Job details

Support Worker - no experience needed

Job reference: 001381

Location: Abingdon

Closing date: 22/10/2021

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Employment type: Full-time or part-time

Join us as a Support Worker and see the positive difference you can make!

Could you support Ben, Joe and Gary* to live life on their own terms? They love trainspotting, swimming, going to the park, bus trips and movies. They're aged 23 - 30 and are looking for Support Workers who will applaud their achievements as they focus on becoming more independent.

Join our close-knit team in Abingdon and learn what a really satisfying career can look like.

This role can be full-time (37.5 hours per week) or part-time (various), and you'll take your turn on a rota which includes days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. 

You may also want to join us as a Relief (Bank) worker - £9.30 per hour.

About you

You don't need experience as a support worker or care assistant. 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 provide all the formal training and day-to-day support you will need, all free of charge. This role may also suit if you have an interest in psychology, or want to make a career specialising in supporting people on the autistic spectrum.

We are looking for people who celebrate differences, and we strive to make all our staff feel included, valued and respected.

You must be a driver with a manual licence in order to drive people's motability vehicles.

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.

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 a great fit for you, click on the Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.

Or if you  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 children, young people and vulnerable adults. 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. 

Additionally, please be aware that Government consultation is currently underway regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for supportive living and outreach services. If legislative or other requirements change in the future in these or other provisions, we may need to make vaccination mandatory for staff joining us.

*Names changed for privacy


The closing date for this job has now passed.