The feeling of supporting and empowering people with learning disabilities and autism to live a life that makes sense to them is the most heartfelt. And Seeing the difference that YOU can make is unforgettable
We love what we do and are recognised as an award winning charity for our passion and dedication. Join us a Support Worker and you'll see why!
This really is an opportune moment to join the team! Due to growth, our new services are hiring additional Support Workers in Wigan. We have two services where we support both Benny* and Harry* to live as independently as possible whilst providing the care and attentiont they need to live lives that makes sense to them.
*Not real names
Benny is a young gentlemen with learning disabilities. Benny has limited verbal communication and uses signs and prompts to communicate of which you'll soon learn to understand. Benny will really benefit from having structure and consistency in his approach and support and we're determined to give him just that. You will come to play a key part in the process of helping Benny develop and grow in conjunction with the team.
Benny will need full support in his home with a range of activities from the everyday living needs and 'must dos' (such as assisting with dressing and prompts with personal care, medications, supporting with attending health and medical appointments), through to the lighter side of life doing things like becoming involved with the local community, going to discos, trips to the zoo, being in open spaces, socialising with family and friends. Benny is very close to his Mum so you'll support family visits. Benny is also religious and is practising Hinduism so visits the local temple regularly so you'll need to be open to this.
Harry is a 20 year old gentlemen with learning disabilities which affect his cognitive functioning. Harry will really benefit from having structure and consistency in his approach and support and we're determined to give him just that. You will come to play a key part in the process of helping Harry develop and grow in conjunction with the team.
Harry will need full support in his home with a range of activities from the everyday living needs and 'must dos' (such as assisting with picking the appropriate clothing for the day, prompts with personal care, medications, finances, supporting with attending health and medical appointments), through to the lighter side of life doing things like becoming involved with the local community, the theatre and performing arts and socialising with family and friends with whom he has close relationships with. Harry can display behaviours of concern in the form of self harm but we will provide you with all the training and support you'll need to be fully prepared should a situation arise.
This is a full-time role (37.5 hpw) and you'll be part of a rota covering shifts across days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
This is the perfect time to join and make YOUR mark!
What we need from you
Firstly, you don't need experience to become a Support Worker but it's not easy. The work can be demanding and challenging at times but no 2 days are the same and the reward of seeing YOUR personal impact is incredibly inspiring and it's something you'll never forget.
As long as you have the passion and drive to want to make a real difference, we'll teach you the rest. With your key attributes and our training, together we can deliver the best possible support.
*You will need a full manual drivers licence (held for at least 12 months) and be aged 21 or over (for insurance purposes) as you may be required to drive Benny's own car.
Who are we?
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 Behaviour Support strategy ensures we see the person first, not their disability.
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 statutory public holidays) pro rata for part-time staff
- The sense of feeling proud of your impact and proud of how far the person you're supporting has come
- Full and on going training
- 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
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 this from our website or phone us on and we will post you an application form
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.
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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