The feeling of empowering people with learning disabilities and autism to live a life that makes sense to them is heartwarming. And seeing the difference 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 a part-time Support Worker and you'll see why! This post is 30 hours a week. Due to the need for personal care for the women we support, we are only able to accept female applicants for this role.

About the role

Our friendly and fun household in Flitwick is home to six adults (aged between 50 to 70), who all have a range of learning disabilities.

We're looking for a part-time Support Worker to help assist us with a range of activities from the everyday living needs and ‘must dos’ (such as assisting with medications, supporting with attending health and medical appointments and some personal care), through to the lighter side of life doing things like becoming involved with the local community, shopping, baking, gardening and socialising with family and friends.

We occasionally have instances of challenging behaviour which is usually because one person requires additional emotional reassurance and support. We will make sure you are fully prepared and trained to deal with these situations if and when they arise.

You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins (2/3 times per week). Morning shift is from 7.30am to 3pm; Afternoon shift is from 2.30pm to 10pm.

Who are we?

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 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.

What we need from you

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 two days are the same and the reward of seeing YOUR personal impact really is incredibly inspiring...

The type of person who makes a great support worker at MacIntyre, is someone who is an excellent listener, is empathetic to another persons needs and will eventually be able to just ‘know’ what may or may not be a helpful approach for the person they are supporting.

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.

*You will be driving our home's mobility car so it is essential you have a full manual driving licence and be aged 21 or over for insurance purposes.

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:

30 days annual leave (including statutory public holidays) pro rata for part-time
Workplace pension scheme
MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
Cashplan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody
MacIntyre Rewards Scheme
MacIntyre pays for your DBS check

Part-time positions are pro rata.

How to apply:

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.

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. Be an inspiration – take this opportunity to make a positive impact and give us a call on: 01908 357016.

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.

* 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.

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.