• Wigan
Are you creative, positive and resilient? Could you support adults with learning disabilities, helping them live independently in their local community?

Because of the nature of the services, we are only able to accept applications from male candidates.

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.

Last year we opened a new Supported Living services in the Wigan area. We support five men, each in their own home in different locations around Wigan, including the Warrington borders. We are recruiting now for Waking Nights Support Workers. We have both 30 hour and 40 hour positions available. Please state on your application which of these is more interesting for you.

About the role

The men we will be supporting in these single tenancies have learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders. They also have forensic care needs, which means they are at risk of committing offences involving the criminal justice system.

You will be available during the night to provide physical support and emotional reassurance when they are wakeful; checking at regular intervals to ensure they are comfortable and getting a good night's sleep ready for the next day. Sometimes personal care or medication may also be required.

The men are likely to display behaviour that can be challenging. Each man will have a detailed individual support plan to follow, and you will receive full training and the day-to-day help and advice of your line manager.

Waking night duty runs from 22:00hrs to 08:00hrs.

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.

What we need from you

You'll need a positive, non-judgemental approach, and ideally some experience of working with vulnerable people. Perhaps you have a particular interest in psychology, or in developing a career working with people who are on the autistic spectrum.

You'll need to be a clear, creative communicator, able to both respect and reinforce boundaries, and to follow agreed support plans closely and accurately.

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.

For more information on this vacancy, download the attachments to this advertisement from the MacIntyre website.

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
Free training
Workplace pension scheme
Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme

Part time positions are paid pro rata.

Next Steps...

We are recruiting for these positions over the coming weeks, so get your application in now!

The closing date for this position is: Thursday 03 May 2018

Safer Recruitment

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 of more outside the UK (as an adult) within the last five years will need to obtain an overseas police check.

This post is exempt from the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1) which provides for the application of a genuine occupational requirement.

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