Job details

Support Worker

Job reference: 000656

Location: Witney

Closing date: 04/03/2021

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.

"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

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

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:

  • 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.