Support Worker - MALE ONLY - Bedford, Bedfordshire

£15,000 - £19,999
10 Feb 2018
17 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
Could you support people with learning disabilities, helping them live more independently? As a Support Worker you can make a real, positive difference to someone’s life.

We have a vacancy for a Support Worker at our Supported Living service in Ampthill. We could accommodate either one full-time person (38 hpw) or two part-time. Let us know which hours would work for you as these are negotiable. Please note we can only accept applicants from males for this role.

About the role

You will be working in our Supported Living service located in Ampthill. It comprises two adjoined flats with two people sharing each flat. The people we support are all gentlemen aged in their 40’s and 50’s, quite independent and with a variety of different interests. We support them with the everyday things around their homes, such as cooking and cleaning, as well as leisure activities, education opportunities and skills for personal development.

People we support at this service enjoy attending Football matches, concerts, circuses, air shows and college. We support them to go on holidays, day trips and evenings out. You'll help the men to learn new skills, enabling them to become more independent and take control of their lives.

You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

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 the service people carrier. You must also have one year's driving experience to comply with the insurance requirements.

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 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 within MacIntyre and we have many services in Bedfordshire

Salaries are dependent on successful completion of a 6 month probation period. Part time positions are pro rata.

The closing date for this position is: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Interviews will take place as soon as applications have been received and shortlisted - Apply Today!

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.

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

Contact 01908 357016 or . Registered Charity No. 250840

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