Have you thought about a career in education? Could you inspire and share your knowledge with young people who have learning disabilities?

We love what we do and are recognised as an award winning charity for our passion and dedication. Join us as a Community Support Worker and you'll soon see why. These posts are 38 hours a week, 37 weeks a year.

You'll deliver a community-based education programme to young people whose learning difficulties or autism mean it's challenging for them to access mainstream education. You will plan, evaluate and record educational sessions, making learning fun. You'll support young people to learn practical life skills, functional skills, or develop specialist talents. Some young people attend work experience or college.

Young people are almost always supported 1-1, so your day will involve lone working, often in the community. Some young people require support with intimate care or medication and they may, if feeling particularly anxious, show behaviours of concern. We'll provide you with a full induction, training and support in all these areas, together with day-to-day backup from your line manager.

Every day is different but one thing is the same: the achievement you'll feel as you watch young people blossom into adulthood. Come and add to our success stories!

What we need from you

Perhaps you’ve been a Learning Support Assistant. Maybe you've been a Support Worker in social care. But experience is not essential. For us, underlying ability and attitude are just as important as background and experience. We can provide all the specialist training you need, but we can't train you to be kind, to have initiative, to be friendly and patient, and those are essential qualities for this work.

You will need good functional skills, including English, Maths and ICT, as you will be required to summarise and record the young person's learning in our database.

You must hold a licence which allows you to drive in the UK, together with your own transport that is insured for business use. You must be willing and able to travel across the area, supporting young people from their own homes when required. Reasonable mileage is reimbursed.

About us

MacIntyre is an award winning UK charity providing support to people with learning disabilities. Our No Limits division delivers bespoke, community-based education programmes to children and young people complex learning difficulties and/or autism, for whom more traditional learning environments haven't worked.

Pay and Rewards

MacIntyre provides a full induction and ongoing training, including a Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Our range of benefits also includes:

Workplace pension scheme
MacIntyre pays for your DBS check
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

Salaries are dependent on relevant qualifications. Part time positions are pro rata.

In this position you will be work 37 weeks a year to fit with the students' academic year and also include training and administration days. Dates for terms are provided when new staff join us, and at the beginning of each academic year. During the first year only, you will be asked to work an additional three weeks (paid) in order to complete your induction, training and development programme.

Next Steps

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, 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 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.

We are also currently recruiting Temporary roles to people who find themselves out of work at this time. You can find them in the job search facility on our website by searching for Temp, or contact us on 01908 357106

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