Job details

Relief Support Worker - Learning Disabilities

Job reference: 000119

Location: Leicester

Closing date: 29/09/2020

Salary: £8.72 per hour

Employment type: Full-time

Are you looking for a chance to earn some extra money?

Or are you interested in seeing if support work is the career for you?

You'll join us as a Relief (Bank) Support Worker covering the shifts at our registered care service in Glenfield, Leicester

About  the Role

The Relief (Bank) post supports the permanent rota staff by completing shifts that are vacant due to annual leave/sickness/training/unforeseen circumstances. As such, hours are non specific but the service will endeavour to balance the needs of the service against your own work/life balance as appropriately as possible. 

We normally plan the rotas one month in advance and there is no obligation to accept the work. If you unable to do any shifts you will remain on our Relief register for 3 months before automatically dropping off. Of course the more you put in, the more you will get out of this. Could also be a great way to see if this is the career path for you whilst earning some extra money at the same time! 

At this MacIntyre service there are 3 neighbouring properties and you will play a key part in assisting the people we support to live as independently as possible. You will join in with their favourite pastimes and hobbies, taking them out into the local community and supporting them in activities such as swimming, walking, listening to music, going to the cinema and theatre, shopping or out for meals.

Because of the complexity of their learning disabilities, some people require help with intimate care or medication. They can display challenging behaviour and require emotional reassurance and support. We will provide you with full training and with day-to-day help and advice from your Head of Service and Senior Practitioners. The work can be demanding and doesn't suit everyone, but if it's right for you, you'll find it incredibly rewarding and valuable.

Who are we? 
MacIntyre is an award-winning national charity supporting people with learning disabilities. We use person centred approaches 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 Positive Behaviour Support strategies ensures we see the person first, not their behaviour or learning disability.

What we need from you

We provide a full induction and free training program so social care experience is not necessary; People join us from many different backgrounds from experienced Practitioners and Care Assistants to trainee workers looking for a start in this sector. What we want to hear about on your application is your people skills as this is integral to the role. 

It is essential for these positions that you hold a full manual driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK, as you will be required to drive service vehicles.

Pay and Rewards

MacIntyre offers a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications. We also offer a range of benefits which includes:

  • Free training
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • MacIntyre pays for your DBS check
  • Hourly rate plus holiday entitlement
  • Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more

All permanent opportunities would be open to you as a member of our Relief (Bank) Register. Around 20% of our roles are filled through transfers and promotions of current MacIntyre staff.

Next Steps

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the purple Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.* Don’t have a CV? 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.

* 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.

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.

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.


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