Job details

Support Worker - Activities

Job reference: 001534

Location: Westoning

Closing date: 13/12/2021

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Employment type: 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? Could you support adults who have learning disabilities to live more independently?

This is a new role, with the focus on increasing the amount of support we provide for people to pursue their interests and hobbies.  It is a part time role and we have a lot of flexibility on how many hours and what shifts you work. You could contribute across days , evenings or weekends let us know what works best for you.

You'll be based in one of our three houses in Westoning, near Flitwick? Each is home to seven adults with learning disabilities. The houses have very different atmospheres reflecting the personalities of the people we support. Which do you think would suit you best?

Simon* and his house-mates love to be busy and particularly enjoy trips away, with their favourite being holidays and day trips to the seaside. Locally they enjoy visits to the swimming pool and a pub lunch.

David* has dementia and lives in a house with a much calmer environment. He finds listening to musicals very relaxing. Creating the right sensory environment is very important to all the people who live here. A key part of your role will be supporting them to maintain relationships with their family and friends, whether supporting with the use of social media or accompanying them on family visits.

Then if you are a creative type, the third house may be the best fit for you. Arts and crafts  are very popular and John* has a real flair with a paintbrush. 

Whichever house you join, you will be working with an experienced team so there is always lots of support available whilst you are learning your new role.

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

* names changed for privacy

About you

Of course we welcome you if you've been a care assistant or support worker, but experience isn’t necessary. If you share our values, are warm, friendly and willing to learn, you’re likely to be a great fit. 

We’re 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, as you will be driving service 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.

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 Support Workers 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)  

Advertised pay rates effective from 1st January, 2022

How to apply

If the Support Worker 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.

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.