Job details

Support Worker

Job reference: 001647

Location: Ampthill

Closing date: 01/03/2022

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 with a learning disability to live more independently? No experience necessary: we'll train you.

Working at MacIntyre isn’t just another job. It’s rewarding, inspiring, exciting and it gives you the chance to make a real, positive impact on people’s lives. Our priority is to ensure the people we support enjoy the lifestyles they want.

What will your job involve?

Each day is different when you work at MacIntyre. You will be joining an experienced team of 9 support workers who  support David*, Stephen* and Simon* to  live in two flats in Ampthill.  They are in their forties and fifties and lead very full lives.  A shift might involve supporting Simon* when he attends his regular Bingo session or on his daily walk to do the shopping. Music plays a very important role in their lives. David* in particular is a real music fan, his favourite artists include Metallica and Belinda Carlisle.  He has tickets to see Belinda Carlisle's next show and is frustrated that the pandemic has resulted in a couple of postponements, he is very excited that it looks like the new dates will actually go ahead. Stephen* is a very keen on airplanes and air-shows and the Duxford show is red letter day for him.

Like the rest of us they all find some days tougher than others. You will be trained how to pick up on their individual moods and head off issues before their behaviour becomes too concerning.

New team members are always made to feel welcome and benefit from working alongside experienced colleagues who are quick to help with training and advice.

We have part-time roles available across a rota which includes days,  evenings, weekends and bank holidays. 

About you

​​​​​​​Experience isn’t always necessary to become a Support Worker. 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.

You must be a driver with a manual licence, as you will be driving service vehicles.

(Due to the operational  needs of this service we can only accept male applicants).

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 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 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.

This post is exempt from the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1) which provides for the application of a genuine occupational requirement.


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