Job details

Waking Nights Support Worker
Milton Keynes

Job reference: 000708

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing date: 24/03/2021

Salary: £8.75 per hour

Employment type: Full-time

Are you looking for night-time work?  Could you support people with learning disabilities when they are wakeful during the night?

We love what we do and are recognised as an award winning charity for our passion and dedication. Due to growth, we are now expanding our services in Milton Keynes and seek a Waking Nights Support Worker to join us in this brand new venture from the start.


Mark* is a young man with autism and complex needs. And this is a hugely exciting time for him because he is leaving specialist residential education and moving into a new home in Milton Keynes. 

This is a great opportunity to join us from the start! You will get to know Mark and be able to support him as he settles into his new home in Milton Keynes. It may be a scary as well as exciting time for Mark so it's important for him to become familiar with you and the team so you're able to provide the best emotional reassurance possible while he transitions.

A little more about Mark: He is 18 years old, and has a wide variety of interests. He loves watching movies, playing on his X-box and listening to music. Mark is also into his sport: particularly Formula 1 and football, he is an avid Chelsea FC supporter, so if you're a racing fanatic or a fellow football fan, you'll get on fine!

Of course, our day and evening Support Workers will be supporting Mark with all of the above activities. As a Waking Nights Support Worker, you'll be available when Mark is wakeful at night checking at regular intervals to ensure he is comfortable and getting a good night's sleep ready for the next day. You will need to provide support with intimate care or medication. This is an important role to make sure he feels safe and emotionally reasurred at all times and not vulnerable during the night. 

*Not his real name

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.

What we need from 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 two days 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.

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)  

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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