Our education teams inspire young people with complex learning disabilities or other support needs by creating and making the most out of all opportunities for them to learn, grow and develop.
Could you help make a difference to someone's life?
MacIntyre is an award winning UK provider of support services to people with learning disabilities and/or autism. As part of this charity, No Limits provides education programmes to children and young people for whom more traditional learning environments may not have worked. No Limits provides a bespoke education programme which is purposefully designed to be right for them based around their interests. We currently have vacancies for Relief (Bank) Workers in the Oxfordshire area. We have a hub at Abingdon College in Wootton Road, but also support students in the community in Banbury. Banbury-based staff would work mainly in the town centre.
Being a Relief worker means you will work shifts as needed when our regular staff are on holiday, on sick leave or during other periods of additional need, like a supply teacher in a school. We will pay you on an hourly rate basis for the time worked. There is no obligation on either side though the more you put in, the more you will get out.
About the role
Because our Teaching Assistants work mostly out in the community rather than in a classroom setting, your job title would be Community Learning Facilitator (CLF). Your key task will be to deliver the education programmes to the learner. You will support the young person to work towards their education targets and your day might involve helping them learn how to use public transport, or take part in or watch sporting activities. You will support the young person to learn practical life skills, and support some people to attend work experience or college, including Abingdon and Witney college.
Because of the complexity of their learning disabilities the young people are almost always supported 1-1 and therefore the work will involve lone working, often in the community. Some of the young people require support with intimate care or medication and they may, if feeling particularly anxious, show behaviours of concern. Full training in all these areas will be given.
The work is both challenging and inspiring and you are ultimately supporting the young person in their education to prepare for their transition into their adult lives. We will provide you with an extensive and ongoing training programme and dedicated local support from your Team Coordinator and Programme Manager.
Perhaps you’ve worked in special education, as a Learning Support Assistant or Teaching Assistant. Perhaps you've been a Support Worker in the social care sector. However, experience is not essential. For us, underlying ability and attitude are just as important as background and experience. If you haven't worked in the field of education before then please don’t be put off. We can provide all the specialist training you need, but we can't train you to be kind, to have initiative, to be friendly and patient, and those are essential qualities for this work.
Ideally you will have a licence which allows you to drive in the UK; and maybe have with your own transport (can be a motorcycle or moped) with business insurance though we will consider candidates without vehicles.
However you must be willing and able to travel across the area, supporting young people from their own homes. Reasonable mileage is reimbursed.
Pay and Rewards
MacIntyre offers a full induction and ongoing training. We also offer a range of benefits which include:
Workplace pension scheme
MacIntyre Rewards - great retail and leisure discounts
Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
All permanent opportunities would be open to you as a member of our Relief (Bank) staff. Around 20% of our roles are filled through transfers and promotions of current MacIntyre staff.
The closing date for this position is: Thursday 31 January 2019.
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Interviews will be held shortly after applications are received and shortlisted. Applications checked daily!
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 (which MacIntyre pays for), 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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