Support Worker - Full-time - Market Drayton, Shropshire

Market Drayton
£7.60 - £7.70 per hour / £15,017 - £15,215 per annum
27 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you positive and creative? Could you support people with learning disabilities, helping them live on their own terms?

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.

We have a full-time vacancy supporting adults in our service in Market Drayton, Shropshire. This post is for 38 hours per week.

About the role

The people we support in Market Drayton are aged between 46 and 67 years of age, who enjoy a great social life and require support to go swimming, to discos, concerts and pubs. They attend exercise classes, enjoy gardening and shopping as well as lots of music from pop to rock to a bit of classical.

Because of the complexity of their learning disabilities, some people require help with intimate care or medication.

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. During the 6 month probation period you will work towards the completion of The Care Certificate which is an industry wide recognised qualification.

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

What we need from you

Experience is not necessary, as we provide a full induction and free training programme. 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.

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
Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
Opportunities for Transfers and Promotions within MacIntyre

Salaries are dependent on successful completion of a probation period before qualifying for the uplift and we pay £35 per sleep-in.

The closing date for this position is: Monday 07 August 2017

Interviews will take place after a meet & greet with the people we support.

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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