Looking for work that is truly fulfilling? Could you support adults with a learning disability to live more independently?
You'll join a close-knit team supporting four men and three women who have learning disabilities and live within five bungalows in Flitwick. Everyone is in their twenties and thirties and likes to have lots of fun!
These are very busy households with lots going on, so the days fly by with no two being the same. A typical day shift might involve supporting Ryan* to attend his college course or Luke* with his volunteering at a nearby café.
The social side of things is very important, with karaoke nights at the pub proving very popular and a big hit with the locals. Sean* loves to take centre stage and is at his happiest with a microphone in his hand.
These homes have a lovely, family atmosphere. New team members are always made to feel welcome and benefit from working alongside experienced colleagues who are quick to help with training and advice.
We have full and part-time roles available across a rota which includes days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins.
*Names have been changed for privacy
Experience isn’t always necessary. If you have the right attitude, good customer service skills, share our values and are willing to learn, you’re likely to be a great fit. We are looking for people who celebrate differences, and we strive to make all our staff feel included, valued and respected.
It is essential for this role that you hold a full manual driving license in order to drive the service vehicles.
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.
During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates. This means we are taking every precaution to keep you and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process.
Additionally, evidence of full vaccination (or exemption) against COVID-19 is a requirement of this role (e.g. Vaccination 1 & 2). You can join us if you have had at least one vaccination (21 days before you start work) and have your second vaccination 10 weeks after your first vaccination.
- Customer Service
- Learning Disabilities
- Microphone Techniques