to specialise in autistic spectrum conditions. Either would be a good fit for this job.
We'll provide you with full training and day-to-day help and advice from your Head of Service. Because of the young man's individual needs, all staff must complete Positive Behaviour Management training. You will play a key part in the process of helping him develop and grow, in conjunction with his family, the staff team and specialist advisors.
How Relief works
The Relief (Bank) post will support the permanent rota staff by completing shifts that are vacant due to annual leave/sickness/training/unforeseen vacancies. As such, hours are non specific but the service will endeavour to balance the needs of the service against your own work/life balance as appropriately as possible. Rotas will be available 6 weeks in advance.
Who are we?
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.
What we need from 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.
The type of person who makes a great support worker at MacIntyre, is someone who is an excellent listener, is empathetic to another persons needs and will eventually be able to just 'know' what may or may not be good for the person they are supporting.
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.
It is essential for these positions that you hold a full manual driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK, as you will be required to drive service vehicles; and to comply with our insurance you must be over 21 years of age and you must have held your licence for over 12 months.
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:
* Workplace pension scheme
* MacIntyre pays for your DBS check
* Hourly rate plus holiday entitlement
* 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 Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
You will also have the possibility of applying for any permanent positions that become available in a MacIntyre service as we are continually growing in the Wigan area.
Service visit and interview date to be arranged once applications have been received and shortlisted.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you so there are a couple of options.
You can click Apply 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 this from our website or phone us on [Click here to apply]
and we will post you an application form.
Don't have a CV? Not sure if you'd qualify? Sometimes it's easier to chat it all out over the phone so please, don't hesitate to call our friendly team to discuss any of your questions. We won't judge if you decide not to go ahead.
Be an inspiration - take this fulfilling opportunity to make a positive impact. If you have any further questions, please contact Adam at the service on: [Click here to apply]
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.
MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (paid for by MacIntyre), together with all other relevant recruitment and right to work checks. Where relevant, candidates from outside the EU will need to produce a biometric residency permit. Additionally, any successful candidate who has spent six months or more outside the UK (as an adult) within the last five years will need to obtain an overseas police check.
Empowering people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them
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in case of query. Registered Charity No. 250840