Support Workers - working with children - Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Leighton Buzzard
£15,000 - £19,999
09 Feb 2018
17 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
Could you support children and young people with learning disabilities, helping to make a positive difference in their lives?

We have a vacancy for full-time (37.5 hours per week) and part time Support Workers (minimum 22.5 hpw / 3 shifts) at our children's home in Leighton Buzzard, where we support children and young people with learning disabilities and autism. There are 4/5 teenage children living in this house on the edge of town.

We are also looking for Relief Support Workers (£8.06 to £8.40 per hour) to help cover annual leave and sickness.

Let us know which role would suit you best on your application.

You will support children as they grow and learn, helping them develop new skills, and providing personal care and behavioural support as needed. These young people have complex needs and may show some challenging behaviour. Our specialist teams will support you to learn ways of helping them to manage this behaviour.

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 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 young people need. We can teach you the rest.

Ideally you will have a full driving licence as you may be asked to drive service vehicles in order to take the children to school. If would also be beneficial if you had your own transport insured for business use.

You need to be able to work shifts including evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins. The shifts patterns are: Early (7am - 2pm) and Late (2pm - 10pm)

Who are we?

MacIntyre is a leading 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.

Pay and Rewards

MacIntyre offers a full induction and free ongoing training, including the requirement 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
Workplace pension scheme
Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
Opportunities for transfers and promotions within MacIntyre

Salaries are dependent on qualifications and successful completion of a probation period. Part time positions are paid pro rata.

Interviews will take place shortly after the closing date (at our nearby school in Wingrave).

The closing date for this position is: Sunday 04 March 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.

Contact 01908 357016 or . Registered Charity No. 250840

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