Job details

Support Worker
Emerson Valley

Job reference: 002402

Location: Emerson Valley

Closing date: 29/08/2022

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Employment type: Full-time or part-time

Are you looking for work that is truly fulfilling? Do you want a job where your influence will continue long after your shift ends?

In Emerson Valley you will help to support James*, a gentleman in his late 20s who enjoys a wide range of activities such as swimming, yoga, meditation, walking and shopping. One of James’ favourite hobbies is visiting the High Wycombe Air Park to look at planes. He also enjoys going on spa trips and using the hydropool.

At home, James likes to unwind by using his IPad, solving puzzles, listening to the radio and connecting with his family. Family is extremely important and you will help James to maintain contact and accommodate weekly support visits.

James is non-verbal and will often lead you towards certain areas of his home in order to express himself, for example, he will guide you to the kitchen when he is hungry or hand you his car keys when he would like to go out on drive. You'll learn how to respond using short phrases, yes or no questions, sign and body language. You'll discover that every tiny thing you do has an impact, and when you get it right, you'll know you've got it right: you'll see his body relax or his eyes light up!

We have full-time (37.5 hours) and part-time (various) hours available. You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

*Name changed for privacy

About you

Experience in social care isn't necessary. If you have the right attitude, good customer service skills, share our values and are willing to learn, you’re likely to be a great fit.  We are looking for people who celebrate differences, and we strive to make all our staff feel included, valued and respected.

James has a diagnosis of autism so an interest in this field would be beneficial. This role will require you to deliver some personal care, assist with finances and support the administration of medication.

You will need to have a manual driving licence. James has his own car which will you will use when taking him out.

About us

MacIntyre is a national charity which supports over 1,200 people with a learning disability and/or autism.

We were founded in 1966 by the visionary parent of a child with disabilities and have been growing steadily ever since. We celebrate and develop everyone’s unique gifts, talents and contributions.

This advert is for a role within our Milton Keynes Adult Services.

Training and Development

At Macintyre we fully support your training and development. We know it can be daunting to start a new job, and not everyone learns the same way, so throughout your probation we will provide you with a mixture of eLearning, face-to-face training and mentoring support whilst on the job.

But it doesn't stop there - throughout your career with us you will have access to our own dedicated in house Learning and Development team, Quality Specialists and HR Teams. These teams, along with your Manager, will provide you with opportunities to learn and develop professionally as well as enabling and supporting you to achieve professional qualifications and career progression opportunities - all free of charge.

Pay and Rewards

We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our staff which includes:

  • Six weeks' annual leave including statutory public holidays
  • Workplace Pension scheme – MacIntyre will contribute 3% of your salary to all eligible employees
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • Health Cash Plan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody (at reduced cost)
  • MacIntyre Sick Pay (qualifying period)
  • Life assurance scheme offering valuable benefits to your dependents
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme which recognises and rewards staff
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
  • Access to the Blue Light Card which offers thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street for emergency and social care staff.
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (cost paid by MacIntyre)  

How to apply

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.

Alternatively if you would prefer to complete a manual application form, call us 01908 357 016 and we will send an application form to you.

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 and Diversity statement

MacIntyre safeguards and promotes the welfare of the children, young people and adults we support. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.

MacIntyre is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support. As part of this commitment, our accessibility toolbar allows you a number of options: read adverts in another language (including Welsh for our Services located in Wales), change the font to Open Dyslexia, change the colours, and many others. Just click the button marked “Accessibility” at the top of the screen.

COVID-19 Information

We are committed to maintaining a COVID-19 secure workplace and to supporting a rigorous approach to protecting the health and safety of candidates, our employees and the people we support. MacIntyre's policy for this role requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or exempt). This means having Vaccinations 1 and 2. You can join us if you have had at least one vaccination, and have your second vaccination eight weeks after the first.