Support Worker

£8.75 hourly
  • MacIntyre
  • Flitwick Road, Westoning, Bedford, UK
  • 29 Sep, 2020
Full time Charity Healthcare Nonprofit-Social Services Other Social Work

Job Description

Could you support people with a learning disability to live more independently? Would you like to make a difference that lasts long after the end of your shift? No experience needed.

You'll be a Support Worker in Westoning, near Bedford, supporting adults with a learning disability or autism.  You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays. 

You'll support people to enjoy their favourite hobbies, both at home and out and about as lock-down begins to lift. You'll help them learn new things and live as independently as possible.  Some people will require your assistance with intimate care or medication. When struggling to communicate, people can display behaviour you may find challenging. We will provide you with full training and back-up from our specialist teams and your colleagues.

What we need from you

You don't need experience, as we provide a full induction and free training programme. What's important is that you share our values, have a positive approach and are willing to learn. However there are two essentials:

  • We are only able to accept applications from males, due to the personal care needs of the men we support
  • You MUST be a driver with a manual licence, as you will be driving service vehicles.

Who are we?

MacIntyre is an award-winning national charity supporting over 1,500 people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We celebrate everyone’s unique gifts, talents and contributions.

Training and benefits

MacIntyre provides a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications, free of charge.

Our benefits include:

  • 30 days' annual leave (including public holidays)
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
  • 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 pays for your DBS check

Part-time positions are pro rata.

Next Steps

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the purple Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.*

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.

* If you would prefer to complete a manual application form, you can either download one from the attachments on our website advert or phone us on 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.

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

This post is exempt from the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1) which provides for the application of a genuine occupational requirement.