Job reference: 000124
Location: Leicester - Outreach
Closing date: 30/09/2020
Salary: £8.75 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
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.
Training and Benefits
MacIntyre provides a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications, free of charge. We also offer a range of benefits which includes:
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to apply, so there are a couple of options.
The fastest for you is to 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 one out to you.
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.
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 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..
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