Job details

Support Worker - Adult Services
Walnut Tree

Job reference: 002072

Location: Walnut Tree

Closing date: 02/06/2022

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Employment type: Full-time or part-time

Award-winning MacIntyre are recruiting for a full and part time support workers at one of their supported living services in Milton Keynes. No experience necessary.

About the role

You'll join the team supporting George*, a gentleman in his early 50s , who lives in his own home in Walnut Tree. Day-to-day George enjoys a range of activities and hobbies including meals out, watching videos online, cars, going for walks locally, shopping and much more.

At home, you'll assist George with a wide range of different activities including domestic tasks, administering medication and helping him with his finances.

Your main focus will be to offer a consistent and stable environment to help George achieve meaningful goals and ensure he feels safe in his  own home. At times, George may become anxious and require emotional support. We will provide you with full training and with day-to-day help and advice from your frontline manager and senior colleagues.

We're currently looking to cover day shifts (07:30 - 15:00 and 14:30 - 22:00.) You will be required to work on a rota including weekends and bank holidays.

*Name changed for privacy​​​​​​​

About you

Provided you have the passion and drive to make a real difference, no experience is required and we'll provide you with all the training you'll need to become a confident support worker.

A good sense of humour always helps as well as being able to work well in a team.

With your key attributes and our training, together we can deliver the best possible support. Empowering people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them.

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.

This advert is for a role within our Milton Keynes Adult Services.

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 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, call us 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

We are committed to maintaining a COVID-19 secure workplace and to supporting a rigorous approach to protecting the health and safety of candidates, our employees and the people we support. MacIntyre's policy for this role requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or exempt). This means having Vaccinations 1 and 2. You can join us if you have had at least one vaccination, and have your second vaccination eight weeks after the first.


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