Job details

Support Worker - learning disabilities
Emsworth

Job reference: 001674

Location: Emsworth

Closing date: 26/01/2022

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Employment type: Full-time

Did you enjoy  the new series of Great British Bake-off? So did John and Jenny* as they tried their hand at their own baking creations. Could you join in?

You'll join us as a Support Worker in Emsworth, which is home to seventeen people who have a truly amazing variety of interests. As well as baking, you might find yourself enjoying a bike ride around the village, feeding the ducks at the pond, or supporting people to go to art and drama classes or play the piano. If you're a bit of a movie buff, you'll form a bond with Stefan*, who has great ideas about new films and isn't shy to contact film-makers with his ideas, or send them the movie posters he's designed.

The most important thing for everyone here is that their staff are cheerful, positive and don't rush them. Personal care is needed for some people.

We're a large and supportive staff team full of fun and bubbly personalities. Team culture is very important to us and we'll support you from day one and help you feel at ease.

This is a full-time role, 37.5 hours a week, and you'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays. We can also consider applications  for part-time roles, just include in your application the hours that you are available to work.

*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.

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)  

Advertised pay rates effective from 1st January, 2022

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 call 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 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.

 

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