Job reference: 000698
Closing date: 15/03/2021
Salary: £8.75 per hour
Employment type: Full-time or part-time
Do you feel fulfilled after you finish your day's work? No? Perhaps you would if you worked to support a young man with Autism and complex needs.
Harry* is 24 years old, and is in the process of moving into his own home for the first time. He is kind and funny, and loves being around people, bantering and sharing a joke. His aspirations include work experience and perhaps going to college. He is extremely keen on acting and the theatre, especially musicals. He's also a big rugby fan.
Harry has a diagnosis of Autism and behavioural issues including self-harm, which can mean a trip to the hospital. He needs Support Workers who can be creative in helping to keep him occupied: for example he enjoys going for long drives, and keeping in close touch with his family. You'll need to support with Harry's personal care, but this is mostly a matter of prompting him as needed.
We have options for either one full-timer (37.5 hpw) or two part-timers to fill this role. You'll be part of a rota covering shifts across days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
*Not his real name
You don't need experience as we will provide all the free training and day-to-day support you need. You must be a driver with a manual licence in order to drive Harry's motability vehicle, and you must be aged 25 or over for insurance purposes.
This is a specialist service and it may be of particular interest to you if you are keen on psychology, or making a career with people who are on the Autistic spectrum. If your friends would describe you as imaginative, resilient and calm, then you probably have exactly the right personality to do a great job supporting Harry.
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 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.
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