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Support Worker (MALE ONLY) posted by MacIntyre

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Support Worker (MALE ONLY)

CAPTION: Job details

Posting date: 06 December 2019
Salary: £9.00 to £9.50 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 05 January 2020
Location: Wrexham, Clwyd, LL14 2BW
Company: MacIntyre
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 491175

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Do you want to work for an award-winning charity? Could you support people with learning disabilities, helping them with such activities as day trips, going to the disco or cycling?

You will be working as a Support Worker at two of our services in Wrexham supporting people with a learning disability. This position is only open to Male applicants* due to the service requirements. Ideally we are looking for a full-time support worker (38 hours per week) but we would also consider part-time for the right candidate.

About the Role

One of the services is purpose built complex supporting four ladies and a gentleman, where everyone has their own bungalow and private garden with a communal entrance hall. You'll be part of our staff team who are there to ensure the people we support maintain their own tenancies through day to day living tasks such as cooking, food shopping and any other household tasks.

You will be supporting with their favourite pastimes and hobbies; They have a range of interests including swimming, cycling, going for days out to the beach, walking, shopping, going to the disco, using social media and going to bingo. Each resident has a car and therefore all staff must be able to drive so they can access local facilities.

You will take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, weekends, and bank holidays. Service pattern at one service is 7am-12pm, 12pm-5pm, 5pm-10pm. Staff can choose whether they work 5 hour shifts, 10 hour shifts or 15 hour shifts. Other service is a mixture of days and nights.

Some people require help with intimate care or medication. They can display challenging behaviour and require emotional reassurance and support. We will provide you with full training and with day-to-day help and advice from your line manager and colleagues.

The work can be challenging but also very rewarding with the positive outcomes you'll bring.

About us

MacIntyre is a award-winning national charity supporting people with learning disabilities. We use person centred approaches 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.

What we need from you

You don't need experience, as we provide a full induction and free training programme. People come from all different backgrounds from experienced Care Workers and Healthcare Assistants to trainees, apprentices and new recruits looking for a start in the Health & Social care industry. What's important is that you share our values, 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.

Pay and Rewards

MacIntyre provides a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications. We also offer a range of benefits which includes:
* 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).
* Workplace pension scheme
* MacIntyre pays for your DBS check
* Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
* MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
* MacIntyre Rewards Scheme
* MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more

Part-time positions are pro rata. Salaries are dependent on qualifications.

£9.00 - Unqualified rate

£9.50 - Qualified rate (NVQ Level 3 or equivalent. We provide free on the job training to help achieve this qualification and pay rate)

Next Steps

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

Alternatively if you would prefer to complete a manual application form, you can either download this from our website 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.

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..

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 requirement.]


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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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