Senior Support Worker

Job details
Posting date: 14 May 2021
Salary: £19,552 per year
Additional salary information: £10.00 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 12 June 2021
Location: St Albans, Home Counties, AL4 0AT
Company: MacIntyre
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 37440674

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Do you have experience supporting vulnerable people? Are you looking for the next step in your social care career? Could you see yourself working with adults who have learning disabilities?

You'll be a Senior Support Worker helping us to create a relaxed and homely environmentfor adults with multiple learning and physical disabilities.
The people who make their home here (aged mid-twenties to mid-seventies)will need support with a range of activities from the everyday living needs and ‘must dos’ such as assisting with medications, intimate care, attending appointments, and maintaining relationships with thier family and friends online.

As the Senior, you will develop rotas, complete supervisions and deputise for the Frontline Manager. You'll work closely with the staff team, encouraging and coaching them and identifying training needs, whether formal or by way of day-to-day coaching and reflection.

Once we can all get out a bit more, we're usually supporting with other activities such as; swimming, arts and crafts, eating out, parties or just getting out and about locally in their mini-bus. Staff share mealtimes with people we support, cooking beautiful food which everyone enjoys. We have a multi-disciplinary staff team plusregistered nurses who are on shift at all times so you will always be supported too. Ourfull-time positions are 37.5hours a week or if you're interested in a part-time role, let us know how many hours you can work. You'll take your turnworkingshifts on a rota, including days, evenings,weekends, and bank holidays.​​​​​​​

About you
You'll need experience working with vulnerable people, ideally those with a learning disability. Perhaps you have been a Support Worker or Care Worker and are now looking to step up to a more senior role. You'll need to be patient and resilient, with loads of common sense. Perhaps you have an interest in psychology or counselling, or want to specialise in autistic spectrum conditions. Either would be a good fit for this job.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 company’s mobility car.

About us
MacIntyre is a national charity which supports over 1,200 people with a learning disability and/or autism.
We were founded in 1966 by the visionary parent of a child with disabilities and have been growing steadily ever since. We celebrate and develop everyone’s unique gifts, talents and contributions.

Training and Development
​​​​​​​At Macintyre we fully support your training and development. We know it can be daunting to start a new job, and not everyone learns the same way, so throughout your probation we will provide you with a mixture of eLearning, face-to-face training and mentoring support whilst on the job.
But it doesn't stop there - throughout your career with us you will have access to our own dedicated in house Learning and Development team, Quality Specialists and HR Teams. These teams, along with your Manager, will provide you with opportunities to learn and develop professionally as well as enabling and supporting you to achieve professional qualifications and career progression opportunities - all free of charge.

Pay and Rewards

- 6 weeks' annual leave including statutory public holidays (pro rata for part-time roles)
- Workplace Pension scheme – MacIntyre will contribute 3% of your salary to all eligible employees
- MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
- Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
- Health Cash Plan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody (at reduced cost)
- MacIntyre Sick Pay (qualifying period)
- Life assurance scheme offering valuable benefits to your dependents
- MacIntyre Rewards Scheme which recognises and rewards staff
- MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
- Access to the Blue Light Card which offers thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street for emergency and social care staff.
- Enhanced DBS Certificate (cost paid by MacIntyre)

How to apply
If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the Apply button 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 one from the attachments on our website advert or phone us on 01908 357 016 and we will send an application form to you.

Safer Recruitment and Diversity statement
MacIntyre safeguards and promotes the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.
MacIntyre is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support. As part of this commitment, our accessibility toolbar allows you a number of options: read adverts in another language (including Welsh for our Services located in Wales), change the font to Open Dyslexia, change the colours, and many others. Just click the button marked “Accessibility” at the top of the screen.

COVID Information
During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates.
This means we are taking every precaution to keep you and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process.
It also means we are requesting that our current and future employees can commit to employment only with MacIntyre at present. Additionally, please be aware that if legislative or other requirements change in the future, we may need to make vaccination mandatory for staff joining us

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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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