Support Worker
Witney, UK
6d ago

Love singing? Going for teas, coffees, pub lunch and picnics? Reading stories and poems? Sensory groups? Visiting family and friends?

Well what if I told you this could be part of your job?

Working as a Support Worker for MacIntyre Care is more rewarding than you think. MacIntyre Care is an award-winning national charity supporting people with autism and learning disabilities and we’re hiring now.

We have openings for both full and part time, experienced or non - experienced Support Workers.

The positions range from 15 hours per week up to 38 hours with Sleep in support as an additional payment. This can be discussed further at interview to find out which one would suit you best

The Role

We are seeking fun loving, caring and passionate individuals to help support people to live as independently as possible whilst providing the care and attention they need to live a life that that makes sense to them.

You will encourage the people we support to get involved in their hobbies and pastimes. This may include any of the above and more! Maybe you've got some hobbies you'd like to introduce them to or other ideas for day trips and activities too?

You'll help us provide a relaxed and homely environment, supporting people aged from early 40's to early 60's.

Some of the people we support don't have much if any verbal communication so we will help you to pick up small non-verbal cues.

  • You will 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.

    Some people at this service also require help with intimate care and medication.

    You will take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, some sleep ins, alternate weekends and bank holidays.

    You don't need experience as we provide full training and day-to-day support. What's important is that you share our values, have a positive approach and are willing to learn.

    The work is demanding and it’s not for everyone but the ultimate reward is the heart felt feeling of being able to see the positive impact you're able to have on another persons life and this is something that you'll never forget.

    Want to know what it's like to work at MacIntyre? read on.....

    Rewarding to see those we support achieve something new on a daily basis. Working as part of a great team we all support one another.

    With also great guidance support from management. Excellent training opportunities, equipping us with skills which enable us to provide the best possible support to the people who live at this service.

    Amanda,Team Member - Witney, 12th June 2019 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.

    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 :

  • 6.6 weeks' leave (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)
  • 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.

    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.

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