Relief Support Worker

Job details
Posting date: 15 November 2019
Salary: £8.50 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 15 December 2019
Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK8 0AT
Company: MacIntyre
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 484573

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Do your friends say you’re positive, patient and kind? Looking for a role you can fit round your own commitments? Come and join our award winning charity and help support people with learning disabilities to live a life that makes sense to them...

You'll join us as a Relief Support Worker across two of our services in Crownhill, Milton Keynes.

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 Behavior Support strategy ensures we see the person first, not their disability.


You will play a key part in assisting the 7 people we support 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 holidays, pubs & clubs, outings, football, crafts and knitting.

We are looking for active, fun-loving people who are willing to learn new things to support people of mixed ages and sexes, who enjoy a variety of interests and activities. You need to be able to promote independence whilst recognising and reacting to changes in health needs for the people in these services. Their ages range from early 30s to late 50s.

Because of the complexity of their learning disabilities, some people require help with intimate care or medication and there is also some palliative/end of life care in one of the services. We will provide you with full specialist training, with day-to-day help and advice from your head of service (frontline manager) and other senior practitioners.

This really is a wonderful opportunity to make a huge difference to someone's like plus, it's something you'll never forget!

How Relief Works

The Relief (Bank) post will support the permanent rota staff by completing shifts that are vacant due to annual leave/sickness/training/unforeseen vacancies. As such, hours are non specific but the service will endeavour to balance the needs of the service against your own work/life balance as appropriately as possible. Rotas will be available 6 weeks in advance.

Core shifts are (early) 07:30 - 15:00 and (late) 15:00 - 22:00 but shift times can be flexible to suit the needs of the people supported at the service.

What we need from you

We are ideally looking for people with experience in the health and social care world as some of the people we support have very complex needs, but what's important is that you share our values, have a positive approach and are willing to learn. People join us from many different disciplines from experienced care workers and healthcare assistants to trainees or people looking for a new career.

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 the service mini-bus.

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:

  • Workplace pension scheme
  • MacIntyre pays for your DBS check
  • Hourly rate plus holiday entitlement
  • 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 Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more

You will also have the possibility of applying for any permanent positions that become available in a MacIntyre service.

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.*

Don’t have a CV? Not sure if you’d qualify? Sometimes it’s easier to chat it all out over the phone so please, don’t hesitate to call our friendly team to discuss any of your questions. We won’t judge if you decide not to go ahead.

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 01908 357 016 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 01908 357016 in case of query. Registered Charity No. 250840


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