• Leighton Buzzard
Could you support children with learning disabilities live a life that makes sense to them?

We are looking for full time Support Workers to come work at the house we have on the edge of Leighton Buzzard. Some of the pupils from the MacIntyre school live here when they are not at the school learning and you will be part of the team that supports them. These roles are 37.5 hours per week.

MacIntyre School Wingrave is a vibrant residential school for children with autism and severe learning disabilities. Located in the pretty village of Wingrave, between Aylesbury and Leighton Buzzard, it is attended during the day by around 40 pupils.

You will be supporting the children in the morning to get them ready and to school, and then again in the evening and night once school has finished for the day; helping with their daily lives and making sure they have full participation in community activities and their hobbies.

These young people have complex needs and may show challenging behaviour. Our specialist teams and Frontline Manager will support you to learn ways of helping them to manage this behaviour. There is also a requirement to provide assistance with personal care.

About you

You don’t need experience as we offer extensive training and a great induction.

We're looking for people with initiative and warmth, who can thrive in a constantly changing environment, are confident yet know when to ask for advice, and can work as part of a close-knit team. If this sounds like you, and you're willing to learn, you probably have exactly the qualities our students need. We can teach you the rest.

It is essential you have a full driving licence as you will be asked to drive school vehicles.

You need to be able to work shifts including early and lates (evenings), weekends, and bank holidays.

For more information, download the attachments to this advert.

Pay and Rewards

MacIntyre offers a full induction and ongoing training, including supporting you 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

Salaries are dependent on successful completion of relevant qualifications. Part time positions are paid pro rata.

The closing date for this position is: Tuesday 01 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 or more outside the UK (as an adult) within the last five years will need to obtain an overseas police check.

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