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Support Worker
Witney

Job reference: 000415

Location: Witney

Closing date: 16/01/2021

Salary: £9.11 per hour

Employment type: Full-time

Love singing? Going for teas, coffees, pub lunches and picnics? Reading stories and poems? Sensory groups? Visiting family and friends? Well what if I told you this could be part of your job?

We love what we do and are recognised as an award winning charity for our passion and dedication. Join us as a Support Worker full or part time (experienced or not) and you'll soon see why...

The positions range from 15 hours per week up to 37.5 hours basic, with sleep-in support as an additional payment. This can be discussed further at interview to find out which one would suit you best

The Role

We are seeking fun-loving, caring and passionate individuals to help support people to live as independently as possible whilst providing the care and attention they need to live a life that makes sense to them.

You will encourage the people we support to get involved in their hobbies and pastimes. This may include any of the above and more! Maybe you've got some hobbies you'd like to introduce them to, or other ideas for day trips and activities too? You'll help us provide a relaxed and homely environment, supporting people aged from early 40s to early 60s.

Some of the people we support don't have much if any verbal communication so we will help you to pick up small non-verbal cues. You will discover that every tiny thing you do has an impact. When you get it right, you’ll know you got it right: you’ll get a chuckle or a smile; you’ll see someone’s body relax or their eyes light up. Some people also require help with intimate care and medication.

You will take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, some sleep ins, alternate weekends and bank holidays.

About us

We are an award winning charity that has the core belief that everyone has potential, something to offer and a valuable contribution to make to their community.

We use a person centered approach to keep the people we support safe, happy and healthy and to ensure each individual is able to live a life that makes sense to them. Using a Positive Behavior Support strategy ensures we see the person first, not their disability.

Want to know what it's like to work at MacIntyre? read on.....

"It's rewarding to see those we support achieve something new on a daily basis. Working as part of a great team we all support one another. We have great guidance from management and excellent training opportunities, equipping us with skills which enable us to provide the best possible support to the people who live at this service." Amanda, Team Member - June 2019

What we need from you

Firstly, you don’t need experience to become a Support Worker but it’s not easy. The work can be demanding and challenging at times but no 2 days are the same and the reward of seeing YOUR personal impact is incredibly inspiring and it’s something you’ll never forget.

As long as you have the passion and drive to want to make a real difference, we’ll teach you the rest. With your key attributes and our training, together we can deliver the best possible support.

You will need a full manual drivers licence that allows you to drive in the UK.

Training and benefits

MacIntyre provides a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications, free of charge.

Our benefits include:

  • 6 weeks (including statutory public holidays) 
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • Cashplan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme
  • MacIntyre pays for your DBS check

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 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.

 

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