Support Worker - part time (26 hpw) - Chester, Cheshire

£10,000 - £14,999
10 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you positive and creative? Could you support people with learning disabilities, helping them live life on their own terms?

MacIntyre is a 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 a vacancy supporting adults for a part-time Support Workers in our Supported Living services in Ellesmere Port and Chester. This position is for 26 hours per week.

About the role

You will be working between two supported living services, one in Ellesmere Port and the other in Chester. Both have four tenants and you will play a key part in assisting them to live as independently as possible. You will join in with their favourite pastimes and hobbies, helping them be active members of their local community. Activities might include gardening, swimming, bowling, walking, listening to music, going to the cinema and theatre, shopping or out for meals.

Because of the complexity of their learning disabilities, some people require help with intimate care or medication. They can sometimes display challenging behaviour when anxious and require emotional reassurance and support for which you will receive full training.

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. We will provide you with full training and with day-to-day help and advice from your Head of Service.

You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins (1 a week).

What we need from you

Experience is not necessary, as we provide a full induction and free training programme, so this role is suitable for a trainee. People join us from many different backgrounds, it's more important to us that you have a positive approach and are willing to learn.

It is essential for these positions that you hold a full manual driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK, as you will be required to drive service vehicles. You must also be over 25 years of age and have held your driving licence for a minimum of 12 months to comply with the insurance restrictions.

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
Opportunities for transfers and promotions and we are well represented in both Ellesmere Port and Chester.

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

Next Steps

If this jobs sounds like the right opportunity for you, click Apply on the MacIntyre website, and complete our straightforward application form.

Closing date: Friday 09 February 2018

Interview date and Service visit will be arranged after your application has been scored.

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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