Job details

Support Worker - learning disabilities

Job reference: 000772

Location: Leicester

Closing date: 22/04/2021

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Employment type: Full-time

Would you like to go home after work knowing the impact of what you've done will last long after the end of your shift? The feeling of supporting people with learning disabilities and autism to live a life that makes sense to them is amazing!

We have an opportunity for a Support Worker to join our outreach team. No experience? No problem. Just bring your good kind hearts and we'll provide the training.


You will be supporting Craig* who is 25 years old as he makes the transition from our outreach service to supported living.. It's a very exciting time for Craig but he'll need support adjusting to his new surroundings. You'll be providing Craig with emotional support (ensuring he settles into his new premises ok) but you'll also be supporting Craigs everyday living needs, such as; assisting with medications, supporting with health and medical appointments, managing his home, through to the lighter side of life: bowling, swimming, going out for walks, listening to music, going into town, shopping or out for meals. (Of course at the moment people are focusing more on activities at home, but we all hope it won't be long before we can get out and about again as normal.) There is also some personal care involved.

The shifts are worked on a rota basis covering; Lates, earlies and some sleep ins.

*Not real name

About Us

We are an award-winning charity with the core belief that everyone has potential, something to offer and a valuable contribution to make to their community. We use person-centered approaches to keep the people we support safe, happy and healthy. Using a Positive Behaviour Support strategy ensures we see the person first, not their disability.

What we need from you

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.

If you are patient, kind and creative, we’ll teach you the rest so that together we can deliver the best possible support.

Please note that you must be a driver with your own transport insured for business use.

Pay and Rewards

We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our staff which includes:

  • 6 weeks' annual leave including statutory public holidays (pro rata for part-time roles)
  • 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.


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