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Job reference: 002256
Location: Milton Keynes
Closing date: 22/07/2022
Salary: £9.50 per hour
Employment type: Full-time or part-time
Would you appreciate a job where your impact lasts long after your shift ends? Look no further than award-winning MacIntyre for a rewarding career in adult social care.
We are looking for full and part-time support workers to join our lifelong learning provision in Milton Keynes as we develop our day services and adapt to the current situation.
About the service
Our lifelong learning centres offer a variety of activities and opportunities for adults with a learning disability and/ or autism to gain new skills, have new experiences and develop their independence. Activities include supported employment, independent living skills, arts and crafts, sports and healthy lifestyles, cookery, drama, music, dancing, and horticulture; the list is endless!
Our ultimate goal is to ensure every individual has a seamless transition between their support at home and their daytime activities, facilitating the use of skills gained from both settings. Whether it's by improving communication, maximising independence, encouraging participation or developing relationships, the support we provide is centred around celebrating each individual's gifts, talents and contributions.
Above all we value each person as an individual and try to ensure they receive a service that makes sense to them.
About the role
Lifelong learning staff play an important part in keeping the people we support motivated, active and happy. You will play a key role in supporting individuals to engage in social situations and experiences in a variety of exciting and different sessions. This includes working in partnership with other organisations in order to share and celebrate the talents and skills of the people we support.
As a support worker, you will join a staff team with the necessary skills and experience to support adults of all ages with a learning disability who may also have autism, dementia, limited mobility or epilepsy. At times, you may need to provide assistance with personal care or medication and we will provide you with full training and specialist support so that you are well prepared on how best to approach each situation.
The ideal candidate
This role would suit someone who is passionate about supporting others; expressing new and creative ideas and who has a kind and caring nature. Often people join us from the hospitality or retail sectors and find their skills adapt well. As long as you have the passion and drive to make a real difference, we will teach you the rest.
You will need to have a flexible approach to the work environment and hours, as weekend and evening working will be expected. We have a range of opportunities available: including full-time, part-time or relief contracts, so we're bound to have something for you.
About usMacIntyre 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:
How to applyIf 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.
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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