Senior Support Worker - Bedford, Bedfordshire

Recruiter
MacIntyre
Location
Bedford
Salary
£15,000 - £19,999
Posted
14 Feb 2018
Closes
17 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Are you looking for your next career move? Could you mentor a team whilst supporting people with learning disabilities?


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 for a full-time Senior Support Worker at our Registered Care Home in Flitwick, where we support six adults aged 50s to 70s, with a range of learning disabilities. This position is for 38 hours per week.



About the role


You will play a key part assisting the people we support to live as independently as possible, joining in with their favourite pastimes and hobbies and helping them be active members of their local community. You will work with them to learn new skills.


Because of the complexity of their learning disabilities, some people require help with intimate care or medication. They can display challenging behaviour and require emotional reassurance and support.


As a Senior practitioner, you'll support your Frontline Manager with developing rotas, and deputising for them in their absence. You'll work with the staff team, carrying out supervisions, mentoring them and identifying training opportunities, whether formal or informal.


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


This may be a great opportunity for you if you have experience as a care worker supporting vulnerable people and want to take the next step in your career leading a staff team.


To find out more about what it's like to work at MacIntyre, check out our Great Interactions blog on our website.




What we need from you


You will need some experience working with vulnerable people, ideally those with learning disabilities. Perhaps you have been a Support Worker or Care Assistant and are now looking to step up to a more senior role with more responsibilities and greater challenges.


You will need to be flexible and organised, with a positive approach.


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
MacIntyre Rewards - great retail and leisure discounts
Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme


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


The closing date for this position is: Monday 05 March 2018

Interviews will take place shortly after applications are received and shortlisted.



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
This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/80025276

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