Job details

Waking night Support Worker

Job reference: 000646

Location: Birkenhead

Closing date: 09/03/2021

Salary: £8.75 per hour

Employment type: Full-time or part-time

Are you a Night owl? Could you work nights supporting people with Learning Disabilities? Being there for others and providing emotional reassurance overnight is more rewarding than you think...

MacIntyre Care is an award-winning national charity supporting people with autism and learning disabilities and we’re hiring two experienced or non-experienced Waking Nights Support Workers to cover 30 hours  a week in our care home in Rock Ferry.

About  the role

We support 7 people with learning disabilities, epilepsy, dementia and a visual impairment. You will work alongside another waking night member of staff on a rota basis. Shifts are from 9.45pm til 7.45am.

The nights in Cherriton are busy and provide a varied role. A usual night will include regular checks on the people we support, cleaning and maintaining a hygienic environment, interacting with the people we support and supporting them to retain a good sleep/waking pattern as well as responding to the needs of the person we support who has epilepsy.

You will be trained in Epilepsy and the administration of Buccal Midazolam and you will also receive training in manual handling. All of our waking night staff enjoy the same level of training and support as our day staff.

Whilst getting to know the people living in Cherriton, you will spend a couple of weeks shadowing during the day so that you can get to know the people living in the home. This will enable you to enjoy your time supporting them over night whilst ensuring that the people we support feel comforted by people they recognise and trust. You will be working as part of a bigger team and you will contribute to support plans in order for us to have up to date plans around people’s changing needs.

About 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 nights 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.

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 e-Learning, 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:

  • 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, 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.

COVID Information

During the pandemic we are currently following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates.

This means we are taking every precaution to keep you and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process.

It also means we are requesting that our current and future employees can commit to employment only with MacIntyre at present. This can be discussed during interview.


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