Job reference: 000114
Closing date: 04/11/2020
Salary: £9.00 -£9.50 an Hour
Employment type: Part-time
The feeling of supporting and empowering people with learning disabilities and autism to live a life that makes sense to them is the most heartfelt. And seeing the positive impact that YOU can make is unforgettable...
We love what we do and are recognised as an award winning charity for our passion and dedication. Join us as a part time Support Worker* (16-24 hours per week) and you'll soon see why.
*We are only able to accept female applicants* for this role due to the operational needs of the service
You'll join our team at a supported living facility in the Pentre Maelor area of Wrexham. At this facility, we support two young women in their 20's with autism, ADHD and complex needs. You will support them with daily living tasks such as shopping, cooking and cleaning. You'll encourage them with personal care and find ways to help them manage their behaviour, which can be challenging at times. (Positive behaviour support training provided.)
You'll join in with their favourite pastimes and hobbies. They enjoy activities in the house such as listening to music, baking, being pampered, watching DVDs and TV. They also enjoy activities outside including days out, shopping, walks, going out for drinks, attending local clubs and discos. And they're always keen to find new interests - perhaps you have some interesting hobbies to share with them?
You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota which will include mornings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins (approx. 1/2 per week). The role can include some lone working.
We are an Award winning Charity that has the core belief that everyone has potential, something to offer and a valuable contribution to make to their community.
We use a person centered approach to keep the people we support safe, happy and healthy and to ensure each individual is able to live a life that makes sense to them. Using a Positive Behaviour Support strategy ensures we see the person first, not their disability.
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 2 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.
It is essential that you hold a full manual driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK, as you will be required to drive people's motability cars. Also, due to driver age restriction on the motability scheme, you will need to be 21 years of age or older.
Training and benefits
MacIntyre provides a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications, free of charge.
*Our benefits include:
*Part-time positions are pro rata
We want to make it as easy as possible for you so there are a couple of options.
You can click Apply 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 this from our website or phone us on 01908 357 016 and we will post you an application form.
Not sure if you’d qualify? Sometimes it’s easier to chat it all out over the phone so please, don’t hesitate to call our friendly team to discuss any of your questions. We won’t judge if you decide not to go ahead.
Safer Recruitment Statement
MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining. To work in the Social Care sector in Wales it is now a requirement to be registered with Social Care Wales. If you currently hold registration you are able to change the employer stated on your registration once you start working for us. If you do not hold registration you are able to commence work with us once appropriate pre-employment checks are made but you are required to obtain registration with Social Care Wales within 6 months of starting your role. We will support you in working towards this, more information can be found on the Social Care Wales website..
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.
Empowering people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them
Contact 01908 357016 in case of query. Registered Charity No. 250840
This post is exempt from the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1) which provides for the application of a genuine occupational requirement.
The closing date for this job has now passed.