Do you want to have a positive effect on someone's life? Could you support people with learning disabilities, helping them live life on their own terms?
MacIntyre is a award-winning national charity supporting people with learning disabilities. Our core belief is that everyone has potential, something to offer and a valuable contribution to make to their community.
We are recruiting for a full-time Support Worker at one of our services in Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes. This position is for 38 hours per week.
About the role
You will play a key part in assisting the 6 people we support (aged 40 - 60 years old) in this registered care service 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 cooking, socialising e.g. pub, going to the cinema or meals out, swimming, and holidays, or simply assisting with health appointments.
Because of the complexity of their learning disabilities, some people require help with intimate care or medication. They can display challenging behaviour and require emotional reassurance and support. We will provide you with full training and with day-to-day help and advice from your Head of Service (Frontline Manager) and Senior Support Workers.
You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins. Examples of the shift patterns are : 7.30am - 3pm / 2.30pm - 10pm although other hours occasionally as required by the needs of the individuals we support.
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
We provide a full induction and free training program so social care experience is not necessary; People join us from many different backgrounds from experienced Care Workers and Healthcare Assistants to trainees or people looking for a new career. What's important is that you share our values, have a positive approach and are willing to learn.
It is essential for this position that you hold a full manual driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK, together your own transport which is insured for business use.
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) raising 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 pays for your DBS check
* 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
* Opportunities for transfers and promotions and we have 16 services in the Milton Keynes area
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 from the attachments on our website advert or phone us on [Click here to apply]
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
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in case of query. Registered Charity No. 250840
Tuesday 24 September 2019
Support Worker - full-time - Milton Keynes (Shenley Church End)