Job details

Support Worker

Job reference: 002224

Location: Abingdon

Closing date: 18/07/2022

Salary: £11.00 per hour

Employment type: Full-time or part-time

Are you a thoughtful, reflective person? Do your friends say you're warm, and a good listener? Then come and join us in a role that plays to your strengths. 

You'll support three young men; Ben, Joe and Gary*, who live gloriously ordinary lives in Abingdon.

Ben has a great sense of humour and is full of chat and banter, although he needs some peace and quiet as well. He's a good swimmer and enjoys swimming with other people. He enjoys train travel, shopping and he’s a fast walker! Joe knows his own mind and how he wants to live his life, which includes a love of music. Gary  is a beautiful, warm human being who loves horses, nature and art.

You don't need experience: we provide extensive free training. You'll receive a competitive salary of £11 per hour and a range of benefits including access to the valuable Blue Light discount card.

You can choose whether to work full-time or part-time, and you'll take your turn on a rota which includes days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. 

*Names changed for privacy


About you

You don’t need any particular experience or qualifications. We sometimes find people with an interest in psychology do well in this role, or perhaps you're considering a specialist career supporting autistic people.

You will need a  manual driving licence (the men have their own cars). You'll be a ‘people person’, creative, flexible and have bucket loads of initiative and great resilience.

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 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.