Support Worker - full-time and part-time - Hertfordshire, South East

Recruiter
MacIntyre
Location
Hemel Hempstead
Salary
£9.11 an hour
Posted
12 Aug 2019
Closes
22 Aug 2019
Ref
1233166619
Are you a sporty type with a sense of adventure and a love of the outdoors? Or a music-lover who loves to dance. Maybe you can ski? If so why don’t you consider being Simon's Support Worker. You’ll be supporting Simon, a young man with a learning disability and autism living in his own flat, as he strives to lead a life that makes sense to him. Simon is full of energy and enjoys outside activities such as baseball, football, going on bike rides or going for long walks. He has a love of music, especially the 80 's and loves dancing. He attends weekly music sessions and has even made a record. Recently Simon has learned to ski and would love someone who would be able to go on the slopes with him. Simon also enjoys trampolining, movies and going out for a curry. One day a week he needs supporting to the local horticulture centre where he works. Simon has communication difficulties and would benefit from someone who can use Makaton or is prepared to learn. Who are we? MacIntyre is an award-winning national charity supporting children, young people and adults 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. Using Positive Behaviour Support strategies ensures we see the person first, not their behaviour or learning disability. Some more specifics Full time is 38 hours a week. If you were interested in part-time, please let us know on your application how many hours you could work and we'll discuss possibilities at interview You’ll be working shifts of 7am-2.30pm and from 2pm-9.30pmfive days a week, taking your turn on a rota which includes weekends. We could accommodate either one full-time or two part-time support workers. Simon has his own car so would prefer someone who can drive but not essential if you are happy to support Simon on public transport or riding his bike It would be helpful if you have experience working with people who have learning disabilities and/or autism, but not essential. We provide first class training and it’s more important you have the right personal qualities, such as enthusiasm, patience, resilience and a willingness to learn. 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) raising 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 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 Part-time positions are pro rata, and full time pay is £18,049 a year. 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. Alternatively if you would prefer to complete a manual application form, you can either download 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. 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 01908 357016 in case of query. Registered Charity No. 250840 Not his real name

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