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Learning Support Assistant


MacIntyre Care

How do your friends describe you? Do they say you’re someone who is warm, willing to learn, and resilient? Then you probably have the qualities our children need. Are you looking for a fulfilling journey to a career working with children who have autism and severe learning disabilities? Based at our children's home in the pretty village of Wingrave, between Aylesbury and Leighton Buzzard, you’ll support children and young people aged 11 to 19. Working in one of our residential houses, you’ll be part of a close-knit team supporting young people with their daily lives and encouraging their participation in community activities and hobbies.

You may have been a care worker before, but if not don’t worry, you don’t need experience – if you have the right approach, we can teach you everything you need to know. We’ll support you to gain your Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (free of charge), alongside other specialist training all provided on site by MacIntyre.

Full-time (37.5 hours per week), and part-time work available (minimum 22.5 hours per week) with shifts of 7.5 hours a day.

Who are we?

MacIntyre is an award-winning national charity. We provide learning, support and care for more than 1,500 children, young people and adults who have a learning disability and/or autism.

Some things you need to know

  • You’ll be supporting young people who have complex needs and may show challenging behaviour. Our specialist teams will support you to learn ways of helping them manage this behaviour.
  • You must be willing to provide personal care where needed.
  • You’ll take your turn working shifts including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
  • Ideally you will have a full driving licence as you may be asked to drive service vehicles and obviously you will need to get to and from work - our children's home is in a rural location.

Pay and Rewards

MacIntyre provides a full induction and ongoing training – we will support you to gain a Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (free of charge). We also offer a range of benefits which include:


  • 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)
  • Free training
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • MacIntyre pays for your DBS check
  • 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


Salaries are dependent on relevant qualifications.  Part time positions are pro rata.

Next Steps...

If this job looks like a great fit for you, then click the green Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV. 

Or you can phone the Admin office at Wingrave and we will post you an application form. Tel: 01296 681 274. 

Safer Recruitment

MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (paid for by MacIntyre), together with all other relevant recruitment and right to work checks. Where relevant, candidates from outside the EU will need to produce a biometric residency permit. Additionally, any successful candidate who has spent six months or more outside the UK (as an adult) within the last five years will need to obtain an overseas police check.

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

Between £14,644 and £15,422 Per Annum
Closing Date:
31st March 2019

MacIntyre Care

Leighton Road
HP22 4PA
T: 01908 357016


Recruitment Team
602 South Seventh Street
Milton Keynes
T: 01908 357016

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