Are you a people person? Could you support someone with learning disabilities, helping them live life on their own terms?
MacIntyre is an award-winning national charity supporting people with learning disabilities. Our core belief is that everyone has potential, something to offer and a valuable contribution to make to their community.
We have vacancies for part-time Support Workers to work as part of our Outreach team in the suburb of Hamilton in Leicester.
We are also looking for Relief (Bank) staff to cover sickness and annual leave if you didn't want to commit to a regular working pattern. This vacancy is only open to Females due to the nature of the service.
About the role
You will play a key part in assisting a young lady we support with a zest for life to live as independently as possible in her own home. You will join her when she is out and about; and she enjoys going regularly to the gym, swimming, to the cinema, meeting up with family and drawing.
She can display challenging behaviour when anxious and requires emotional reassurance and support for help facilitate positive behaviour. We will provide you with full training and with day-to-day help and advice from the Frontline Manager of the Outreach team. There will be another member of staff working alongside you during your shift.
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.
You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins.
The shift pattern is as follows:
Monday 3-10 sleep in; Tuesday 3-10 sleep in; Wednesday 9-4 4-10 sleep in; Thursday 3-10 sleep in; Friday 3-10 sleep in; Saturday 9-3 7.30-10 sleep in and Sunday 9-4 4-10 sleep in. Please state on your application how many shifts a week you could work and we will try to accommodate this, depending on the other applications.
What we need from you
We are looking for experienced female support workers with social care background and good people skills. It's also important to us that you have a positive approach and are willing to learn.
It is essential for this position that you hold a full manual driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK, together your own transport which is insured for business use.
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 include:
Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days including statutory public holidays, rising with service to a maximum of 38 days after five years.
Workplace pension scheme
Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
Part time positions are pro rata.
If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click Apply on the MacIntyre website and complete our straightforward application form.
Closing date: Monday 07 May 2018
Interview will take place shortly after applications have been received and scored.
This will be followed up with a second interview when you would have a chance to meet the young lady we support.
MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, together with all other relevant recruitment and right to work checks. Where relevant, candidates from outside the EU will need to produce a biometric residency permit. Additionally, any successful candidate who has spent six months or more outside the UK (as an adult) within the last five years will need to obtain an overseas police check.
Contact 01908 357016 or . 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.]