Job details

Support Worker
Milton Keynes

Job reference: 001188

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing date: 30/09/2021

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Employment type: Full-time

Has the pandemic inspired you to consider a change in direction?

Registered Care Services (Crownhill, Shenley Church End and Great Holm)

Would you relish the opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives? 

If so, this could be a great opportunity for you to develop a career working with people who have a learning disability and/or autism. 

About the role

MacIntyre is an award-winning charity supporting people with learning disabilities and autism, and we have opportunities within our registered care provisions in Crownhill, Shenley Church End and Great Holm.

We are looking for active, fun-loving individuals who are willing to learn new things to support people of mixed ages and genders. You will join in with their favourite pastimes and hobbies, helping them to be active members of their local community, and promoting independence whilst recognising and reacting to changes in health needs.

No two days are the same! One day you may find yourself bowling, supporting  a dance or animal session or visiting the seaside. The next you might find yourself taking part in a sponsored bike ride or garden exercise class. Or perhaps you'll find yourself dancing round the living room to someone’s favourite songs! Every day is different when you work at MacIntyre.

We support many people, all with differing support needs: from individuals that are very independent to others needing more assistance. Some people we support require help with personal care and/or medication and can display some emotional and physical behaviours of concern.  We will provide you with full specialist training for this, as well as day-to-day help and advice from your manager and senior practitioners.

As part of the job you will be required to work on a rota basis which includes days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.  The shift patterns across our services vary depending on people's needs..   

What we need from you

Experience 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. Often people join us from the hospitality and retail sectors and find their skills adapt well. 

We want people that are able to think outside the box and be creative in their approaches, helping the people we support to engage with their hobbies and interests. This could be as simple as supporting someone to make a video call, order their online shopping or cook their tea. 

It would be helpful if you are a driver with a manual licence, so you can drive the service vehicles, though this is not essential at all our services.

Milton Keynes is one of MacIntyre’s largest areas, providing a lot of choice. At interview we'll describe our different services and discuss with you which might work well for you.

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.

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, 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.

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

During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates. This means we are taking every precaution to keep you and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process. It also means we are requesting that our current and future employees can commit to employment only with MacIntyre at present. 

Additionally, please be aware that this advertisement is for a post at a CQC Registered Care Home and therefore by law successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless clinically exempt. 


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