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Wigan, Lancashire MacIntyre

Looking for a job where you can make a positive difference? Could you see yourself supporting a young man with complex learning disabilities? No experience needed.

We love what we do and are recognised as an award winning charity for our passion and dedication. Come and join us and you'll soon see why


We are currently recruiting Support Worker to work with Frank*. Frank in his 20s and lives in his own specially adapted home in Wigan, near his family. He has very individual needs, autism and behaviours that maybe deemed as challenging. Frank requires a lot of emotional reassurance and support.

Frank enjoys anything to do with water play and outings in his car. You'll need to be patient and resilient, with loads of common sense. Perhaps you have an interest in psychology or want to specialise in autistic spectrum conditions. Either would be a good fit for this job.

We'll provide you with full training and day-to-day help and advice from your Head of Service. Because of the young man's individual needs, all staff must complete Positive Behaviour Management training. You will play a key part in the process of helping him develop and grow, in conjunction with his family, the staff team and specialist advisors.

You'll work shifts which include days, evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays. Shift patterns are: 8am-3pm, 3pm-10pm and10pm-8am.

This work can be demanding and doesn't suit everyone, but if it's right for you, you'll find it incredibly fulfilling.

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; and to comply with our insurance you must be over 21 years of age and you must have held your licence for over 12 months.

*Not real name

Who are we?

MacIntyre is an 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.

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:

  • 30 days' annual leave (including public holidays)
  • 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

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.*

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 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

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