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Support Worker - children's home

Based in Leighton Buzzard



Do you have an interest in psychology or building a career in the field of autism? Could you support children with learning disabilities to live a life that makes sense to them? Then our role as a Support Worker at our children's home on the edge of Leighton Buzzard may be just the right fit for you. We love what we do and are recognised for our passion and dedication. Come and join us as a Support Worker and you'll soon see why...



You will support the children in the morning to get them ready for school, and then again in the evening and at night once school has finished for the day, helping with their daily lives and making sure they are able to participate fully in community activities and hobbies; interests that we hope you will share and nurture.


These young people have complex needs and may show challenging behaviour. Our specialist teams and Registered Manager will support you to learn ways of helping them to manage this behaviour. You will also need to provide assistance with personal care. 


About you


Of course we welcome you if you've been a care worker or healthcare assistant, but you don’t need experience, just the right attitude and personal qualities. We offer extensive training and a great induction. We’ll support you to gain your Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (free of charge), alongside other specialist training all provided by MacIntyre's accredited training team.


You'll be someone with initiative and warmth, able to thrive in a constantly changing environment, confident yet knowing when to ask for advice, and able to work as part of a close-knit team. If this sounds like you, and you're willing to learn, you probably have exactly the qualities our children and young people need. We can teach you the rest.


It would be great if you have a manual licence, to drive service vehicles, but this isn't essential.


This is a full-time role (37.5 hours a week) and you will work shifts including early and late (evenings), weekends, and bank holidays. 


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:


  • 30 days annual leave (including statutory public holidays) 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



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 one from the attachments on our website advert or phone us on 01296 681 274 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.


We are also currently recruiting Temporary roles to people who find themselves out of work at this time. You can find them in the job search facility on our website by searching for Temp, or contact us on 01908 357106


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

Between £9.32 and £9.67 Per Hour
£9.32 to £9.67 an hour plus benefits
Located in:
Leighton Buzzard
Closing Date:
11th August 2020
MacIntyre Care

MacIntyre Care

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Central Office: 602 South Seventh Street
Milton Keynes
01908 357016

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