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Support Worker - part-time and full-time
Title: Support Worker - part-time and full-time
Category: Medical Health
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
Salary: £10,001.00 - £15,000.00
Salary per: annum
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Are you looking for a job that involves going to the cinema and eating out? Or a part-time practitioner role without the sleep-ins? Could you support someone with learning disabilities in the local community?

You'll join us as a Support Worker at our Supported Living service in Braintree, Essex.

We have part-time positions available, which start at 16 hours per week (2 shifts) but if you were available for more hours, let us know on your application form and we can discuss further at interview. Full-time is 38 hours per week.

About the role

In this MacIntyre service we support 4 people (two gentlemen and two ladies, aged from 50 - 70) in their own bungalows. You will play a key part in assisting the people to live as independently as possible in this lovely supporting environment. You will join in with their favourite pastimes and hobbies, helping them be active members of their local community. Activities might include shopping, going to the cinema, horse racing, bowling, or going out for meals. Or maybe you have an idea for an activity that would be suitable.

They can display mild behaviours of concern and there is minimum personal care involved. We will provide full training with day-to-day help and advice from your Head of Service (Frontline Manager) and Senior Support Workers.

You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, weekends, and bank holidays. Shift pattern is: 7:00am - 2:00pm (early shift) and 2:00pm - 10:00pm (late shift).

This is a wonderful opportunity to help make a positive impact on someone's life.

What we need from you

We provide a full induction and free training program so social care experience is not necessary; People join us from many different backgrounds from experienced Healthcare Assistants and Care Workers to others who are looking for a change in career to something more fulfilling and rewarding. What's important is that you share our values, have a positive approach and are willing to learn.

About us

MacIntyre is a award-winning national charity. We provide learning, support and care for more than 1,500 people who have a learning disability and/or autism. We use person centred approaches to keep the people we support safe, happy and healthy and to ensure each individual is able to live a life that makes sense to them.

Pay and Rewards

You’ll receive a great induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications, free of charge. Other benefits include:

6.6 weeks (including statutory public holidays) rising 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 Programme 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

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 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 in case of query. Registered Charity No. 250840
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