Job reference: 000770
Closing date: 22/04/2021
Salary: £9.00 per hour
Employment type: Full-time or part-time
Do you like dancing and listening to music? Or are you creative and like to make things with wood? Could you support a young man with learning disabilities, helping him live life on his own terms?
We have an opportunity for a Support Worker to join our outreach team. No experience? No problem. Just bring your kind heart and we'll provide the training.
You will be supporting Paul* an 18 year old young man with autism and ADHD to live independently in Glenfield. You'll be providing Paul with emotional support but you'll also be supporting his everyday living needs, such as: supporting with appointments, managing his home, and assisting with personal care. Socially Paul would like you to join him in listening to music and having a dance and is a big fan of seeing live bands. He is also creative and likes to spend time making things out of wood.
Paul understands simple language and sentences and in the past, when particularlly anxious, has shown behaviours of concern. You'll have full training and support in all these areas.
The shifts are worked on a rota basis covering; Lates, earlies and some sleep ins.
*Not real name.
Experience isn’t always necessary. If you have the right attitude, 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. 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.
You must be a driver with a manual licence, as you will be required to drive a mobility vehicle.
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 applyIf 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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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.
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