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 Endeavour House?
You will work with the same children regularly and have the opportunity to
build long term life changing relationships.
Support with maintaining friendships and family connections can make
a real difference. MacIntyre Academies Trust is a unique and special
organisation which is passionate about providing children and young people in
our care with life-changing education and support which enables them to build
skills for life, achieve exceptional outcomes regardless of their starting
point and build lifelong memories.
Across MacIntyre Academies Trust, people are at the heart of our
success and we are committed to providing a great place to work.
“I started a career in
domiciliary care as I wanted to help people. It was frustrating having to walk
away from people who needed my support. I’m glad I discovered MacIntyre and the
chance to go home happy at the end of a shift knowing I have made a difference”.
– Feedback at a recent careers event.
MacIntyre Academies Trust opened its first academy, in Headington,
Oxford in September 2014. Endeavour
Academy is a specialist Academy providing support for children and young people with autism and associated Severe
Learning Difficulties aged from 8 to 19 years old.
Endeavour Academy is currently recruiting for Support Workers to
work at their residential home in Barton, Oxford. At Endeavour Academy we look to provide an exceptional level of
care for all of our residents to ensure that each individual is supported to
live a life full of fulfilment and meaning.
We support our young people to develop
their independent skills as well as encouraging them to access and engage with the local
community. Activities can range from
cooking and cleaning, to supporting the young people to trips to the beach or
theme parks. We offer an extensive range of activities and no two days are ever
We operate on a rota of shifts,
including weekends and bank holidays,
365 days per year. This includes working shifts, 7am -3pm and 2pm-10pm. We also offer sleep ins if you are on a late shift followed by an early shift paid
at £50 per sleep in. We can offer hours up to 38 hours (full-time) or part time
hours. Please state which you are
applying for in your application.
We are looking
for highly motivated, active members of staff who are looking to embark on an
exciting and rewarding career working with children and young people with
Autism and learning difficulties. Previous experience is not essential
though desirable to have an understanding of Autism and Learning disabilities; ultimately
providing Care, education and support to Children and Young people. It is
paramount that you must be an effective, confident communicator. You will be able to keep accurate records
such as the recording of daily notes;
mediation administration and learning outcomes
with excellent attention to detail.
You will demonstrate an approach of facilitation and reflective
practice with a belief in a life of independence and
choice for the young people you will support at all times.
Some of our young people are very active but at the same time are
vulnerable if left on their own. Some young people can behave in a way that is challenging
to others and part of our role is to teach young people safer and more effective ways
of communicating their needs, however a level of challenge still exists; this
can be physical or a reluctance to engage. For these reasons this role requires
someone who is physically fit. MacIntyre
Academies will, where possible, look to make reasonable adjustments to comply with
the Equality Act 2010.
return, we can offer you a competitive salary, plus a MAT Life Day and local
government pension scheme. We have an enhanced Sick Pay policy. We have an
excellent Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing as
well as free flu jabs, full induction, training and career opportunities. This
is on top of termly You Are Awesome awards, an annual Big Thank you day and
whole trust CPD Day.
Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions will require an
enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS
Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including
obtaining references. This post includes engaging in regulated activity
relevant to children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,
1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Further
information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide:
DBS filtering guide - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) It is an offence to apply for this
role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to
children. Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work
with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified.
Individual Safeguarding Policies for our Academies can be found on our website
under ‘Essential Information’ and candidates will be asked about this as part
of the recruitment process.
line with the update to KSCIE 2022 MacIntyre Academies will carry out an online
search of the candidate once the shortlisting process has been completed as
part of their due diligence. This may involve a google search of the
candidate’s name, looking at the top three search results over the past three
years. If any incidents or issues are identified that are publicly available
online this will be explored with the candidate at interview stage.
*Salaries are based on Full-Time-Equivalent and are pro-rata for
part time roles. Salaries are dependent on experience with option of additional
hours through the extended school provision.
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