Job details

Support Worker

Job reference: 000726

Location: Emsworth

Closing date: 13/04/2021

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Employment type: Full-time

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

We love what we do and are recognised as an award winning charity for our passion and dedication. Come and join us as a Support Worker (experienced or not) and you'll soon see why!


We support seventeen individuals whose ages vary from early 20s to late 60s to live independently in their own flats or shared accommodation. Each person we support has different abilities and requires different levels of support but you'll soon get to know everyone, their personalities and how to best support everyone to live lives that make sense to them.

We have so much fun here in Emsworth and are really looking forward to lockdown easing and supporting everyone with their usual hobbies and fun activities. Being out and about is something everyone really enjoys here and no two days are the same!

As well as supporting with the everyday living needs and musts (cleaning, assisting with medication and finances), you'll be supporting people with activities such as swimming, going to the cinema, concerts, cycling, visiting the local market, horse riding, ballet lessons, art and drama classes and other day services.

Being in the heart of a small village, we are also very close to the beach, which makes for a great day out in the warmer months. Plus, there is a pond nearby where the people we support and staff will often go to feed and watch the ducks and get a yummy ice cream and enjoy the sun.

Here in Emsworth, we're a large and supportive team full of fun and bubbly team player personalities. Team culture is very important to us and we'll support you from day one and make you feel at ease so you'll soon feel part of the team.

The most important thing for the people we support here is that their staff are cheerful, positive and don't rush them. Personal care is required.

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

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.

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.

COVID Information

During the pandemic we are 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. Additionally, please be aware that if legislative or other requirements change in the future, we may need to make vaccination mandatory for staff joining us. These matters can be discussed at interview.