Support Worker - Part time (20 hpw) - [FEMALE ONLY] - Church Stretton, Shropshire

Church Stretton
£15,000 - £19,999
12 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you kind and caring? Could you support people with learning disabilities, helping them live life on their own terms?

We have a vacancy for a Female Support Worker in our service in Church Stretton, 10 miles south of Shrewsbury. This is a Part-time position (20 hours per week) that we currently have available.

We are only accepting Female Applicants at this time due to an occupational requirement.

About the role

The service has been set up to allow a brother and sister to move into their first home after flying the nest, so they can live as independently as possible. They are in their late 40s / early 50s and attend day service and farm placements during the day in the week; Both are known and welcomed in the community and need support to continue this connection.

They are looking for people who are caring, empathetic and are easy to talk to. They need support with finances, medication, food prep and shopping, accessing the community and maintaining their good relationship with their family as they are very close. The lady needs a lot of emotional support as well.

Other hobbies and activities they enjoy are crafts, TV, playing games on their tablets, learning to cook and clean, spending time with family who live near by, going for meals, dancing at discos and generally getting out and about in the surrounding hills. They are mostly independent but some help with personal care, prompting and bathing will be required.

You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins (2 per week). An idea of the shift patterns is as follows: Mon - Fri 15.00-23.00 sleep in, then 06.30-09.15 Sat and Sun 09,00 - 23.00 sleep in (can be split); though this can change depending on the needs of the service.

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 day-to-day help and advice from your Head of Service.

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 this position that you hold a full manual driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK, together your own transport which is insured for business use. You must also have held your UK driving licence for over 12 months.

Who are we?

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.

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 transfer and promotion within MacIntyre

Salaries are dependent on successful completion of a 6 month probation period.

Part time positions are paid pro rata.

Next Steps...

The closing date for this position is: Wednesday 28 February 2018

Apply now to take advantage of this opportunity!

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.

T: 01908 357016 – - Registered Charity No. 250840

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