Job details

Support Worker

Job reference: 000676

Location: Shifnal

Closing date: 09/03/2021

Salary: £8.75 per hour

Employment type: Full-time or part-time

Having the opportunity to positively impact another's life is a gift. To do this everyday, what a life.

We are seeking full and part time experienced and non experienced Support Workers for our care service in Shifnal.


Here in Shifnal, our priority is to ensure the people we support take part in meaningful activities every day (as much as we can safely do so during covid times).

The service is home to three individuals (aged 30 - 45) who all enjoy living as independently as possible and learning new daily living skills. You will join the team supporting with activities such as; Arts and crafts, attending appointments, and maintaining relationships with thier family and friends online.

Once we can all get out a bit more, we're usually supporting with other activities such as; horseriding, talking long leisurely strolls, going to social events like Club 2000 and The Buttermarket and meeting family and friends face-to-face.

You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins. 

Some of the people you support will require your assistance with intimate care or medication. On occasions, we see behaviours of concern however, we will provide you with full training and support so you know how to de-escalate any situation.

About You

Experience isn’t always necessary. If you have the right personal qualities and share our values, you are likely to be a great fit. We provide a full induction, free training programme and the day-to-day back-up of your team and line manager.

You will need to hold a current manual driving licence as you may be required to drive the service mobility vehicle.

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.


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