Support Worker
Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, UK
3d ago

You'll join us as a Relief Support Worker working at our supported living service in Monkmoor, Shrewsbury. Relief work (sometimes known as Bank) means you'll cover when our permanent staff are on holiday, and at times of additional need.

About the role

You will play a key part in assisting the people 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.

The people we support enjoy going to bingo, canoeing, attending the local disco, going out for meals and volunteer work.

They both have a fantastic outlook on life and enjoy socialising with others.

One of the people we support is fairly independent and enjoys volunteer work and the other person enjoys attending varied services accessing activities that they really enjoy taking part in.

They need help with general household chores such as cleaning, washing and managing their household finances and from time to time require some support with visits to appointments with the Dentist and GP.

Relief shifts usually cover days, evenings, weekends and sleep-ins. We will provide you with full training and with day-

to-day help and advice from your Head of Service.

The work can be demanding and doesn't suit everyone, but if it's right for you, you'll find it incredibly rewarding and valuable.

About us

MacIntyre is a award-winning national charity. We provide learning, support and care for more than 1,500 people who have a learning disability and / or autism.

We use person centred approaches 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 Positive Behaviour Support strategies ensures we see the person first, not their behaviour or learning disability.

What we need from you

We provide a full induction and free training program so social care experience is not necessary; People join us from many different backgrounds from experienced Care Workers and Healthcare Assistants to trainees or people looking for a new career.

What's important is that you share our values, have a positive approach and are willing to learn.

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 :

  • Workplace pension scheme
  • MacIntyre pays for your DBS check
  • Hourly rate plus holiday entitlement
  • 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 Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry / PC World, Costa and many more
  • You will also have the possibility of applying for any permanent positions with MacIntyre when they get advertised.

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