Support Worker - Waking Nights

£9.32 - £9.67 hourly
  • MacIntyre
  • Wingrave, Aylesbury, UK
  • 29 Sep, 2020
Full time Childcare Healthcare Nonprofit-Social Services Other Social Work

Job Description

Are you looking for a new opportunity and the chance to make a difference? Are you warm, willing to learn, and resilient? Then you are probably just the person our children need.

You'll be a Waking Nights Support Worker at our children's home, working with children who have autism and severe learning disabilities. Part of a close-knit team, you'll support children and young people aged 11 to 19 to get settled of a night time and ready for a good nights sleep ahead of tomorrow's activities. You'll check on the children at regular intervals throughout the night and be there to give the children emotional support and reassurance should they feel anxious at anytime. During the day the children go to the nearby MacIntyre school. 

The role is 38 hours per week and you'll be working shifts on a rota including days, evenings and weekends.

You may have been a care worker or healthcare assistant before, but if not don’t worry, you don’t need experience – so long as you have the right approach, we can teach you the rest.

We’ll support you to gain your Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (free of charge), alongside other specialist training all provided on site by MacIntyre. The Diploma is a requirement for all Support Workers at our residential children's homes and you will need to obtain it within two years of starting your employment with us.

Some things you need to know

  • You’ll be supporting young people who have complex needs and may show challenging behaviour. Our specialist teams will support you to learn ways of helping them manage this behaviour.
  • You must be willing to provide personal care where needed.
  • Ideally you will have a full driving licence as you may be asked to drive service vehicles and obviously you will need to get to and from work - our children's home is in a rural location with no close-by public transport.

About us

MacIntyre is an award-winning national charity supporting people with learning disabilities.  

We use person-centred approaches 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 Positive Behaviour Support strategies ensures we see the person first, not their behaviour or learning disability.

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:

  • 30 days annual leave (including statutory public holidays)
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • MacIntyre pays for your DBS check
  • Employee Assistance scheme 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

Next Steps

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, 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 the attachments on our website or phone us on 01296 681 274 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

Contact 01908 357016 in case of query. Registered Charity No. 250840