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

Could you support people who have learning disabilities? Could you help create a relaxed and homely environment? Do you want your influence to last long after your shift ends?

The people who make their home in St Albans are aged mid-twenties to mid-sixties. They have multiple learning and physical disabilities. They don't have much verbal communication, but you'll become great at picking upon on small non-verbal cues. You'll discover that every tiny thing you do has an impact, and 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.

People 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: swimming, arts and crafts, getting out and about locally in their mini-bus. We all share mealtimes, with staff cooking beautiful food that everyone enjoys.

There's a multi-disciplinary staff team plus registered nurses who are on shift at all times, so you will always be supported too.

Working patterns

We have full-time (37.5 hours a week) and part-time (various) roles available.

You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.

There are no sleep-ins or night shifts.

What we need from you

You don't need experience to join us, we will give you all the training and support you need. You will need the right personal qualities though: empathy, creativity, warmth and resilience. 

You must be a driver with a manual licence, in order to drive our service vehicles.

About us

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.

Why join us? Check out our video to find out.

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:

  • Six weeks' 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 the Apply for Job button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.

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.

Accessibility and language

We want to make applying for our jobs easy for everyone. If you have difficulty accessing this advert, or you want to read it in another language (including Welsh for our services in Wales), just click the Accessibility link at the top of the page.

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