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Support Worker

Full Time

Job Description

Support Worker (Relief)


£8.30 an hour plus benefits

Ref: ASAC460154

What a heart warming feeling it is to bring a smile to anothers face. But do you know what lasts longer than a smile? The feeling of supporting and empowering people with learning disabilities and autism to live a life that makes sense to them.

Seeing the difference that YOU can make. Now that IS rewarding….

We have a vacancy supporting adults for a full-time Relief Support Worker in our Lifelong Learning Centre in Old Whittington, Chesterfield. This position is for 38 hours per week.


You will play a key part in assisting the people we support to live as independently as possible. We support up to about 30 people at Lifelong Learning Centre, whose ages range from about 35 up to 60.

You will join in with their favourite pastimes and hobbies, helping them be active members of their local community. We have a full packed timetable from day trips out to Bowling, Boccia, Curling, Swimming, Walking, Baking and much more.

Because of the complexity of their learning disabilities, some people require help with intimate care or medication. Some of the people can display challenging behaviour and require emotional reassurance and support however, we will provide you with full training to facilitate positive behaviour along with day-to-day help and advice from your Head of Service (Frontline Manager).

Most of the shifts are daytime, but some flexibility may be required due to the activity or the person you will be supporting.

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.

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.

You will need to be a driver for this post and have your own transport insured for business use. On ocassions you may be required to use the company vehicle.

Pay and Rewards

MacIntyre offers a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications. We also offer a range of benefits which include:
* 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 mo

You will also have the possibility of applying for any permanent positions that become available in the Chesterfield area.

Next Steps

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.

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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