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Senior Support Worker - Male Only - Wigan posted by MacIntyre

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Senior Support Worker - Male Only - Wigan

CAPTION: Job details

Posting date: 16 December 2019
Salary: £10.00 per hour
Additional salary information: £10.00 an hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 15 January 2020
Location: Wigan, WN5 8HG
Company: MacIntyre
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 493196

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Looking for the next stage of your career - Team Leader maybe? Do you have experience supporting people with learning disabilities?

We love what we do and are recognised as an Award Winning Charity for our passion and dedication. Why not join us as a Senior Support Worker and be a part of helping others live lives that make sense to them.

Please note, we can only accept applications from males for this role due to the operational requirements of the service.*


We are seeking a fun loving, caring and passionate Senior Support Worker to help support our young man to live as independently as possible whilst providing the care and attention he needs to live a life that that makes sense to him.

You will be actively involved in a wide range of activities including walking, arts and crafts and swimming, there is a range of activities in the garden: bouncy castle, trampoline, semi-rigid swimming pool through to the everyday living needs. There will also be some personal care.

Our young man is a healthy, strong and very physically able young man however, behaviours of concern can be displayed due to sensory and communication issues (which can trigger anxiety) but we will provide you with all the training and support you'll need to be able to react quickly should such situation arise. He lives in his own specially-adapted accommodation close to his family. You will play a key part in the process of helping him develop and grow, in conjunction with the staff team and specialist advisors.

As a Senior, you will develop rotas and deputise for the Frontline Manager. You will work closely with the staff team, encouraging them and identifying training needs, whether formal or by way of day-to-day coaching and reflection. This could be a stepping stone to further opportunities within MacIntyre - namely a future Frontline Manager role.

This is a full-time role (38 hpw) and you'll be part of a rota covering shifts across days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

What we need from you

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

If you have a particular interest in psychology or in working with people on the autistic spectrum, that would be a good fit.

The work is demanding and it's not for everyone but with the support of your colleagues the ultimate reward is the heart felt feeling of being able to see the positive impact you're able to have on anothers life and this is something that you'll never forget.

*You will need a full manual drivers licence (held for at least 12 months) and be aged 21 or over (for insurance purposes) to be able to drive the companys mobility car.

Who are we?

We are an Award winning Charity that has the core belief that everyone has potential, something to offer and a valuable contribution to make to their community.

We use a person centered approach to keep the people we support safe, happy and healthy and to ensure each individual is able to live a life that makes sense to them. Using a Positive Behaviour Support strategy ensures we see the person first, not their disability.


Training and benefits:

MacIntyre provides a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications, free of charge.

Our benefits include:
* 6.6 weeks (including statutory public holidays) rising with service to a maximum of 7.6 weeks (including statutory public holidays) after 5 years (pro rata for part time staff)
* The sense of feeling proud of your impact and proud of how far the person you're supporting has come
* Full and on going training
* Workplace pension scheme
* MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
* Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
* MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
* Cashplan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody
* MacIntyre Rewards Scheme
* MacIntyre pays for your DBS check

Next Steps

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the green Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.*

Safer Recruitment Statement

MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.

* If you would prefer to complete a manual application form, you can either download one from the attachments on our website advert or phone us on Apply Now >> and we will send an application form to you.

Please note: we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don't delay, apply today.

Empowering people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them

Contact Apply Now >> in case of query. Registered Charity No. 250840

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

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About Disability Confident
A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident.

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