Job reference: 001309
Location: Milton Keynes
Closing date: 08/10/2021
Salary: £9.00 per hour
Employment type: Full-time or part-time
Are you looking for night-time work? Could you support people with learning disabilities when they are wakeful during the night?
About the role You'll be working as a Waking Nights Support Worker at one of our registered care services in Milton Keynes supporting people with learning disabilities and autism.
As a Waking Nights Support Worker, your role will involve conducting regular checks on the people we support to ensure they are comfortable and getting a good night's sleep ready for the next day. You may also need to help administer medication and/or provide personal care throughout the night. We will provide you with full training and with day-to-day help and advice from your frontline manager and senior practitioners throughout.
There will also be cleaning and administrative duties to complete while on shift.
Currently the hours we have available are split across Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights. Shift times are 22:00 - 07:30. We can consider both full-time or part-time contracts for this position.
Night work can be demanding and doesn't suit everyone, but if it's right for you, you'll find it incredibly rewarding and valuable. Good communication is key as you will need to support individuals to stick to their agreed boundaries and remain calm in challenging situations. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a positive difference to someone's life.
What we need from you
We provide a full induction and free training program towards the care certificate so social care experience isn’t 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.
You should also be highly-motivated and able to work on your own initiative when required.
It is desirable for this role that you hold a full manual driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK, so you can drive the service vehicles, though this is not essential.
About usMacIntyre 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:
How to applyIf 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.
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.
The closing date for this job has now passed.