Care Assistant

Full Time
Shrewsbury SY2
£20,530 a year
Posted 5 days ago
Job description

Is your career in care as rewarding as it could be? Are you frustrated with unrealistic schedules that leave no time for the people you support?

Why not join MacIntyre? You will work with the same people regularly and have the opportunity to build long term life changing relationships.

We're looking for full-time Support Workers to join the team at Bradbury Bungalow in Shrewsbury, which is home to three charming gentlemen aged 50 to 70, who each have a learning disability. Your ability to drive unlocks the opportunities for people to do the things they really enjoy. So you must be a driver with a manual license. Don't worry! You won't be racing between appointments.

In addition to your annual salary of £20,530 from 1st April, you’ll have the opportunity to work sleep-ins* at £60 per night. You’ll also have the pleasure of receiving the Blue Light discount card and making savings at the checkout, along with other benefits detailed below.

Intrigued to know a bit more about them?

Let us introduce you to the wonderful David! He enjoys watching films on Netflix, solving puzzles, colouring and playing darts. David uses sign language to communicate, however he is happy to teach anyone the basic signs.

Peter likes nothing more than a good laugh and joke over endless cups of tea!

Ben is an ABBA fanatic! (Who isn't?!) He enjoys listening to Abba and attends every Abba tribute concert held at the local theatre/venues. His love for dogs, especially Collies would be the ultimate ice breaker!

They all enjoy trips to the pub, have a great sense of humour and likes nothing more than hearing jokes over tea and biscuits. Having a good Chinese take away would be their ideal Saturday Night routine!

This is just a taste of their uniqueness!

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What will you be doing?

The role involves supporting the men to get ready for their day ahead, weather that be a trip to the gym or a morning at home, you will need to help them choose appropriate clothing. Between the 3 people we support, 2 of the men use wheelchairs and a tracking hoist, which doesn't stop them in doing the things they love! Although this may seem daunting, full training will be given and you will working alongside experienced colleagues. Your colleagues will tell you it's a very rewarding job where no two days are the same.

*If you’re not familiar with it, for a sleep-in shift, you sleep at the person’s home overnight in the spare room, ready to wake up and provide support if someone is restless. In the Shropshire area, we pay £60 per sleep-in.

Names changed for confidentiality

About you

Experience isn’t always necessary. If you have the right attitude, good customer service skills, share our values and are willing to learn, you’re likely to be a great fit. We are looking for people who celebrate differences, and we strive to make all our staff feel included, valued and respected.

About us

MacIntyre is a national charity which supports over 1,200 people with a learning disability and/or autism.

We were founded in 1966 by the visionary parent of a child with disabilities and have been growing steadily ever since. We celebrate and develop everyone’s unique gifts, talents and contributions.

Potential earnings

Our Support Workers in Shropshire earn a base rate of £9.75 (£10.50 from 1st April) per hour, but there is potential to earn more. Here are a couple of examples (these are for illustration, not contractual):

Full-time Support Worker: £19,063 (£20,530.12 from 1st April) annual salary plus £5,520 for an average of two weekly sleep-ins (£60 per sleep-in) = £24,583 a year (£26,050.12 from April 1st)

Part-time Support Worker working 22.5 hours per week: £11,438 (£12,318 from April 1st) annual salary plus £2,760 for an average of one weekly sleep-in = £14,198 a year (£15,078 from 1st April)

On top of these amounts, there is usually the option to work some overtime hours if you wish

Pay and Rewards

We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our staff which includes:

  • Six weeks' annual leave including statutory public holidays
  • Workplace Pension scheme – MacIntyre will contribute 3% of your salary to all eligible employees
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • Health Cash Plan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody (at reduced cost)
  • MacIntyre Sick Pay (qualifying period)
  • Life assurance scheme offering valuable benefits to your dependents
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme which recognises and rewards staff
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
  • Access to the Blue Light Card which offers thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street for emergency and social care staff.
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (cost paid by MacIntyre)

Training and Development

At Macintyre we fully support your training and development. We know it can be daunting to start a new job, and not everyone learns the same way, so throughout your probation we will provide you with a mixture of eLearning, face-to-face training and mentoring support whilst on the job.

But it doesn't stop there - throughout your career with us you will have access to our own dedicated in house Learning and Development team, Quality Specialists and HR Teams. These teams, along with your Manager, will provide you with opportunities to learn and develop professionally as well as enabling and supporting you to achieve professional qualifications and career progression opportunities - all free of charge.

How to apply

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the 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, call us 01908 357 016 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 and Diversity statement

MacIntyre safeguards and promotes the welfare of the children, young people and adults we support. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.

MacIntyre is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support. As part of this commitment, our accessibility toolbar allows you a number of options: read adverts in another language (including Welsh for our Services located in Wales), change the font to Open Dyslexia, change the colours, and many others. Just click the button marked “Accessibility” at the top of the screen.

COVID-19 Information

We will take every precaution to keep you and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process and your employment with MacIntyre. We encourage all our employees to follow Government advice and get vaccinated against COVID and flu. If you are a frontline care worker, you are on the priority list for vaccination.

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