Job details

Female Support Worker - Relief
Woburn Sands

Job reference: 000604

Location: Woburn Sands

Closing date: 08/03/2021

Salary: £8.72 per hour

Employment type: Relief

Could you support people with a learning disability to live more independently? Would you like to make a difference that lasts long after the end of your shift? No experience needed.

You'll be a Relief Support Worker in Woburn Sands, supporting adults with a learning disability or autism.  Relief staff members work shifts that fit in with your lifestyle, giving you flexibity and us additional staff coverage when most needed.

There are a range of shifts to be covered, and this includes waking nights.


We are seeking a Relief Support Worker to come and assist Anna and Josie* to live as independently as possible.

Anna and Josie are aged between 30-40 years old and reside in their own supported living accommodation.

When life returns to normal once more, both Anna and Josie love visiting their family's, going to shows and events and watching the latest film at the cinema. They are both also into Disney so if you are a Disney fan, you'll get on just fine! Other hobbies include getting stuck into a good puzzle, binging on a boxset or just having a good old chat.

Anna is quite independent has a job which she attends twice a week. You'll be a great fit if you're an easy going person who likes a lot of fun and shopping!

As well as the above, you'll be assisting Anna and Josie with other general duties such as keeping a tidy house, food shopping and personal care.

*Not real names

How Relief hours work

The Relief (Bank) post supports the permanent rota staff by completing shifts that are vacant due to annual leave, training and other staff absences. As such, hours are non-specific but your manager will endeavour to balance the needs of the service against your own work/life balance as appropriately as possible.

We normally plan the rotas one month in advance, but additional opportunities also come up due to unexpected staff absences.

About you

Experience isn’t always necessary. If you have the right attitude, good customer service skills, share our values and are willing to learn, you’re likely to be a great fit. We are looking for people who celebrate differences, and we strive to make all our staff feel included, valued and respected.

You must be a driver with your own transport which is insured for business use.

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:

  • 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
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent posts within 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, 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.

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