Support Worker - Learning Disabilities

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

Job Description

What a heart warming feeling it is to bring a smile to another's 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 are seeking experienced and non experienced Support Workers  for our nursing home in St Albans.

What will I be doing?

We are looking for people to come in and help us create a relaxed and homely environment for adults with multiple learning and physical disabilities.

The people who make their home here (aged mid-twenties to mid-sixties) will need support with a range of activities from the everyday living needs and ‘must dos’ such as assisting with medications, intimate care and feeding (which is sometimes via a peg tube) through to the lighter side of life doing things like swimming, arts and crafts, eating out, parties or just getting out and about locally in their mini-bus. Staff share mealtimes with people we support, cooking beautiful food which everyone enjoys.We have a multi-disciplinary staff team plus registered nurses who are on shift at all times so you will always be supported too.The people we support don't have much if any verbal communication. You’ll become great at picking up small non-verbal cues. You’ll discover that every tiny thing you do has an impact. When you get it right, you’ll know you got it right: you’ll get a chuckle or a smile; you’ll see someone’s body relax or their eyes light up.

Our full-time positions are 37.5 hours a week or if you're interested in a part-time role, let us know how many hours you can work. You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.

Who will this suit?

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 two days are the same and the reward of seeing YOUR personal impact is incredibly inspiring and something that you'll never forget.  The type of person who makes a great support worker at MacIntyre, is someone who is an excellent listener, is empathetic to another persons needs and will eventually be able to just  ‘know’ what may or may not be good for the person they are supporting. 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 a full manual drivers licence that allows you to drive in the UK as there may be times you'll be required to drive the home's minibus.

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