Looking for a part time job? 16 hours per week work?
Could you support people with learning disabilities, helping them live life on their own terms?
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.
We have a vacancy supporting adults for a part-time Support Worker in our Leicester Outreach service. This position is for 16 hours per week working some days, evenings and weekends.
This position is only open to *Female applicants due to the operation requirements of the service.
About the role
You will play a key part in assisting the people we support in our Outreach service to live as independently as possible. You will join in with their favourite pastimes and hobbies, helping them be active members of their local community. Activities might include bowling, swimming, going out for walks, listening to music, going into town, shopping or out for meals, visiting the Space Centre and day trips to other locations.
Because of the complexity of their learning disabilities, some people require help with intimate care or medication. They can display challenging behaviour and require emotional reassurance and support. One of the people supported in Outreach is also a wheelchair user and the general age range is between 35 - 40.
You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings and weekends.
We will provide you with full training and with day-to-day help and advice from your Head of Service (Frontline Manager) and Senior Support Workers. 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.
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, from experienced Care Workers and Healthcare Assistants to novices looking for a start in the health care sector. What's important is that you share our values, have a positive approach and are willing to learn.
It is desirable 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.
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.
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
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(*This post is exempt from the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1) which provides for the application of a genuine occupational requirement.)