Job reference: 000632
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Closing date: 03/03/2021
Salary: £9.11 per hour
Employment type: Part-time
Are you good with social media? If so why don’t you consider being *Dorothy's Support Worker and support her to use her ipad to keep in touch with her family.
The feeling of supporting and empowering people with learning disabilities and autism to live a life that makes sense to them is the most heartfelt. And Seeing the difference that YOU can make is unforgettable...
We love what we do and are recognised as an award winning charity for our passion and dedication. Join us a Support Worker (experienced or not) and you'll see why!
You’ll be supporting Dorothy, a lady with a learning disability, autism and epilepsy living in her own flat, as she strives to lead a life that makes sense to her. Dorothy loves listening to music especially the 70's and 80's and is keen on jigsaw puzzles. She is not able to cook for herself but likes to be involved, she may just watch as you prepare her meals and keep her flat clean and tidy. Dorothy loves to go out and has her own mobility car so you will need to be a driver. Some of her favourite trips are to zoos and petting farms. Her family are very important to her, so supporting her to visit them will be an important part of the role.
She has limited speech but is able to understand a lot of what is being said. You will need to be patient and resilient as she can get frustrated if she is unable to make herself understood. She is keen to explore new ways that her ipad can aid her communication. She will also need support with personal care including medication. She is very open to new ideas for leisure activities and would be keen to hear your suggestions.
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 a manual licence, as you will be driving service vehicles.
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, 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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