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Senior Suppport Worker - Witney, Oxfordshire
Company Information Posted : 14-02-2018
Company :  MacIntyre
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Job Type : Permanent - Fulltime
Duration : Permanent
Category : Health/Medicine
Recruiter Reference : 277216
URL for applications : Click to apply
Salary : £16,005 to £16,993 per annum pro rota (£8.10 - £8.60 per hour)
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Start Publishing : 14-02-2018
Stop Publishing : 14-03-2018
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Description Are you looking to take the next step of your career? Why not join our friendly team in Witney?

We have a vacancy supporting adults for a full-time Senior Support Worker in our service in Witney, Oxfordshire. This position is for 38 hours per week.

About the role

You will be working in our Registered Care service in Witney which is home to four adults with a learning disability and/or autism. They are aged between 40 and 60. We support people to spend time doing the things that matter most to them and to develop their potential through support and activities that develop life skills and help them prepare for greater independence in the future.

The people we support in Witney have differing needs but all enjoy having staff who are warm, friendly, happy, active and will chat and sing. All like to go out in the vehicle for a drive, or be supported to walk (pushing a wheelchair where needed), out for tea and cake, lunch and local activities. Other hobbies and activities could include Library visits, sensory sessions or Drive to Kennington to drop and collect an individual from Day service. You will help to enable them to experience as much as possible!

You will support with personal care, and one person needs help with eating. During moments of anxiety they may also show some behaviours of concern but there is full training and support given to help cope with these.

The rota for this service covers shifts across days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins (roughly 1 or 2 per week).

As a Senior, you will develop rotas and deputise for the Frontline Manager. You will work closely with the staff team, encouraging them and identifying training needs, whether formal or by way of day-to-day coaching and reflection. This could be a stepping stone to further opportunities within MacIntyre who are well represented within the Oxfordshire area.

What we need from you

You will need some experience working with vulnerable people, ideally those with learning disabilities. Perhaps you have been a Support Worker or Care Worker and are now looking to step up to a more senior role with more responsibilities and greater challenges.

You will need to be flexible and organised, with a positive approach.

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 the 8 seater wheelchair adapted service vehicle.

Who are we?

MacIntyre is an award winning national charity supporting children, young people and adults with learning disabilities. Our core belief is that everyone has potential, something to offer and a valuable contribution to make to their community.

Pay and Rewards

MacIntyre offers a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications. We also offer a range of benefits which include:

Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days including statutory public holidays, rising with service
Free training
Workplace pension scheme
Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme

Salaries are dependent on successful completion of a 6 month probation period.

Next Step...

If you're looking for an exciting opportunity - don't delay; Apply Today!

Interviews will take place as soon as applications are received and shortlisted.

Closing Date: Thursday 01 March 2018

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, 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 of more outside the UK (as an adult) within the last five years will need to obtain an overseas police check.

Contact 01908 357016 or Registered Charity No. 250840
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