Support Worker Part time
MacIntyre
Shrewsbury, UK
2d ago

What a heart warming feeling it is to bring a smile to anothers 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 (24 hours per week) for our home in Shrewsbury.

About the role

  • In this service MacIntyre supports three men aged from mid 40's to 50's. Two of which are wheelchair users and need support to be hoisted;
  • One is also deaf so he uses a mixture of signing. These men just love to have fun, banter and a laugh in general. They need fun loving, outgoing staff with a bubbly personality, willing to go anywhere, who can drive;
  • as well as being good at listening and watching body language to see if you are doing things right.

    You will play a key part in assisting the guys we support to live as independently as possible. You will join in with their favourite pastimes and hobbies, helping them be active members of their local community.

    Activities might include seeing families, watching nature programmes, playing and listening to music, using a tablet, cycling, swimming, visiting day centres, singing and dancing, crafts, shopping and helping around the house.

    There'll always be lots of banter involved and you'll be having lots of fun in the process!

    Because of the complexity of their learning disabilities, they require help with intimate personal care including washing.

    We will provide you with full training and with day-to-day help and advice from your Head of Service.

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

    About MacIntyre

    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.

    What we need from you

    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 2 days are the same and the reward of seeing YOUR personal impact is incredibly inspiring and something 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.

    It is essential for these positions that you hold a full manual driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK, as you will be required to drive service vehicles.

    For insurance purposes you must have held your UK driving licence for 12 months or more. Pay and Rewards

    MacIntyre offers a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications.

    We also offer a range of benefits which includes :

  • 6.6 weeks (including statutory public holidays) rising with service to a maximum of 7.6 weeks (including statutory public holidays) after 5 years (pro rata for part time staff).
  • 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 qualificationsWorkplace pension scheme
  • MacIntyre pays for your DBS check
  • Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • 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

    How to apply

    We want to make it as easy as possible for you so there are a couple of options.

    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.

  • Please Note* that if we feel we have received a sufficient number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert early. Safer Recruitment
  • MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (paid for by MacIntyre), together with all other relevant recruitment and right to work checks.

    Where relevant, candidates from outside the EU will need to produce a biometric residency permit. Additionally, any successful candidate who has spent six months or more outside the UK (as an adult) within the last five years will need to obtain an overseas police check.

    Empowering people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them This post is exempt from the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1) which provides for the application of a genuine occupational requirement.

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