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Support Workers - Children's Home (Leighton Buzzard)


MacIntyre Care

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 Support Worker at our children's home on the edge of Leighton Buzzard may be just the right fit for you. You will support the children in the morning to get them ready for school, and then again in the evening and 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 is essential you have a full driving licence as you will be asked to drive service vehicles.

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:

  • 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 pays for your DBS check
  • Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more

Part-time positions are pro rata.

Next Steps

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click Apply 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 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.

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 £8.30 and £8.65 Per Hour
Closing Date:
22nd 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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