Waking Nights Support Worker

£9.11 hourly
  • MacIntyre
  • Highfield Park, St Albans, UK
  • 29 Sep, 2020
Full time Charity Healthcare Nonprofit-Social Services Other Social Work

Job Description

Are you looking for night time work ?

Could you support people with learning disabilities, helping them live life on their own terms?

You'll join us as a Waking Nights Support Worker, working in our St Albans service in Hertfordshire.

This is a part time role 30 hours per week across three nights

About  the role

You will be working at two neighbouring properties, helping us to provide a relaxed and homely environment, supporting people aged from mid-twenties to mid-sixties. You will be dealing with specific needs of the people we support, participating in some activities before bed such as reading or watching TV / films; as well as making light suppers or snacks and ensuring they're ready for bed.

You will be available during the night to provide physical support and emotional reassurance when they are wakeful; checking at regular intervals to ensure they are comfortable and getting a good night's sleep ready for the next day.  

There will be some personal care involved in this role along with lone working. There may also be behaviours of concern but we provide full training along with help and advice from the Frontline Manager. The night shift runs from 21:00 to 07:00. 

Night 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

Although it can be helpful if you have experience as a care worker, practitioner or healthcare assistant, this isn't essential. We provide a full induction and free training programme. People join us from many different backgrounds - it's more important to us that you have the right personal qualities and that you're willing to listen and learn.

Who are MacIntyre Care?

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.

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 weeks (including statutory public holidays) 

  • The sense of feeling proud of your impact and proud of how far the person you’re supporting has come
  • Full and on going training
  • Opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications
  • 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

Part-time positions are pro rata, or if you're interested in joining our bank of Relief Support Workers let us know. 

How do I apply?

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 01908 357 016 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.

Be an inspiration – take this fulfilling opportunity to make a positive impact and give us a call on: 01908 357016

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