Job details

Support Worker - Learning Disabilities
St Albans

Job reference: 000958

Location: St Albans

Closing date: 25/06/2021

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Employment type: Full-time or part-time

Having the opportunity to positively impact another's life is a gift. To do this everyday, what a life.

We are seeking full and part time experienced and non experienced Support Workers  for our home in St Albans.

You'll be a Support Worker helping us to create a relaxed and homely environment for adults with multiple learning and physical disabilities.

The people who make their home here (aged mid-twenties to mid-seventies) will need support with a range of activities from the everyday living needs and ‘must dos’ such as assisting with medications, intimate care, attending appointments, and maintaining relationships with their family and friends online.

Once we can all get out a bit more, we're usually supporting with other activities such as; swimming, arts and crafts, eating out, parties or just getting out and about locally in their mini-bus. 

Staff share mealtimes with people we support, cooking beautiful food which everyone enjoys. We have a multi-disciplinary staff team plus registered nurses who are on shift at all times so you will always be supported too.

Working patterns

We have full-time (37.5 hours a week) and part-time (various) roles available.

You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.

There are no sleep-ins or night shifts.

About you

Experience isn’t always necessary. If you have the right attitude, good customer service skills, 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.

If you are someone who has empathy, warmth, resilience and is creative you may be just who we are looking for! 

You must be a driver with a manual licence, as you will be driving service vehicles.

About us

MacIntyre 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:

  • 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)  

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.